Have you ever been in a pickle when it comes to window shades? Not all window sizes are the same, and it can be tricky to find a shade to fit your space perfectly! Cut them down to size the right way!
If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. And that can be the case when it comes to window treatments. If you can't find the perfect curtain, rod, or shade, make it! We've rounded up ten window treatments that you can create yourself!
Ah... mini blinds. The bane of every home and apartment on the planet -- and an eyesore, for sure. But installing custom window treatments can get out-of-control expensive very quickly. So what's a mini-blind-loathing homeowner (or renter!) to do? Work with what you've got -- and make it better!
A few months ago we moved into a tree house. Well, not exactly. It's a real house, but it has more windows than a zebra has stripes. We love them (windows, and zebras), but grew tired of accidentally showing off for the neighbors at night. We needed a barrier between our house and the 'hood. Read on to find out what we ended up with ...
The windows are the best thing about our new house. They are old and many need some repair, but they're full of character and they bathe us in natural light all day long. I can't tell you how many people have told us the place feels like a tree house, with all the natural light. We totally agree.
But after we lived here for a few days, we realized there's one problem with tree house living ... there's no privacy. So after a few nights...
And you thought you were done getting gifts this winter! This week, we've teamed up with Blinds.com to give away two $500 gift cards; that means two lucky winners will get five big ones to spends at Blinds.com, where you can find an awesome selection of blinds, shades, shutters and drapes. Read on to find out how to enter!
I'm on a quest to find new window treatments that are affordable and stylish and, well, affordable. What we have now are some discolored, plastic "wood" blinds that have ceased to open properly. I love the look of Roman shades, but hate the typical expense associated with having them custom made. So, what's a girl to do? Make her own! Without sewing a single stitch!
The Evil Mad Scientists got all evil-mad with an IKEA Enje window blind and turned it into a custom-made window covering. Some of the stuff they used include Robogrips, a stapler, fusible tape, double-sided
Dag Nabbit! Design Sponge beat me to the punch. I had a project like this all lined up, but put it on that old back burner.
Your gain. DIY'er Brett Bara has already put together a dandy little tutorial on DS showing you all you need to know to dress up a difficult window with your favorite fabric.
I'm in love with wood slats, wood slat walls, louvers, all of it. Whether it's the horizontal-ness of it or the clean, no nonsense lines, the light shining through, who knows? My DIY idea is to devise some sort of wood slat panels that I can hang on ceiling tracks in front of my, always troublesome, three panel sliding door ensemble. (That's right, I've solved this decorating dilemma) Take a look at the problem...
MWT and I did a little kitchen remodeling over the holidays. The new sleek look demands new window coverings. I shopped around a bit yesterday but was summarily disappointed in my offerings. The windows' dimensions would do better with custom products, but, as we know, custom is expensive! So, I'm leaning toward DIYing my own, which means exploring the inter-tubes for inspiration. In doing so, I came across the most awesome-est site. It's called
Simply determine how many folds you'd like, cut out all but that many of the slats, glue...
These vertical blinds by Yoon-Hui Kim & Eun-Kyung Kim hold a little secret, a solar lamp. Here's how it works: the blinds, which are closed during the day, are outfitted with tiny solar pads mounted on the blinds' vertical slats. As the sun goes down, the pads lighten, revealing a luminescent floor or table lamp or even a chandelier. Why not just use some phosphorescent material? I'm guessing it might not cast as much light as the solar...
My Home Ideas shows us 3 clever ways to take a plain window shade from ho-hum to heavenly. This shade was covered in fabric,
these were painted,
and these were covered in wallpaper.