8.19.2010

made my shade

Little Miss Indecisive finally spied the perfect fabric at Crafty Planet and set out to conquer the window treatments in her dining room. (Aside: everyone has been telling me to check that place out, and am so glad I finally did. My heart raced to find nearly all of the world's cutest fabrics under one roof!) Anyway, I fell for this fabric mostly for its color scheme--its funky flower graphics are just a bonus. I love how it marries my traditional reds, blues, and (blah) beiges with my girly pink linens and teal tea cups.

Believe it or not, I made my shade by gluing fabric to vinyl mini blinds using this tutorial from Little Green Notebook, one of my favorite design blogs. No sewing involved! Overall, I am pretty satisfied with the results: Ample sunshine by day and ample privacy by night. The price tag for two shades was around $50, and most of that was spent on the fabric. Hooray for DIYing.

13 comments:

{Jenna Lou} said...

Oh cool. I didn't know this was possible. What a great way to re purpose the nasty shades that came with our house (that still need to be replaced).

I'm adding this to my to-do list for our bedroom. Thanks for sharing!!

Kelly said...

I love this fabric! It's so bright and cheery.

Heather at Blessed Little Nest said...

so cute!! you did a great job. i'm going to check out that tute for my kitchen window.

Erica said...

This is way-too-cute to be as easy as you said! Looks wonderful!

Bluebelle said...

This is lovely, I'm so inspired! Can't wait until we have a house - just hope it is as lovely as yours!

summer said...

these are sensational. wow. i love everything about them! your house is already so darling.

Amanda said...

Fantastic! Gorgeous! Now when can you come down to Madison and make these for my windows? :)

Cottage Mommy said...

Beautiful! I love the colors and the modern floral too! Just perfect! And I can hardly believe no sewing required! Now to see a shot of your entire dining room!

AndiMae said...

So so cute! I have seen that tutorial and wondered how easy/hard it would be...wish you could come give me a lesson!
xo

Aminta said...

In absolute love with it! Wonderful job Jess. Seriously.

Cherish Stockdale said...

Such a cute shade! I love it!!! Good job!

Noah and Ryders Mommy said...

Love this so much! My mom and I were just debating on wether we should do this same exact thing to her living room shades. She is wanting a pop of color in her living room!!
Love the fabric choice!!

Erin said...

I love it! Wish I were that talented...