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
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 :)
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