Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Another No Sew Roman Shade

I've been posting the play by play of our last "flip" house from two years ago, but I'm going to interrupt it to play blog party!



Shanty 2 Chic is having a "I made it without my hubby" party, and I just finished this last night.

I made  one of these for my little boy's room (you can get the full tutorial here), and it was so easy I wanted to do the same for my kitchen.

This literally took me less than a hour to make with leftover fabric (from these other no sew window treatments) and the existing mini blinds.  Fast and Free, and with my hubby!




Before: (pardon the mess on the counter)



After:








43 comments:

  1. I have been wanting a roman shade for my son's room and when I priced it I about had a heart attack....I love this and will definitely be making that roman shade I want with what I have...yours looks so great!

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  2. Fantastic! I love it! That's my kind of "sewing".

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  3. Beautiful job...love your fabric choice! I've got 2 kitchen windows waiting for a new look with the old blinds :)

    Have a wonderful day!

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  4. Looks great!

    Think it's possible when your "kinda Jewish inlaws" have burned the bottom of your blinds with their Menorah?

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  5. Beautiful! I love it! I remember reading your other project/ tutorial wishing I could do that, DUH I can, I forgot I had mini blinds hanging up, LOL!

    Your fabric choice is beautiful!! With your son's- did you cut the sheet or was it the perfect size?

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  6. PS How do you create the drawn out "plans", is it a specific software?

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  7. I really like those, clean and chic, and very professional looking! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. OOOOOO! I needed a treatment that was chic for my little girls room. Thanks for sharing...so cute!
    Jennie @ Cinnaberry Suite

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  9. That looks wonderful. The color and style is perfect for the room.

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  10. Great! I needed to find a tutorial to do this :)

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  11. These turned out terrific! Love the idea-- definitely goes into the "great idea to try" file. Thanks!

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  12. That looks fabulous. You did an amazing job. I have a party on Mondays called Its So Very Creative and I woul dlove to have you show this on there to inspire other gals.
    Cheri

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  13. I bookmarked this idea! I love it! I need new shades in my office and in one of the boys' rooms. I'll have to keep this in mind! You rock.
    Traci

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  14. I just stumbled across your blog the other day. This was perfect for what I needed! I used your tutorial and made these yesterday for our bathroom. My blinds were vinyl, though, so I think I am going to have to attach dowel rods to the slats to make them more sturdy.

    If you'd like to see my before/afters the photos are here: http://binkiesandbriefcases.blogspot.com/2010/06/roman-shades-from-mini-blinds-not-sure.html

    I included a link to this page as well :)

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  15. Help! I just made these roman shades and my fabric is too light, you can see the slats from the mini blinds. I had extra fabric so I attached it to the back but you can still see through. Any suggestions?
    brianna.elliott@gmail.com

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  16. Wow, that looks fantastic! Why haven't I thought of that? I never knew that roman shades are almost the same in protecting you against the very bright sunlight and looking good to boot. In my house in Indianapolis, blinds are my best friend, because I can face look outside without hurting my eyes and I am vexed with extreme heat due to me being used to cold weather.

    When I first moved to this country, I had trouble adjusting to the sunny weather especially the brightness. That is why I looked for window shutters (Indianapolis-based installers) for me to get the problem over with. Not only my windows prevent sunlight from entering, it also adds aesthetics to the house!

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  17. They turned out beautifully! The fabric is stunning. Thanks

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  18. Roman shade is beautiful just in the way it is....look so durable.
    Roman shades concord, ca

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