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8.30.2011

No Sew, All Faux Roman Shade

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.

Enter Faux Roman Shade Tutorial ala Imparting Grace.  A great, no sew alternative for some fabulous roman shades.  Brilliant!

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 60x84, 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.

I put together three faux roman shades with this tablecloth (four, if you count the one I mis-measured).

So, here's a refresher on what the windows used to look like:
 And the after, with the faux roman shades.  Love. them.





 And here is the evolution of this room so far...

So many possibilities when you think outside of the box with fabric!  I have a shower curtain that may be my next victim...

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90 comments:

  1. Beautiful!!! I love seeing the transformation of the room!

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  2. I love this idea...the ones you made with the tablecloth is great.. love the colors with the room..everything looks so crisp and fresh..Thanks for posting.
    Hugs,
    Jolyn

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  3. Those look awesome! I need to make one for my kitchen!

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  4. Way to go!! Love the new look and the fact that they were easy makes it even better.

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  5. I love it! Its neat how the pattern from the outdoor space flowed into the kitchen with the curtains.Very nice.

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  6. Oh. My. God. You are a genius. I've seen the no sew Romans before, but to use a gorgeous tablecloth? BILLIANT!
    Stacy

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  7. Love this and the fabric you chose. I just "pinned" this and plan on trying it myself!

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  8. I was so excited to see your post title, as just last night we were hanging pics in our dining room, and I decided that our windows needed some faux roman shades. I was prepping myself for spending some money on fabric (we really don't have any great discount fabric stores near by), but now I'm going to have to think outside the box too! ps our room also now has very similar wall colour. Your shades are fabulous and bring in that special finished touch!

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  9. Love them! I use the same table cloth for curtains in my kitchen. But I'm really loving the roman shade look. I think I will try and make them.

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  10. They look wonderful!! I'm so glad my no-sew faux Ro (that's what I call it to myself--try saying it five times fast!) method worked for you. You were so smart to use a tablecloth--the fabric is just beautiful. Your room looks really, really lovely.

    Thank you for linking to me! I really appreciate that. :)

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  11. looks GREAT! absolutely love the fabric!

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  12. I love this--I'm going to try this to my french doors. And your repaint/fabrics look beautiful together. Awesome look!

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  13. Pretty, pretty, pretty! Love the transformation!

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  14. Super cute and so fresh...love the colors! Who knew you could do that with a tablecloth?! I'm off to check out the tutorial!

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  15. It was a simple and small renovation in the room but the changes is very big. It became relaxing, bright and fresh to stay.

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  16. Love it! The pattern and wall color look fab! great job. :)

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  17. Gorgeous. I pinned this so I can make some for my kitchen.

    Anna
    www.askannamoseley.com

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  18. I saw the tablecloth used as curtains on another blog & have tried to find it, but no luck! I love your shades - beautiful!

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  19. That totally brings it all together! I think it looks amazing.

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  20. I love the table! Where is it from?
    The curtains are exceptional, great transformation!!

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  21. Those look so good! I love that you used a tablecloth to make them even more. They add so much character to the space.

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  22. I love the paint color! What color did you use?

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  23. how did u make them?

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  24. What is the paint color name of your blue walls? I love it!

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  25. Please - what is the name of the blue/gray paint? It looks to be the perfect shade that I am wanting!

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  26. I love the after! It's refreshing. It is amazing what you can do when you think outside the box with fabric. I've been doing that lately as well. Amazing job!

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  27. The color is palladian blue and I really want to copy this idea in my kitchen with this paint color. CANT wait.

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  28. I can not find the instructions or tutorial. Any help would be appreciated. Love them!

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  29. The tutorial is linked to Imparting Grace in the post above -
    http://www.impartinggrace.com/2011/05/faux-roman-shade-tutorial.html

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  30. Hi - that is such a wonderful and inexpensive idea...and who could go wrong with something from Dwell Studio. Thanks for this great post. I am looking forward to reading more of your ideas (found you via Window Mistreatments)

    Linda

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  31. Hi I'd love to paint my bedroom this color - What company makes the Palladium Blue?? Your room is simple clean and beautiful....

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  32. Ok I really like these, but how do you make them?

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  33. How did you make them? Instructions please ---

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  34. The tutorial is linked in the post above from Imparting Grace -

    http://www.impartinggrace.com/2011/05/faux-roman-shade-tutorial.html

    Good luck!

