When I got a sale email today from the company we previously ordered blinds from, I realized I really should think about how to cover the windows in the sewing room. It really isn't good for that cherry furniture to have the sun beating down on it all day.
My first inclination was to order blinds as I did for the other two rooms, but when I went and checked their website it looks like they're not carrying the same options anymore and I couldn't get the same stain color. So, that got me wondering if I could salvage the Roman shades I made for Redwood City
. (My father removed them about a year after we moved out and returned them to me.)
They are, of course, not the right size for the windows here. But I made three panels for that bedroom and I have two windows in my sewing room, so I should have more than enough materials once I take them apart. I'm sure it would make more sense to just make new shades, but I did like these and the colors would play well with my sewing room and I don't think I have enough of the peach to make new panels from scratch. In fact, I'm not sure if I have any left or not. I guess I will find out when I unpack my fabrics in a couple of weeks.
More than likely if I tear them apart, I would remove the blackout liner so they let light through like the other set I made. I think it's pretty and looks a bit like stained glass.
What do you guys think? Tear apart the old ones, or just ditch them and make new window coverings from scratch?
Oh I love the stained glass looking shades. Very interesting and they have both function and form.ReplyDelete
It depends on how long you want them to last. If the black out lining is removed the fabric will fade faster but I do like the stain glass look too. You have a hard decision to made.ReplyDelete
Well, they'll likely last at least a couple of years, which is better than them kicking around a closet until we move out and then I donate them to some charity. At least they'll see the light of day again if I reuse them. I can deal with them wearing out more quickly.Delete
What about the seam allowances? I think they could ruin the look.ReplyDelete
All my seam allowances are 1/4" so they are uniform. It is part of the look that I like. I think the seam allowances are what make them look like stained glass.Delete
Thanks guys. I guess I will go pull out those shades and get to work seam ripping. This is gonna be fun. LOLReplyDelete