Monday, March 15, 2010

All it took was a hack saw and some fabric glue

Okay, so this is a really lame before picture, but I have an excuse: our camera was broken. This is the only before picture I could find, but you get the idea. As you can see, I hung the curtains too low. Secondly, the plain blind in the inside didn't really fit the window. I bought them in desperation when we first moved in to avoid giving our neighbors a peep show. The blinds were designed to fit inside the window or outside the window trim, but I had to install them right on the trim...New and improved.

After I worked up some gumption (it only took two years) I cut down the roman blinds, cutting the plastic piece at the top with a hack saw, cut down the fabric to make them fit into the window. I resembled adding this fabric to the top of the original blind, tacking it in a few spots with fabric glue. And they still function perfectly and now you can see the window trim too.

I also rehung the curtians to lift them higher, so things didn't look so squatty. Wow, I wish I would have done this project a year ago.
I'm linking this to Metamorphisis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch.


abnsigoslady said...

Looks great. I love your little red table too. Thanks for stopping by the mansion. Laura

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Oh it looks great! Bravo!

Anonymous said...

I like that shade with the print. What a clever idea Those curtains are pretty too with those ruffles on the bottom!
Good job!

amanda said...

love it!

it looks really great sister!

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