I'm on a curtains kick! This weekend, Justin & I finished my never-ending curtains project with our DIY Roman Shade for our gigantic kitchen window.
We looked into how much it would cost to order an actual Roman Shade for this window, and because of it's unique (and big!) size, it would have been nearing $800.
Um, no thank you.
So DIY it is.
Here's how I did it.
I found the perfect fabric in a curtain panel at Target. My plan was to turn the panel sideways (so it's long instead of tall), then trim & re-sew the ends.
For the elements of the Roman Shade, we didn't really use any tutorial, but instead made it up as we went along. Those are the perks of having a carpenter as a husband!
Justin cut a piece of 1x2 scrap wood to the width of the fabric so we could hang the shade up. We used this piece to drill into the wall above our window.
Justin then cut three more pieces of 1x2 (approximately) scrap wood to the width of the fabric, then cut an angle into each so when lifted, the pieces of wood would hook on each other. We placed these three pieces of scrap wood at: 4" from the top, exactly the middle of the curtain, and 1" from the bottom of the curtain.
We painted the scrap wood grey to match the back side of the curtains and glued them onto our fabric using superglue.
To make sure the scrap wood pieces and fabric stuck together, we applied pressure with my remarkable book collection, and let them dry overnight.
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