I recently moved into my new place, and I love it. It’s cozy and close to all the facilities that we need on a daily basis. We’ve started putting all our furniture together (slowly but surely), and we’re just about ready to move on to the next step. That step is redecorating.
We plan to change the color of the place, add in a couple of shelves in the study and change up the curtains in the living room. This doesn’t mean that the previous owners didn’t have the place well-kept, I just have some ideas I’d like to start putting into play, that’s all; and, our first project seems to be the curtains.
For those who have done work on your home, you understand that redecorating and renovating your home can be a lot of fun but, as I’ve been learning these past few months, it can also be incredibly expensive. It seems like everything and everyone costs a fortune. So that’s why I really appreciate creative tricks that transform the look of my home with minimal dollars spent. What do I mean? This video on DIY roman shades is a brilliant example of making such a dramatic change on a budget. It’s also perfect to tackle the curtains we’re looking to change in the living room!
If you have plain old mini blinds, you can follow the step-by-step instructions in this amazing video by Better Homes and Gardens to convert them into stunning custom roman shades! The transformation is very dramatic, and the result is sure to impress everyone. You can also be proud to say that you did it yourself!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- White faux wood blinds
- Thick upholstery fabric
- Decoupage and bowl
- Foam brush
- Tape measure
The best part about this project has to be that you’ll find all these items right at home, you don’t need to go to the store to pick anything up!
Watch the video below and let us know what you think about this very clever DIY project! Not only do you save money by recycling (extra points for reducing your waste!), you get a truly unique window covering that can really make a statement in your home. If you’re worried about the unfinished side of the shades, just decoupage the same length of fabric to the other side. I really can’t get over how beautiful this is!