Tackling the Infamous DIY Window Shade!

 

In my last 2 1/2 years of blogging, one of my most popular posts has been the Quick & Easy DIY Window Shade project inspired by the fabulous Emily Clark.  So when I opened my email yesterday morning to find that Miss Kristen of The LifeStyled Company had followed the tutorial for her munchkin's playroom, I knew I had to share with you!

I'm totally convinced that the DIY Window Shade is the easiest, most inexpensive way to add style to your bare windows! I am still enjoying the one I made for my newly remodeled kitchen over 2 years ago!

AWDH Kitchen Window 2
AWDH Kitchen Window 2

Here are a few pics from Kristen's project...I'd say she nailed it!

DIY window shade 1
DIY window shade 1
diy window shade2
diy window shade2

Have you attempted the DIY Window Shade? If so, I'd love to see pics! If not, get the step by step tutorial HERE!

 

Great Fabrics for a DIY Fabric Shade

 

Over the last week, I have received several inquiries from readers regarding the fabric I used for our window shade in our kitchen. Per my responses to these comments, I purchased the fabric at Fabric Factory in Dallas for $12.99/sy.

 Unfortunately, most of you do not live in Dallas, so this information was not of much help to you. HOWEVER....I was bouncing around on Fabric.com a few days ago, and look what I found!! The name of the fabric is Dwell Studio Bella Porte Brindle and it is priced at $15.98/sy. More than what I paid, but still not a bad price!     

Shade Fabric
Shade Fabric

 It also come in these different colors...      

Fabric 1
Fabric 1
fabric 2
fabric 2
fabric 3
fabric 3
fabric 4
fabric 4

While browsing the site, I also found a few other fabrics that I would rate near fabulous....so I thought I'd share them with you!    

Dwell Studio Maze Work Brindle
Dwell Studio Maze Work Dove
Waverly Sun N Shade Lovely Lattice Citrine
Dwell Studio Soft Scrolls Charcoal
Waverly Ellis Turquoise
Dwell Studio Vintage Blossom Citrine
Michael Miller Summer Soiree Chevron Black

I hope these prints have inspired you to make your own window shade!