Sunday, January 27, 2013

Roman Shade Project!

Some of you have been wondering about the Pintrest inspired roman shade project, so here's an update!   Overall, they turned out well.  The base of the shades are cheap-o plastic blinds which I found at Target for around $5.00. The rest of the cost is fabric so it will depend on your taste!  I think my end cost was about $35 per window, a far cry from the cost of custom roman shades at any retailer!   I do think they would have looked nicer mounted inside the window frame but these older windows didn't allow for a space to mount them, so I had to mount them outside the trim.   Instructions were found here.    I would say the level of difficulty was easy.

The biggest challenges were:
-keeping my dogs from laying in the middle of the fabric because anything on the floor in this house is owned by them.
-keeping the fabric glue off the service I was working on... which was impossible but working quickly, I was able to wipe it off with a damp cloth.

Finished product:

1 comment:

  1. It looks great! Love the fabric you ended up picking!