You are sure to find many projects gone right and a few that I'm sure will go wrong posted on this blog. We've purchased our second home and although it was pristine when we bought it, we are committed to contstant improvement, style and making it our own!
One of the huge selling points to this home was the bedroom right off of the Living Room, ideal for a Playroom. In our last home, our daughter Harper Rose's room was her dedicated kid zone. There were a few issues with it however; it was so lovely I wanted nothing to take place in there! I could see my hard work vanishing before my eyes to grease, grim, food and all other things baby! It was also located upstairs. Again, gorgeous but everyone with children knows the reality of relocating the whole family upstairs to "play" is a far stretch. Back to my infatuation with this perfectly plotted room in the new house!
The Playroom is almost completed now, thanks in part to the easy completion of these no sew fabric roller shades. I found this nifty project originally on my all time favorite blog Emily A. Clark ! After researching on Google I also came across another design blog (now favorite of mine) A Well Dressed Home . Both blogs detail separate projects tackling these window treatments.
Here's my step by step guide to getting this done, stylishly!
(If you attempt to do while the kids are home or awake; fair warning- this might happen!)
Bring roller shade round cardboard base just over the start of the fabric. You want the center (like the center of a paper towel roll) to be free at the top without fabric. This way the fabric will roll easily when retracted or pulled down. Begin folding all three sides of the roller shade over with fabric and glue. Use the glue sparingly as you do not want any access present, however be sure it sticks! Be careful not to fold and glue too tightly. It should be snug yet have a little room to give for rolling.
Your glue will say 24 hours dry time; I sped it up with a hairdryer. Ultimate dry time was about 3 hours. Be sure it is DRY before rolling!
Best hubby in the world hanging brackets! We chose to hang outside of the window frame as we wanted to keep the horizontal blinds.
TA DA! No Sew DIY Fabric Roller Shades are complete! $28 and about 2 hours total time later, we have custom looking window treatments that scream style!
Don't be shy; go out and get it done! Leave comments! We want to know what you think about our first DIY post! Trust me, YOU CAN DO IT!
May there be enough style to last through the coming years; chat soon!