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« on: February 21, 2018 02:17:47 PM »



It took a couple weeks, but I finally got new window shades made for and installed in our guest room! And boy, are they hard to photograph with sun shining through the windows.

One for the window-window:


And one for the balcony door window:


I was trying to keep the cost down AND also do some stash busting. I had just enough flannel left from making the duvet set a few years ago to make the two shades, I had plenty of black-out fabric that I was given some years ago, I had all the blind hardware (rings, eye bolts, cording), and I had the funny little plastic bowler hats to use for the cord pulls.





What I had to buy: fusible interfacing, dark grey thread, any trim - or the yarn to make the pompons to use as trim, boards for mounting to the wall/door or for the bottom of the shade.



Over all I got two custom window shades that coordinate really well with our bedding for $33.40! And I made a dent in my black/white/grey fabric bin.  Tongue
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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2018 02:19:41 PM »

They came out great!  I love the quirky touch of the bowler hat pulls, and the oversize pompoms are fantastic.  Cheesy
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either your windows are really small, or those are some humongous pompons!
nice job!
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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2018 03:50:58 PM »

I really like the style of the window shades! What did you use for the tutorial to make the "mechanism" for raising and lowering the shades? And, those mini bowlers are too perfect!
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« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2018 05:08:20 PM »

Thanks y'all!

They came out great!  I love the quirky touch of the bowler hat pulls, and the oversize pompoms are fantastic.  Cheesy

The bowler hats come on the cap of a brand of gin called Broker's. I have a few...

either your windows are really small, or those are some humongous pompons!
nice job!

Oof. That window-window shade is about 63" wide and 42" long. Dealing with the size was a bit of a challenge to say the least. That said, the pom maker said it was for 3 3/8" and they're about that diameter.

I really like the style of the window shades! What did you use for the tutorial to make the "mechanism" for raising and lowering the shades? And, those mini bowlers are too perfect!

Thank you! I like this crisp, clean style myself. I didn't use a tutorial, because I've made shades a few times and mostly remembered how. However, I did refresh my memory by looking at several different bloggers' posts found via Pinterest just to see if idea for changes to the standard Roman Shade method would probably work. I will try to get a photo or two of the back when the lighting is better.

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« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2018 05:37:16 PM »

Them some crazy pompoms on those there shades, baby. Nobody is going to bored as a guest in your house!
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« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2018 05:44:09 PM »

Them some crazy pompoms on those there shades, baby. Nobody is going to bored as a guest in your house!

I hope you're right! I do like to have a little bit of ridiculous in my decor, that is totally my jam.
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« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2018 06:40:16 PM »

I have mini blinds in my windows, which do the trick, but are not very attractive, so Ill have to poke around Pinterest for some more info! Thanks for the tip!
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« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2018 07:27:23 PM »

I have mini blinds in my windows, which do the trick, but are not very attractive, so Ill have to poke around Pinterest for some more info! Thanks for the tip!

OH! There are lots of tutorials on pinterest for turning mini blinds into roman shades!
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« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2018 09:37:06 AM »

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