Tuesday, September 14, 2010

My DIY blind

Do you remember this post where I got this material for sooooo cheap and planned to make a Roman Blind for the kitchen window, and you all convinced me that Roman Blinds were easy?

Well the thought of making the Roman Blind has been freaking me out a bit (I know, I know it's easy right?) So anyway when I saw the very lovely Tina's post the other day with the roll up blind she make for the little window on her front door, I got inspired!

So on Saturday I got to it and made a roll up blind for the kitchen. Take a look...

Sorry, not fantastic photos, the light has been bad the last two days.

I attached two sets of ribbons to tie the blind up with and I lined the material with a white calico I already had. I think I may get a slightly thicker stick for the bottom of the blind just to make it feel a bit sturdier. I made a pretend pelmet thingy like Tina did...

I painted my wooden branch in a light brown colour to match the brown going through the fabric. So all up I think it probably cost me around $25!!! Pretty good hey!

And just to give you a bit of contrast, here is a photo taken back before we bought the house, when we were just doing an inspection so that you can see the original cafe style curtains and the wood panelling and see, there was no deck...?


I am pretty close to finishing my kitchen makeover so when it's done I'll do a big post with all the before and after pics.

Anyway, what are you up to today???
The cold has taken hold unfortunately so lots of Vitamin Cs for me today :)

Have a lovely day,

17 comments:

  1. I thought that's what you might have been up to!! Yay, it looks amazing Janette!! You've done such a great job and it really completes that little kitchen nook nicely - such gorgeous fabric. I love your branch too. I'm still contemplating window treatment options here so between you and Tina's tutorial, may have to try myself. That's no good about your cold :( Dose up and have lots of water and hot cups of tea and hope this cold is over super fast for you (and that little Will doesn't catch it). Big get well hugs my friend xx

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  2. It looks really good you did a fantastic job, I love the fabric. Nothing changes the feel of a house better than adding a deck does it.Im so envious of your timber sash windows too, we have aluminium ugly's everywhere. Megan xx

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  3. GORGEOUS!!!! I LOVE your blind Janette:) The fabric is so beautiful and that coordinating tree branch is fabulous!! The blind looks fabulous on your gorgeous sash windows. Thank you for the very sweet mention, you are way too kind my friend!!! Sorry to hear that your cold has gotten worse, I was hoping it had disappeared:( Keep warm, get lots of rest and take care sweetie. Wish I lived nearby so I could come and take care of you! Huge get well hugs my clever and talented friend ~ xx

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  4. I looks great - no need to stress after all!! I lok forward to seeing the rest of the litchen soon and hope you are feeling better in no time :)

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  5. Looks fantastic Janette! What beautiful fabric. I would never be brave enough to attempt this myself! Can't wait to see your kitchen makeover before and afters. Take care, and get well soon. Michelle

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  6. Janette, I had wondered who would be inspired by Tina's post (I've bookmarked that one for future use as well). What a delightful job you've done. The fabric is pretty, the ribbons perfect and I agree, the little branch is very cute. Good on you. Get well soon - keep toasty warm and keep your fluids up. Hugs from Hobart! J x

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  7. Wow...the fabric and the little wooden branch are just lovely. Can't stop looking at my prints - a big thank you.

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  8. Gorgeous Blind,I love the fabric. I look forward to seeing your kitchen pic's

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  9. It looks lovely Janette. I might have to do the same. I am not a sewer but could probably manage this... Looking forward to seeing the rest of your kitchen. ;-)

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  10. Great job Janette! I love that fabric. Roman blinds are my favorite - saw Tina's post it was gorgeous. Well done for taking the inspiration and going for it. The timber tree looks great and brings out the brown in the blind beautifully. Look forward to the kitchen update. Hope you are feeling better soon.
    Rebecca x

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  11. Your blind looks fantastic Janette, you're very clever, can't wait to see the rest of your kitchen. Get well soon!!!

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  12. I love your new blind, it looks soooo much better. Now I am inspired to make some blinds for my front french doors. Thank you.

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  13. Can't wait to see the makeover! The blind looks beautiful, I love the fabric you chose. Rachaelxx

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  14. they look great JB.. that fabric is so pretty..good work on making those blinds..i poping over now to check out tinas post..

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  15. Interesting window in the kitchen, I like it the design.

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Thanks! I love reading your comments! Jxx