DIY Fabric Roman Shades

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It’s been a while since I’ve had the chance to feature a really awesome DIY project and I couldn’t be MORE excited about this one! Fabric roman shades are classy and beautiful — and they add a bit of pattern and personality into any room. The fabric shades that Coddington Design incorporated into the above living room pull the room together.

Here are three step-by-step DIY projects (from your own old blinds or from scratch) to keep you busy!

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You could purchase pre-made shades or even have custom window coverings designed out of your favorite material — but if you have an old set of blinds or roman shades lying around, creating your own can be quick & easy!

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Follow the jump for step-by-step instructions for custom roman shades created from old blinds, an old roman shade (even a cheaper version that you find on the market, like a standard Ikea or Target shade is a great starting point) OR even from scratch! Apartment Therapy, Little Green Notebook and Canadian House & Home have it covered! Literally.

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{DIY Fabric Roman Shades}

1 hour
Cost: $5-$50 depending on what you have around the house and how expensive your new fabric is
Supplies: Depends on the project (whether you’re going the blinds or old roman shade route…) read on for more info!

Starting From: Inexpensive Roman Shades (see above)

Jennifer Hagler featured this fantastic project on Apartment Therapy. She took simple, plain and inexpensive Roman shades from Target and completely transformed them with a graphic patterned fabric from IKEA — providing customized window coverings on a budget. Follow the link to see her entire project.

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Starting From: Old Ikea Blinds (see above & below)

Jenny from Little Green Notebook built these shades from old Ikea blinds that had run their course. Her project is great! Follow the link for step-by-step instructions and pictures.

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Starting From: Scratch (see below)

Canadian House & Home shares this refreshing DIY guide to building BEAUTIFUL roman shades from scratch. Follow the link for 16 easy steps and a thorough supply list.

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