Once the upstairs hall window was painted, we were able to take down the hideous and broken roller shade.
I honestly don’t know why it took us so long to replace it with blinds - the roller shade was so dark and barely let in any light when it was down. The blinds are so much easier to open and I love how they are just clean, simple and white. Such an improvement!
Once the blinds were up, we replaced the curtain rod. Originally I was going to put up different curtains, but I realized full length curtains here made zero sense. I even considered not having curtains here at all (the space is so narrow anyways), but I really like how the curtains soften the window.