Monday, February 06, 2012

New Living Room Window Treatment

I got the idea for these Roman Shades from this site:
I used a hot glue gun and a sheet Abigail purchased at St. Vincent's for $2.38! The Venetian blinds were on the window when we bought the house so, although I spent way more on the valence fabric the shades were practically free - wahoo! I am really happy with how they turned out.

This is what I looked at over and over again to loop the valance up. 
The picture is down a ways on this blog, from a Country Living Magazine I think.

I did hot glue here and there to keep this from slipping on the rod. I haven't done this yet, but if i have enough of the yellow I used for the other window I might cover the rod that shows with that.  It is on the to do list.
I didn't quite have enough fabric to do the loopy think on the second living room window.  Here's what I came up with :) I took two rectangles of fabric. One my main color, the second for the lining. Then I sewed them right sides together, leaving a small opening to flip. I trimmed, flipped and sewed the opening closed. Hot glued the top corners and middle to the curtain rod, and tied a piece of fabric in the center.  Fast, easy and I like the look :)

I started a pinterest account so I can add to my ideas bank and go back to visit sites later.  Here's my pinterest link:


Rita said...

Ooooh. They turned out very nice. You are very brave to attempt such a tricky undertaking.

Beth said...

thanks ritz. other than time i didn't have much invested. the $2.38 sheet was it as i already had the blinds =)!

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