Recovering Roman Shades..No Sew, Just Glue.

by Sherry

I love the tall ceilings in our new home but they have created quite a problem when buying window treatments. You may remember the dilemma I had finding curtains for our bedroom here.   Even the glass doors are all custom sizes and nothing ready made will fit.

The previous owners had custom roman shades installed in the kitchen, though the fabric color just wasn’t right for our decor. After getting quotes of $600+ for two shades I knew I had to come up with a DIY solution.

I found a great tutorial on recovering roman shades over at Home Stories A to Z and it is NO SEW!

The only thing I did differently was to cut and remove the existing burgundy fabric. This way my new fabric was attached to the existing white lining and no worries about the dark fabric showing through.  If you have standard size windows you can also buy new shades pretty inexpensively and recover them in your choice of fabric.

Here is the new look…


View from Living room


The roman shades once looked like this…


Did you notice the old light fixture that came with the house?  It was a happy day when we got the new chandelier hung.  There are still lights waiting to be hung for the guest bath and the foyer.

I am a sucker for anything damask and I couldn’t believe this fabric was at Walmart for $6.99 yd?  I didn’t even know they carried drapery weight fabric until I went looking for thread.

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you will visit the Open House Blog Hop starting 12/10/14.

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Penny @ The Comforts of Home November 24, 2014 - 7:06 pm

They turned out beautiful! And love the new chandie.

Kelly November 24, 2014 - 7:12 pm

Your shades look great in the new fabric you found. That's a great way to save money and repurpose something you already had too! I didn't know Walmart had that kind of fabric either. Good to know.

Linda November 24, 2014 - 8:37 pm

What a difference!!! I can see why you wanted to change from that burgundy red! LOVE the new light fixture too!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions November 24, 2014 - 9:08 pm

Very clever and what a money saver, Sherry! I love the new fabric you chose. It goes great with your furniture and the chair fabric, too.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting November 24, 2014 - 9:27 pm

They look fabulous Sherry!! Love the fabric!

Katie Clooney November 24, 2014 - 9:48 pm

Sherry… your shades look beautiful. The fabric reminds me of the one I chose for our master bath when I had it re-done. I was only in it for 6 months and we were transferred. Love your new chandelier too! Have a great Thanksgiving.

BRASWELL November 24, 2014 - 11:35 pm

I will be trying the roman

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) November 25, 2014 - 12:50 am

I love the shades, they look amazing I can't wait to see what everyone has to share for the Christmas Open House.

The Polka Dot Closet November 25, 2014 - 1:36 am

Sherry…I love that fabric! Oh silly me, I had no idea Walmart sold fabric! YIKKES. Love the ornate hanging above the doorway. Kudos to you for finding a way to repurpose!


[email protected] At Lydias House November 25, 2014 - 2:05 am

What a great idea and you saved a ton of money too! They look so much better than the dark ones. Looking forward to the Christmas blog hop.

Vel Criste November 25, 2014 - 3:10 am

It looks fantastic, can't believe it's a no-sew!

Lynn @The Vintage Nest November 25, 2014 - 1:29 pm

very pretty Sherry….love the color!

Mari November 25, 2014 - 4:33 pm

Wow! They turned out gorgeous, the fabric is beautiful….


[email protected] Ground November 25, 2014 - 4:52 pm

these are gorgeous Sherry. they really finish off that space! love your checked chair cushions with that fabric!

Deserae November 26, 2014 - 3:51 am

The shades look amazing….hard to believe there was no sewing involved!!! Love the fabric….so pretty!!!
Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Patricia Krank November 27, 2014 - 4:26 am

I love the new look Sherry! Isn't Home Stories a great place for inspiration? The damask is beautiful and such a pretty color!
I hope your Thanksgiving day is wonderful tomorrow.


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