Thursday, February 25, 2010

Table Runner Turned Roman Shade

I have had this make-shift scrap of fabric hanging form a tension rod in my kitchen window since we bought our house last May. Frankly I have had a hard time decorating. I don't know if it is because we own this house...but the decorating is scaring me for some odd reason. Since the new year I made myself a list of things I want to accomplish...So things have been getting done. Yay me!

I recently took a trip over to "World Market" which is closing its doors, so they have lowered their prices alot! I found this awesome table runner for $10 and it had all of my colors, a nice rusty burnt orange and turquoise/aqua...I had to have it.

Here it is...

I decided to turn it into a roman shade for my kitchen window. So I made a trip to Joanns and got a Roman Shade Kit originally $19.99 but I had a 40% $10 later , I was ready to try this for the first time...

I just followed the directions on the package, and it turned out great!

The Result!

And here is the Before.

Honestly, this wasn't a very fun project. I'm not sure I'll try it again.

Thanks for coming by....and come back later cuz there is more to come!


Rachelle said...

It looks great! That fabric is so pretty!

Thanks for linking up!

Courtney said...

it looks great! I love how you are honest about not enjoying the project. I have done SO many projects like that where I don't really enjoy the process...but definitely love the result. In this case at least you got a new shade out of the deal! :-)

Lindsayb-mo said...

Super cute! I love it! =)

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Found you as a commenter on one of the other blogs.

I love how you were honest and said you DIDNT like the project... LOL some times we just have to DO it to get it done ... dont we?

Stop by some time and join in with us on Friday Finding Beauty

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Crystal said...

What a great idea. It turned out so pretty.
-Crystal said...

Nice! Would love for you to link up at my new blog party too! Every Sunday but open until Tuesday.
Hope to see you there!

Mandee said...

Following you from Friday Follow!

Have a great weekend!

Alyssa said...

Hi. I'm your newest follower from FF. I love the design of your blog.

Holly said...

Your blog is lovely. I want to...need to make a shade and have been putting it off. Yours turned out great!

Happy Friday Follow!

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joeandbridge said...

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Its So Very Cheri said...

I like that fabric. You did a good job. It looks so much fresher than the curtain.
Good JOB.


Mrs. Wifey said...

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HeartsMakeFamilies said...

Hi there! Thanks for joining the Blog Hop. I'm following you now. Love your blog. I'll be back later to read more.

Happy Follow Friday!


Freely Living Life said...

I came across your blog from "Friday Follow" and am now following you via Google Friend Connect. I look forward to reading more of your posts. Come on over and visit us when you get a free moment. <3

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