I'm getting things done.....check.....thanks to all the great ideas I keep finding at link parties! This litttle project idea came from "Love Grows Wild". (Click Here to View Source) I really like the look of fabric shades but I didn't want to spend a lot of money or have to tie and untie a rope each time I wanted to adjust the shade. As soon as I saw this project idea I knew I had to give it a try! Attaching fabric to a roller shade works for me!
1. I started this project by picking the roller blind. I had to have it cut to fit the size of our window. The cost of the blind was $12. Yeah!
2. Next, was the fun part...picking the fabric. I recently completed an organizing project called, "Wild" Fridge Organization that used zebra print placemats. (Click Here to View Post) I guess I really liked the zebra print because as soon as I saw this fabric I knew it would be perfect. I never thought I was an animal print, kind-of-girl but....who knew! This print is a soft, gray/blue color, so it isn't too "wild".
3. The next step, took a little more patience. I had to cut the fabric to fit the width of the blind exactly! I left an inch on either side to hem. Cutting the fabric correctly wasn't tricky but making sure I sewed it in a straight line was a bit of a challenge. It has been a while since I used my sewing machine...I am out of practise!
I didn't sew the top of the fabric that would be rolled into the shade. I wanted to keep the fabric as flat/thin as possible so the roller shade would still retract easily. I also, didn't cover the entire blind with fabric. I just covered the portion that would be visible if the the blind was pulled down to the bottom of the window. Again, I did this to prevent the blind from getting to bulky when it was rolled up. (Hope this makes sense.)
4. I ironed the creases out of the fabric and then spray glued the fabric to the blind.
I love the look of this blind. The fabric pattern is fun but not to colorful! It looks nice with the cucumber paint color of our master bathroom!
What do you think? Do you like the fabric? I would love to hear your comments!
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