Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Tackling making Roman Blinds

As some of you know, we finished building our house at the end of last year, and there is still a lot of work to be done. One of the projects that is really starting to get to me is the window treatments. I want to put blinds up into the girls rooms to alleviate curtains taking up too much wall space, and considering they've got one wall with built in cupboards and 2 walls with windows, it doesn't allow for very much space to add pieces of furniture like school desks and the like. I also need a blind for my kitchen and bathroom. So I got prices on having them made, OMG I nearly fell off my chair! So next best option - try and make them myself. I was paging through an old Ideas magazine (Oct 2010) and in it is an article on how to make your own roman blinds. So today I went off and bought everything I need to make the bathroom blind, its much smaller than the others so I figure if I get this one right I'll tackle the others.
If anyone has any pearls of wisdom to share and has attempted this before, please comment and let me know.
Current Mr Price Home net curtain

Chelsea Harbour Duck Egg blue stripe

2 comments :

Andrea said...

Contact Vicky Shearer....she has always made her own Roman blinds and they are better than anything I have seen in the shops, sure she will give you some tips and pitfalls to avoid.
Enjoy!

Cathy said...

Making blinds is not nearly as daunting as you think.... just follow the instructions one step at a time.... and measure LOTS. Also best if you have a big enough floor/table space to work on as you need to lay the blind flat when doing the string bits. Good luck.