Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Pinterest Procrastination Party

I have a bazillion ideas from Pinterest that I just need to START. 

I work best with a deadline. 


A deadline can trump procrastination - most of the time.

 So.... I made this fabric covered roller shade .... 








 After seeing this pin.... 


Such a great idea - and very easy.  

 Here is a step-by-step tutorial for this simple project: 


(1) Buy a roller shade.  You know - the old-fashioned pull-down type that looks like a tubular fluorescent bulb.  The home design stores will cut it the right width for you at no extra charge.  And another bonus -  they are fairly inexpensive.


(2) Buy the fabric and cut it about 2" wider than the shade. 
 (Make sure it is long enough to cover the window when pulled down. 
 I had a short window, so I only used about a yard and a half.)  


(the aluminum foil is to keep the glue off the floor!)


(3) I then used some Unique Stitch ..... 




that I found at the check out counter at Hancock Fabrics.  Which is also where I bought this fun indoor/outdoor fabric 50% off... 


(4) Just fold the fabric over the edges of the blind and glue to the shade.  






(5) Let dry.  D-O-N-E.  


(6) Go hang it when your husband is gone so that no one can harass you about stripping the screw with the cordless drill.

 This project took NO TIME - and I mean it was super-easy

 My mom and I have been busy renovating one of her old rental properties - another story for another day - and the kitchen looks a WHOLE LOT better, now


 before 


 after

 after 



Doesn't the shade make the room POP?!!!


(I will share the rest of our rental house makeover, soon.  I promise!)



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20 comments:

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I like this idea... and I've seen it done many times. Didn't know it was this easy,really!
I love the fabric you chose and it compliments the new wall color so well!
The kitchen looks fantastic. Ready to have the nickle tour.

Pat

Mindy said...

I covered the shades like that in Baby's room. Don't you love how easy it was for what a big difference it makes?!

That kitchen makeover is INSANE! Can't wait to see more pics.

Lisa at Shine Your Light said...

Your shade came out great and I love how easy peasy it was. But that kitchen makeover! Wow! Now that must have taken a lot of elbow grease! It looks great.

Irma Baker @ The Ordinary Beautiful said...

You make it look so easy and the print you chose is so fun! I have to add your kitchen transformation is gorgeous too!

the cape on the corner said...

this looks amazing, and wow, that was some kitchen transformation!

The Prudent Pantry said...

The shade is beautiful and your kitchen is amazing!

I would love it if you would share this at my new Smart Solutions linky party. You can link up here:

http://theprudentpantryblog.blogspot.com/2012/07/prudent-projects-smart-solutions-linky_13.html

Have a great day!

Kristens Creations said...

What a great kitchen makeover! I just love that curtain...cute! I'm so glad you linked to the party again. I just love your paintings...they are so pretty! Kristen

Katherines Corner said...

Wonderful idea. I really need to spend more time on pinterest. I have a few boards started though. Hugs! P.S. my new giveaway started, stop by and get your entry in!

~ Liz ~ said...

Trish, this is brilliant! I've been wanting to do this with some feed sack fabric for sometime but haven't wanted to figure it out. That's what procrastination is all about! So I'm glad to have your tutorial. I snorted out loud when I read about stripping the screw. Glad to know I'm not the only one. Ha! Hope you'll stop by and visit at Quirky Vistas!
Liz

Mrs. Flescher said...

I love what you have done with your kitchen! And this could be a great temporary solution for my girl's room! until we get the trim up, i can't hang any curtains :-( Thanks for the idea, and feel free to follow our home makeover on makeover mondays at my blog fabulously-homemade.com PS I pinned ;-)

Glenda said...

I've been doing this for years and everyone who comes into my home thinks I have custom blinds. Just a word of warning to others who may decide to do it. Don't use too heavy a material or the shade will be too bulky to roll up properly. I love the kitchen makeover in your Mom's rental. Taking off the clunky hardware made a world of difference!

Chubby Chieque said...

A great idea and so easy but it didn't came across my wildest dreams.

Have a blissful Monday and a blessed week to come.
/CC from Stockholm

Judy said...

You did an awesome job. I will be featuring this tonight at my Sizzle into Summer party. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

Lindsay said...

I absolutely LOVE this! I am so doing it in our new home. Do you know if Joanns sells the roller shade? Just curious where I am going to find this.

Mrs. Handyverger said...

Love it! What a difference the new shade makes. :) We have a ton of old roller shades in our house, and they're so boring. Can't wait to try something like this, myself. :)

Alisha @ Crafty Brooklyn Army Wife said...

Great makeover!! TFS! Stopping by from DIY by Design linky party and your newest follower.

Here is what I shared: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.ca/2012/07/bow-pleated-purse.html

Sherry said...

I love what you have done here! I will feature it today at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Little Vintage Cottage said...

I love it and what a great tutorial! I'm SO going to make one!

Tania

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Really adds pizzaz!!
Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

freckled laundry said...

The shade looks great, Trish! Kitchen is coming along nicely too. I love the cottagey/charming look of the before hardware! Thank you for sharing with air your laundry friday! xo Jami

 
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