DIY · Home Decor

Faux Roman Shades

My list of home projects I want to tackle is loooooong, and I have a history of starting a project yet never finishing it.  Life has a habit of getting in the way.  It’s because of this that Friday’s finished project is extra exciting for me.  I actually completed something – faux roman shades for the laundry room.  My inspiration was the Evolution of Style Blog’s post about ’em.  She followed the tutorial from Imparting Grace.  Without further ado….

Whoever built this house made it way too narrow but that’s a story for another day.  This window had a valance that I ripped down upon immediately moving in; hence the brackets in the trim.  Note: I was doing laundry during the making of this project.





The window faces trees and bushes so there wasn’t need for privacy.  I selected a window panel at the Ballard Design Outlet for $45.  A little more than I wanted to spend for this project but it was lined.  Since this side faces west, it provides decent sun coverage.  The only other cost was 3 cheap tension rods and no-sew fusing web from Target.  It took maybe 45 minutes from start to finish.  However, I may have been watching TV and doing laundry while doing it.

If you’re looking for a quick, cheap and relatively easy project this weekend I highly recommend the Faux Roman Shade.


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