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« on: July 31, 2011 07:47:35 PM »

I made these roman shades myself from some fabric and some $6 mini blinds using this tutorial http://littlegreennotebook.blogspot.com/2009/02/make-shades-out-of-mini-blinds.html

It was very easy and took about 2 1/2 hours with a friend to get two done. That is, the curtain you see and another one just like it down the hall. There was no sewing, just scissors and glue. The only thing I would do different, would be to consider lining the fabric so you can't see the blind slats so much during the day. But I probably wouldn't do it. That sounds like to much work.

This was a very satisfying and simple project I'd recommend to anyone. With the leftover fabric, I made a little ruffle-y cafe curtain above the sink window, and a little square for the center of the table. I wanted to make a table cloth but thought it would have been to matchy-matchy.

Thank you for looking. Don't be intimidated to try it yourself!

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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2011 08:07:39 PM »

BRILLIANT!!! Your kitchen looks so warm and inviting. The blinds really add a great touch.

I totally want to try this project! Thank you for sharing the link.

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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2011 09:27:59 PM »

I totally bookmarked your link - I'll try it as soon as i have some spare time, knock on wood.

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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2011 11:05:05 PM »

Your kitchen's adorable!

« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2011 01:30:14 PM »

LOVE it!  sooooooooooo much easier to do than traditional sewn roman shades!  prolly cheaper too LOL

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« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2011 09:28:19 AM »

What a great idea! I love the colors. I want to hang out in your kitchen!
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2011 08:44:30 AM »

I agree, those shades add the perfect touch to your kitchen!  I'm going to have to try this.  Thanks for sharing!

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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2011 08:07:22 AM »

I LOVE littlegreennotebook!  I check it every weekday!  And your roman shades are the very picture of perfection!  Love, love, love the fabric!

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