How sweet is that photo? Jesse is glowing and I might add that the room looks pretty good too....! Jesse was motivated to finish pulling the nursery together for her photo shoot with Kelly, not to mention the baby's impending arrival, so she was working her "fingers to the bone" on several DIY projects. Remember the chest she painted? Today, thanks to Jesse, I can share how she pulled off the "custom" shades.
Jesse began this project with a pair of ready made, cotton duck Roman shades purchased from JC Penney (on sale!) to fit, inside mounted in the windows. The shades were similar to these:
Next she measured and cut her fabric to not only cover the shade, but to be perfectly positioned on it (the shades mirror images of each other) and allow for seams and coverage over the support dowels.
Using a combination of Stitch Witchery and hot glue, Jesse carefully created finished edges and glued the "custom" fabric in place over the shade, beginning with the entire perimeter and finishing with the support dowels. This was the time consuming part, ensuring that the stripes were perfectly vertical, the edges lined up and the fabric did not buckle.
She finished the shades by repeating the process with the valances that velcro to the top covering the hardware. This required additional patience and fabric matching (and a failed attempt on one as the stripes did not line up).
The final product.....
Didn't they turn out beautifully?
Nothing is more rewarding for me than when I can help inspire someone to confidently complete a decorating project. Motivated by a limited budget and a desire to have a unique nursery, Jesse has made this happen by taking on projects such as this. I'll be sharing at least one more DIY project and the full reveal in the next week, so be sure to come back and check it out!