Okay, so I am NOT Bobette the Builder.
I decided to hang my drapes. How hard could it be? Screw the brackets into the wall. The rest is even easier.
Okay, go back to the screw the brackets into the wall part. Erm, who knew it was so easy to strip a screw? And so hard to get it out once I did? Did you know that it is possible to break a screw in half, stranding the larger part of it INSIDE the wall? I didn't! and yes, I did it.
But nevermind all that; the drapes are up. I have more stubbornness than is good for me. They look nice, actually.
Just don't look under them.