Inexpensive Custom Window Shade Tutorial

Posted June 1st, 2008 in Learn by BLINDFinder

inexpensive wood shades
In line with our recent article on inexpensive window treatment solutions for renters, this great howto by Curbly’s DIY Maven demonstrates another low-cost solution for great looking windows that doesn’t break the bank. In this article, DIY Maven shows you how to get a custom window treatment look from the inexpensive wood shades that come in fixed sizes. Enjoy.

[photo from Curbly]


“Ready-made Roman shades of the wooden variety come in many widths, but their lengths are generally about 72″. That’s long, especially if your window is only 38”. Although the shades work fine for any length, that’s a lot of weight to which to subject the shades’ mechanisms. Plus, there’s excess bulk at the bottom of the window. You don’t have to live with ill-fitting shades like this. You can hem them, and it’s a surprisingly fast and easy procedure to get a custom look.”

Hop over to DIY Maven’s page at Curbly for the full tutorial.

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