Following the instructions from the Little Green Notebook blog, I turned an old, cheap mini-blind into a roman shade for the boys'/guest bathroom, and I'm very happy with the results.
The room was a little too girly for my sons' tastes, so we struck a compromise. The pastel colored towels, bath mat, shower curtain, and window treatment were swapped out with dark brown replacements..BUT I got to keep the pink walls!
This is the small window before the manly make-over.
The only supplies needed to make the transformation were:
- the mini-blind that had been hanging on this window for years
- a bottle of Fabri-Tac
- fabric (I used 1 yard for my 32" x 36" window)
I didn't have to go any farther than my local Walmart for the glue and fabric. The faux-leather fabric was $7.97 a yard, and I love it! The pictures really don't do it justice. It is a rich dark coffee-brown with a black design and the back is solid black, making it a room-darkening shade. It even has a leather smell! It was thick enough that I didn't have to line it, and it's washable! I think our local store had just gotten the fabric in. I thought it had to have been made just for our bathroom but another shopper there told me she had already made a lady's jacket out of some and it turned out beautifully. You might want to check it out if you're lucky enough to still have a fabric department in your local Walmart.
Participant of: Transformation Thursday