Fun Faux Roman Shades


At last..

What a fun fast journey this has been.

As you may remember, I put out an SOS looking for this fabric.

nothing.nada.nope.

Sold out. No longer in stock. Sorry.

But I'm not a quitter.

Nope.

I pressed on and searched.

I googled.

I prayed.

(insert heavenly music)

I spotted this image and tracked her down like a coon dog sniffin' a trail!

I will make it a bit easier for ya'll and just share the link here.



(Now that you are back from purchasing your yardage...hehe..)

I started with clothes pins.


In the past I feared  cutting fabric and wallpaper. Fear?  Really?

Not anymore!

I just cut that baby.

I even may have used kiddie scissors out of Madison's back pack....really.


I moved it around a bit till I got the look I was going for.


No, not balloon shades..remember those?

I had a house full of em!



I folded till it looked about even, which by the way, they are not.

It's drives my husband crazy...ha!




Let's back up a step...

I sewed a liner to the back for a more custom look ;)

It also help add thickness for shape and shade.


I tacked here and there.


I then folded a very tiny amount over a piece of scrap wood.

Small nails worked perfect to hold it into place.

I then screwed the board onto the wall a few inches higher than exsisting window.



Mmmmm love~


I really love how they bring fun back into this kitchen!


Can you guess what color I'm playing with now?

xoxox Susie~

53 comments:

  1. They are beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I think I can even do this now. LOL

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  2. They look wonderful! You did a terrific job!

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  3. Wow. I spent a weekend trying to figure out a real roman shade and who knew you were whipping these up. I really like them and am going to give it a try. Considering mine looked like bat wings and had to be ripped apart.

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  4. LOVE THEM!! I need to make some for a window in our church nursery as we are planning to paint and redo it! Hope I can make the curtains (or get someone who really knows what they are doing!!) Love the fabric colors again and makes your kitchen neat/modern!!

    Great Job Susie!

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  5. I love everything about them. What a great idea and the fabric is gorgeous (but you already knew that). Thanks for the great tutorial.

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  6. CUTE!!! Love the pattern and colors in this material. Your faux roman shade is genius! Gotta try it out myself.

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  7. Love these! The fabric is gorgeous, Susie! Definitely need to try this out for our bathroom window. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Very cute Susan!
    A bright ray of sunshine in your kitchen!
    Great job and great tutorial!
    You little go-getter you! Lol

    Deborah :)

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  9. Very pretty, happy fabric. I love your window treatment and the simple method that you used. I knew those clothes pins were good for something! LOL.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  10. Very nice choice for the kitchen. Glad you hunt yielded the necessary fabric:)

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  11. Ohh...it makes the kitchen bright and cheery! Can I come over for a visit? Maybe a Sonic Coke?

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  12. Love it!
    Now I have an Idea of what to do in my craft room.

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  13. Love the fabric and love even more how simple those shades look to make. I need something for our kitchen and our guest bath and I may just have to try this idea...thanks for sharing. Now I have to guess color and am going to say yellow.

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  14. WOO HOO! Perserverance pays off! WOOT WOOT ;) They look FAB!!

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  15. I love that fabric! What a cool idea Susie!

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  16. That fabric is wonderful, it's just delightful in every way...

    Cindy

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  17. I love that fabric! It's so fresh and modern.

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  18. OmGosh...I have that fabric!!

    I just slipcovered an ottoman in it and slipped the chair in a coordinating print...I love it!

    I love grey and yellow together..is you kitchen grey?

    My restyled kitchen is grey/white and yellow!

    I knew I would like you, we have the same taste
    ;->

    Janet xox
    http://theemptynest-janet.blogspot.com/

    PS...see you at HAVEN!!!!!

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  19. You did a wonderful job!! They look fantastic.

    I hope you can stop by my blog.

    Ruth

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  20. Love that fabric and I am just like you when I am searching for something....obsessed. They look great in the space and especially with the yellow barstools!

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  21. Thanks for the inspiration! I just ordered it from JoAnn's fabric online to make curtains in our living room. Now...if you could find a great rug...that would be awesome!

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  22. they turned out so great. how much of the window is actually covered? i would love this but dont want to lose any light!

    thanks.

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  23. LOVE them!! it really is perfect fabric! i may try this in my kitchen when we finally get around to finishing the other kitchen projects. :o)

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  24. I've just decided to turn the little-bit-too-long simple fabric valence/curtain into a fake Roman shade, and I think it will be a bit like yours when I am done. Thanks for sharing!

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  25. All this time later I am searching for the same fabric. It popped up on JOannes website as "new" and I had an ordering problem. Now it is no longer available! UGH> I will keep searching. Love the tutorial too!

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  26. perfect fabric for shades...delightful in every way.
    Roman shades concord, ca

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