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  35. How did you make them. Is their a video on how to make them.
    Maegan

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  36. I LOVE THESE. CAPSCAPSCAPS

    I'm going to attempt making them tonight! I have a Target tablecloth that would be perfect as well. 1000 points for thinking out of the box with the fabric!

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  37. how did you make these...I would love to know..

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  38. lovely! Where is your table from?

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  39. These look amazing! What a great idea!

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  40. Thank you for the sharing of information. I found the information very useful. This is a great item you posted. I'll be back to read some more.avenue 5 consulting

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  41. How do you think these would look over plantation blinds? I absolutely looooove the look but privacy is an issue where we live.

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  42. Beautiful! So nice to be able to use fabric like that! I've used pretty sheets, before.

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  43. The new look is stunning....and the fact they are easy to make...Way to go.

    Roman shades concord, ca

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  44. I have really wide windows but love these. They would add so much to my rooms. Any suggestions for wider windows? I have the honeycomb shades but need the fabric to soften the rooms of my new home. These would be ideal in the kitchen, breakfast nook and maybe the family room area too. Casual yet upscale.

    Dorothy Andreasen
    TX

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  45. LOVE this table and chairs! Where is it from?

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  46. What is your wall color?

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  47. how did you make them.. would be great if you had the instructions here.

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    1. The tutorial I referenced in the post is from Imparting Grace. Great instructions -
      http://www.impartinggrace.com/2011/05/faux-roman-shade-tutorial.html

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  48. Awesome idea. Very smart!

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  49. They are beautiful? Hope to be moving in the next few months and will need to be careful about what I spend. Great idea.

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  50. Love the shades. And could you tell me where you found your table? Just what I'm looking for for my dining area!

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  51. What is the name of the color on the walls? Love it!

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    1. The wall color is Palladian Blue by Benjamin Moore.

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  52. I would really like to know how you did yours. They look a little different than the blog you linked to. Are there 3 tension rods or just 2?

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  53. Wow what a wonderful job and idea. I have the same exact windows in my new addition to my dining room, you have given me inspriation without making holes in the window frames. (also have almost the exact furniture and wall color).

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  54. Where did you get the carpet?

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  55. http://www.myperfectcolor.com/en/color/5961_Benjamin-Moore-HC-144-Palladian-Blue

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  56. have been looking high and low for this table cloth at target is it the moroccan style? think i found it on ebay please help so beautiful thanks

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  57. new here! Love these, but can't figure out how they are made. Any hints for dummies? bunitoez

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  58. is there a how to on making those blinds?

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  59. I love the kitchen. Your roman shade idea is fabulous and I love the colors. I also love your table. Can you tell me where you got it and maybe what brand? I saw something similar in Rooms to Go in the Cindy Crawford collection but I wasn't sure if it was the same or not. Thanks for any input. My email is lisatking@bellsouth.net

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  60. Wow! Those look great! You've inspired me to try it.

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  61. Yes instructions...you just cut them? No hem on sides or bottom?

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  62. I love the color on your walls! Can you tell me what it is & which brand?

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    1. It's Palladian Blue by Benjamin Moore.

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  63. I don't see anything about how to make them.

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  64. i tried finding the tablecloth with no luck. Such a nice pattern!

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  65. Love it! I have a bay window in the living room that would benefit from these shades. Where are the instructions?

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  66. Love how they turned out! Great "fabric" choice!http://coffeecaramelandcream.blogspot.com

    Nice to meet you!

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  67. Love the paint color, what color is that?

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  68. The no sew all faux roman shade is given here. Useful post

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  69. These curtains add a wonderful finishing touch to this kitchen! Lovely!

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  70. No sew all faux Roman shades are shown in the post here. Useful post
    Curtain

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  71. I directions for this tablecloth Roman blinds project please thanks ~

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  72. I just got the tutorial site thanks

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  73. Please add good good information that would help others in such best way.This post is exactly what I am concerned. we need some more reliable information.
    Curtains

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  74. A reliable informative post that you have shared and appreciate your work for sharing the information.
    Curtain

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  75. This sort of roman shades looks interesting because it will enhance the beauty of your window and bedroom as well. Above design looks nice as well.

    awnings and blinds perth

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  76. Nice tutorial, I like this fabulous curtains very much. Can you please share more pics of beautiful curtains.

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  79. Did you sew and use glue for the sides? I like the look better than the shades on the tutorial site.

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    1. I did not sew - I used the no sew iron on tape. I avoid sewing like the plague. ;-)

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