I’ll be the first to admit that making roman shades as not been my forte. My last two attempts were nothing short of disastrous. The shades looked great when completely let down. And that’s all they did, because I was so confused when sewing them that I did things wrong and they never pulled up correctly! I think I might go the “no-sew” route and try this faux version!
If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. And that can be the case when it comes to window treatments. If you can’t find the perfect curtain, rod, or shade, make it! We’ve rounded up ten window treatments that you can create yourself!
And you thought you were done getting gifts this winter! This week, we’ve teamed up with Blinds.com to give away two $500 gift cards; that means two lucky winners will get five big ones to spends at Blinds.com, where you can find an awesome selection of blinds, shades, shutters and drapes. Read on to find out how to enter!
Tomorrow, we’ll show you how we worked with Blinds.com to revitalize the windows in the Curbly House. Continue Reading
Scraphaker’s roundup of umbrellas used as lampshades has made me pea-green with envy…because I wish I had thought of it first. Be damned bad luck, you’ll want to open some umbrellas indoors after seeing these ideas. Click here to see all of them.
It’s time to cozy up for fall! Turn wool blankets into repurposed window shades in a few easy steps–then sit back and bask in the warmth of your handiwork!
By using Army surplus blankets, which hover around $15-$20, you can get a great looking window shade at an even better cost. Matt Pierce from Wood&Faulk shares this simple DIY project on ReadyMade, so head over for the full tutorial!
Meanwhile, can you think of any other great ways to repurpose wool blankets? Continue Reading
Check out this super-simple and very clever window shade. It’s constructed with a few sets of loops at its sides which are then slipped over hooks (or even small drawer pulls) at the top of the window frame to raise and lower the shade. Courtney tells what we’ll need to make them. Just head over to her blog Two Straight Lines for the details.
Ready-made Roman shades of the wooden variety come in many widths, but their lengths are generally about 72″. That’s long, especially if your window is only 38″. Although the shades work fine for any length, that’s a lot of weight to which to subject the shades’ mechanisms. Plus, there’s excess bulk at the bottom of the window. You don’t have to live with ill-fitting shades like this. You can hem them, and it’s a surprisingly fast and easy procedure to get a custom look. Continue Reading