Saturday, January 11, 2014

No Sew Faux Roman Shade


After the paint and hand painted wall paper in laundry room, window was looking very plain. To dress up the window I decided to go for Roman shade. I have made the actual roman shade (the one which can be moved up and down with the help of the string) for other room. Since this window is tiny, decided to go for faux roman shade to achieve the look of original with least effort. Faux roman shade can not be adjusted, pleats are fixed.

I came across following fabric at Joann's where the print, kind of matches the painted wall paper. I bought 1 yard fabric (with 40% off coupon). 

Here is how the window looks all dressed up.




Materials ( I had everything on hand except for the fabric) :-
1. Check the width of the window (assume a), add 4" to it. That's the width of the Wood for the top of the roman shade.  I used scrap wood (leftover from our Master closet project)
2. Fabric for the faux roman shade ( width should be a + 4" + 2", actual length of the window + 5")
3. Stitch witchery or fabric glue or hot glue
4. Wood Stapler

Process:-
1. After cutting the wood to the desired length,  I just taped fabric on the two ends :). This ensures that the wood is not seen from sides
2. Iron the fabric to smooth out any wrinkles. Fold 1" inches on each side. Seal the ends with the stitch witchery.
3. Staple the top of the fabric to the wood
4. Make as many folds as you want, adjusting the fold lengths. secure them with stitch witchery. I used safety pins to hold the fold.
5. Locate the studs and secure the top on the wall using screws.



One more with the painter wall paper. You can read all about the painted wallpaper here


I love the projects which takes less time and money, this is one of such projects.  It took less than an hour (excluding the shopping trip for fabric ) and costed me less than 10 dollars :)

Have a blessed day and Thanks a bunch for stopping by!!!

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22 comments :

  1. Great idea! They look beautiful. I just made two roman shades for our master bath using the old mini blinds that came with the house. I might try this in our kitchen. We face a wooded park area and never close those blinds anyhow. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank u for stopping by Sarah. I am glad you liked it.

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  2. These look great. I am planning on making some. It will definitely be the first time. The fabric is beautiful.

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    1. Thank u Trish. Good luck with yours :), Hugs

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  3. Love it! You're so talented! I featured you this week at Boogieboard Cottage. Have a blessed week, Mary

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    1. Thank u for the feature Mary. Thank you so much for hosting

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  4. I love the patterns! Check out my link party link from 320 Sycamore! (theorganizeddream.blogspot.com).
    Thanks! -Kate

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Kate. I loved your idea of using the oat meal can for organizing. I have to try that out :)

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  5. That looks great! I can't believe you came out with something so pretty with one yard of fabric. It looks expensive....great job.. :)

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    1. Thank you so much Stacey. Have a wonderful rest of the week!

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  6. It looks fantastic. A very smart way to get a custom look!

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    1. Thank u Melissa. Have a wonderful day!

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  7. What a chic look! Thanks for linking up to Inspire Us Thursday on The Inspired Wren.

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  8. Thank you Ren for stopping by and hosting. Have a great week ahead

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  9. You did an awesome job. I will be featuring this tonight at my Swing into Spring party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

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  10. What a pretty curtain. I love the color and print. A couple months ago I did some no-sew curtains for my daughters room. Much more simple than yours though. Saying 'hi' from Creativity Unleashed! Thanks for sharing.
    Kristine :) @ blueblanket21.com

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    1. Thank u for stopping by, Kristine. Checked out yours, much simpler than mine :) Love it.

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  11. I love the colour and love the idea of no-sew .Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and hosting Amber

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