Sunday, January 11

Faux Roman Shades and Linky Party #210

Did you make many New Year's resolutions for this year?  One of mine was to catch up on a lot projects around the house. One of them was to affordably update my kitchen a little.  I had a curtain panel I've wanted to use to make into faux roman shades and I finally did it! 

Here is the before vintagey look.

Here is the updated new look. 
Here is a really great tutorial I found on  In this tutorial, they used sewing, which I substituted with iron on hemming tape. 
Do you like the new light? More on the light in another post, it has it's own story. 

For the wood, I used a piece of a pallet

I drilled two holes into the wood to make it easier to screw into the wall.

I wrapped up the fabric and glued it down with fabric fusion and let it dry for 24 hours. I think any kind of glue would work too.
I secured the fabric some more with thumb tacks. To attach to the wall, I lifted the fabric and screwed the board to the wall. When the fabric was lowered it hid the wood.

This Weeks Features

Shrimp Saganaki | simply fresh dinners

1 corinthians 13 love is banner

I would love to not have shoes in my closet.. Good idea for a small closet

Don't forget to grab a featured button!
Boogieboard Cottage

1. PLEASE. LINK. BACK. Please include a direct link back to my blog party.
2. Feel free to link up any of your masterpiece's whether they're crafts, recipes, decor, thrifty finds, etc. (Please no direct links to etsy or other sales sites.)
3. Please do not pin from the party, go to the original blog and pin from there

Have a blessed week,


  1. Hi there, thanks so much for hosting! Blessings, Cecilia

  2. Thank you Mary for showing how you made your faux roman shades as well as hosting party no. 210 today.

  3. I love the faux Roman shades. I need to make some for my kitchen! Thanks for hosting the party. Have a great week.

  4. Love the Roman shades, Mary - and what a great choice of fabric! I can't wait to hear about your lamp - it's fabulous.
    Thanks so much for including my shrimp today. It's one of my very favorite things to eat. You always throw great parties and I'm thrilled to be featured in it today. Have a great week!

  5. Love your new window treatment Mary, great fabric! Thanks for hosting~

  6. HI Mary. thank you for hosting the party! I love your Roman Shades:) Have a wonderful day - Christine

  7. I have those same lights over my island! :) Thanks for the party!

  8. Hello beautiful! I always love stopping by at your fabulous party. Please stop by our party that starts tonight at 7 pm. We would really appreciate it. Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls