Ever since I painted my family room and breakfast room, my windows have been sitting there, looking pretty barren. I had an idea of what I wanted, but nothing had spoken to me, really. I love the look of a roman shade, but don’t need the functionality of one since 1) we don’t have any rear neighbors and 2) light control isn’t an issue in this space.
The Tutorial –
Let’s start with the cheap low cost portion, shall we? The fabric.
This is actually a DwellStudio tablecloth from Target. How sweet is that? Better yet, the tablecloth measured 60×84, which worked out perfectly with my window dimensions. Plus, when my hummingbird-with-ADD tendencies kick back in, I won’t feel guilty changing it out with something new. Double score.
This tablecloth is no longer available, but there are a lot of similar options available that have great graphic prints. Tahari offers some pretty patterned options.
Like this one:
Or this one:
Ralph Lauren also offers some gorgeous options when it comes to fabric in the form of tablecloths:
Or maybe Cynthia Rawley is more your style.
The possibilities are endless!
I put together three faux roman shades with this tablecloth (four, if you count the one I mis-measured).
So many possibilities when you think outside of the box with fabric! I have a shower curtain that may be my next victim…