A couple years ago, I turned some old cheap mini blinds into a pretty roman shade, and when I was working on my new craft area a couple months ago, I decided that roman shade needed a makeover.
I wanted to share this project again because it is such an easy way to create a roman shade that actually works and looks great.
To make the roman shade, you will have to start by taking apart the blinds. You will need to only keep a few of the blinds, which will work as the rods that lift the shade.
I just used five, spaced ten inches apart. If you space them closer together, you will get more folds, when you draw the shade.
Once you have everything measured out and lined up, you will just glue the fabric to the blinds with a permanent fabric glue like Fabri-Tac or Fabri-Fix.
Put glue on the blinds around the holes. The cord will still need to be able to move through the hole in the blinds for the shade to work.
Comments + Project Love
For My Love Of says
I used to make roller shades when I was a just a youngin' living in my parents house. They were renting so I couldn't pull any of the blinds' slats out, but I thought it looked way cuter than the boring aluminum blinds. I dig the fabric choice, it's super cute!
Ursula Carmona says
Cher-Ann Texter says
What a super idea!! I am going to do this in my dining room – thanks so much for sharing!
Krista thehappyhousie says
It does look awesome in place, Alexis- and seems much less intimidating to make then a regular old roman!! Thanks for sharing it:)
This is great! I love that IKEA fabric too.