Well, that is what happened when I decided to make some roman shades for my kitchen window. For almost a year now, my husband has
I started searching for some roman shades because that seemed like the most logical choice. Do you know how expensive custom roman shades are? I don't even want to talk about it. Luckily we live in the land of technology so I went out in to the blog world to see if it was even possible to make it a DIY project. Here are a few of the tutorials that I read through. I didn't follow any one completely, but I learned a lot from reading different blogs and finding out which steps were going to work for my project. Check out these blogs to see what the other ladies did, all of the projects turned out great!!
Beneath My Heart
Brown Paper Packages
Park House Love
A couple months back my mom and I were at target and I found some absolutely adorable place mats that I purchased to go on the kitchen table. When I went to target to pick up my mini blinds for the project, I happened to walk past the clearance section and guess what I found?! There were giant table cloths of the same fabric as my place mats on clearance for $8 each. Okay, you can't find that much fabric in the fabric store for that price!! I snatched up two of them and headed on home!!
The first roman shade took quite a while because I wasn't exactly sure what I was doing, and I had to allow for glue drying time and poopy diaper changing time. However, it turned out awesome! I absolutely loved it. But life happened and it was a couple of days (okay maybe more like a week) before I started on the second shade. I measured and cut and got everything finished. And then I hung my second shade up next to the first one. Well. You know that saying, "measure twice, cut once?" That definitely applies to gluing mini blinds on fabric too. Unfortunately the slats are about 1 inch off of each other. That hardly matters when I have the blinds down. Only a crafty person who is looking for it would notice.
The shades on the right of the picture are the shades I finished first, and the ones on the left I finished last night. I was very sad when I pulled them up and they have that cute little mess up.....see it? Pretty awful, huh? That is because of the inch difference in where I placed the mini blinds. My sweet husband says they look fine, but I have a feeling I am going to be figuring out how to un-glue the blinds from my fabric and trying again. I am seriously hoping that it doesn't ruin the fabric, because I can't get anymore!
Ever had a project turn out like this?
Frustrating!!!! Wish me luck!