Bedroom Makeover Week Day 1: The Mitered Square Simple Shade

March 15, 2011

First off, I am soooo disappointed by the quality of this video. I originally shot it in HD quality. Then I used a great video editing software to add music, sped up time, add great titles. Turns out my computer is just too ancient to handle HD (despite the fact that I bought it a little over a year ago). So I had to scale it down to standard quality and get rid of all the neat effects. Booo. I do have a newer netbook I received for Christmas which might be able to handle the program. I'm doubtful. We'll see. For now, please enjoy the video in its medicore entirety.

I made these three curtains for only $28 total. The three shades were $6 a piece at Home Depot and a giant spool of ribbon was $7. Brackets were $1 a piece. Pretty nice. And most hardware stores will cut down your shade to a custom width for free.

To make:
8.5x11 Template Here scaled down to 1/2 actual size
1.5" wide Grosgrain ribbon (length depending on your shade measurements)
Shades (mine were cheap white vinyl ones but you can do this to any type of shade)
Hot glue gun and glue
Pencil
Measuring tape
Screwdriver

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10 {comments}:

Kristina said... Best Blogger Tips

They're gorgeous, darling!

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wow so cool! great job!

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featherfactor said... Best Blogger Tips

awesome project and it looks amazing! Thank you for posting, you are very talented :)

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Emily said... Best Blogger Tips

It looks such a great. And fantastic and so much gorgeous. It is very beautiful project.
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Beth@The Stories of A to Z said... Best Blogger Tips

Brilliant!

Elisa @ What the Vita said... Best Blogger Tips

Hello! Wanted to let you know I made my own version of this project, THANKS to your awesome and helpful template! I changed some things, but I love the result and couldn't have done it without you. See it here: http://whatthevita.wordpress.com/2011/09/15/tutorial-how-to-add-ribbon-to-roller-shades/

Thanks again!!
Elisa

Heather said... Best Blogger Tips

THANK YOU so much for this amazing tutorial, especially for the diagram and measurements. Mine turned out fabulously and I am so excited to hang them.

Lindsay Riggs said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm planning on adding ribbon to some vinyl shades now! I take it you didn't have any problems with the hot glue melting the vinyl?

Lisa said... Best Blogger Tips

You really did a great job with these roller shades !

 
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