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Give your Roman Shades a New Look

Are you one of those who have lived your entire life with the same art on the walls?

                      The same curtains, the same chairs..? 

Perhaps, not your entire life but maybe for some years? 

                      Like five of ten?

Well, I was just like you  ;) 

I didn't want to spend too much time or money on all those peripherals, even though every time I looked through a magazine I felt in love with most of those pretty things that maybe some day I could have.

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Nowadays my whole perspective about these things got a complete overturn! I'm now embracing change, and by doing so I found out that it doesn't have to be labor intense and better yet, easy on your pockets ;)

That's the case with today's project.  I like the Roman shade I have in the kitchen, when I bought it two years ago I was in love with it! Good quality, looks good and it does the job.
The only problem:
I got tired of it  :/
RLC kitchen makeover

My easy, economical and temporary solution was to give it a new look with three simple materials:
Fabric, tape, and a piece of lattice (wood).

My Roman shade is suspended from the ceiling, but there is a small gap, in between the ceiling and the top of the shade where a piece of lattice can perfectly fit.

So, using gaffer's tape, the fabric is attached to the piece of wood.  Turn it around.

And since you know the beautiful fabric you picked (Waverly, Pom Pom Play Spa), its going to look great, don't waste your time moving things around. Stick the piece of lattice in the gap and line your army of tape all along each side of your shade.

Go all around "hemming" the fabric to the back of the shade, securing it with the tape.

The back is not going to look too pretty, but in my case, the only ones who are going to notice it are the squirrels, birds and deer that visit my backyard.

Pull up the shade, hide the cord on the back, tuck in the fabric along side each fold, and do a happy dance :)
RLC - kitchen makeover

You have given your room a total new look!
how to give roman shades a new look
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Ha, time to find a pretty fabric for the Holidays,
And for Spring  ;)

*Note: As I stated previously, this is a temporarily solution.  Attaching the fabric might interfere with the pulling up and down mechanism. The Roman shade I have is strong, heavy, I think that's big help for the folds to stay in place.  

For the kitchen renovation click HERE
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Lighting Plan
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  1. WOW-Sister-You got THAT right!!!!! It looks GREAT! I am amazed at how much brighter your kitchen looks with just that small change. xo Diana

  2. WOW! It's like the kitchen woke up. Se ve tan bonito! :)

  3. It really brightens up your kitchen even more. I love it!

  4. Lo que mas me gustan tus trabajos es la perfecta armonía del color( tema nada fácil) .. Me encanto esa simple cortina ..,

  5. I can't believe how cool that is!! My kind of project, I love the fabric and it totally brightens up your already beautiful kitchen even more!! Perfect!

  6. Ingenious! Love this quick change! Well done

  7. Very pretty! Fun for a inexpensive change :)

  8. What a great idea! I really like the fabric and how much it changes the look of the room. So creative!

  9. I love it!! How ingenious to use the old shade! I can't wait to see your Christmas variation!

  10. Looks beautiful and so simple, I'm going to try this one!

  11. I stopped over from the Monday Funday Link Party. Thanks so much for sharing this. It's great.

  12. This is my kind of project! Such a simple way to change things up without a big commitment. And I've had my eye on that fabric for months! Love it!
    Corey from

  13. That's brilliant. Sometimes, that's all we need...a temporary fix. :)

  14. WOW! Now that is a fabulous, easy and thrifty DIY idea! I'm visiting from the Our Home Away From Home link party. So glad to have found this post!

    - Tasha @ Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body (

  15. Visiting from Amaze Me Monday....this is SO pretty! It makes such a difference and brightens up your kitchen! Thanks for sharing your great idea! Have a blessed week!


  16. Great idea and looks fabulous too.

  17. It's a slipcover for roman shades....Genius!

  18. What a great idea. Now you can change it up whenever you want without the guilt!

  19. Your roman shade makeover turned out really well. It does the room a whole new look.

  20. i don't care if it's temporary or there for 10 years, it's genius and beautiful. bravo.

    hope you'll have a moment to stop by and see what i have been creating:

    smiles to you.

    hello lovely

  21. Gorgeous. It really brightens up the room.

  22. Looks awesome! So bright and airy. Good choice on the Waverly Pom Pom Play Spa fabric! :)

  23. Oh wow, you are so clever. Love this. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  24. What a beautiful change! I have Roman Shades in my kitchen that I'm really tired of. I think I'll try your trick! {Stopping by from Home Stories A to Z Link Party}

  25. What a great idea! So easy and simple and DUCK TAPE! :D

  26. Beautiful material you used for your roman shades Christina! Eres tan hábil, que me dejas boca abierta!
    Your kitchen looks even prettier. I also love your Tksgiving video with lots of people and great looking food dear Christina! Thanks for your sweet visit amiguita!

  27. You are a Decorating and Budget Genius! I salute you! Great idea on the reuse of your roman shade with new fabric, and yes, you will be able to re-do it again and again when the mood or a great buy on a lovely-looking fabric strikes. Also, you outlined with photos EXACTLY how to do it. What a terrific project manager you are. Keep up the great work. Can't wait to see what new projects you have in store.

  28. Hi! How did you modify the top of the shade to follow the angles of the crown moulding? Did you cut the valance yourself? Thanks!

    1. Hi Lauren, I trimmed the shade with scissors. And yes, I think it was only the valance.

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