Thursday, August 20, 2009

Powder Room Shade Project

I finally finished making a window shade for my downstairs powder room. Are they called powder rooms anymore? Anyhoo, the project wasn't difficult. The hardest part for me was just GETTING STARTED! The whole project took me about 1 1/2 hours. The tricky part was perching on a kitchen chair that stood in my bathtub. The tub was too difficult to work around with a ladder or step stool, so I had to resort to the-chair-in-the-tub solution.

I got the directions from Jenny at Little Green Notebook. Her directions were really easy to follow. She's very creative, so give her blog a peek.

Since I can never leave well enough alone, I added some seashells to the cord pulls. I think they add that little something special.

Tomorrow, I'll show you what I did with the leftover slates from the mini-blind I used to make this shade.


  1. I throw my mini blinds in a tub of hot soapy water every so often. Could this be washed?

  2. I don't think I would wash these. They are not sewn, but glued. I chose to do this type of shade because it won't be used very often and this room doesn't get very dusty.


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