A few weeks ago I shared how I woke determined to makeover our powder room. I chose this room mostly because of our bathroom window and whether or not to cover it. I wanted to keep it curtain free and Jason wanted privacy :). Well, long story short, he won and I made one, ha! Today, I am sharing how I created a DIY Balloon Shade and I must confess that I appreciate the privacy and style it gives to our small bathroom! I made it in less than 2 hours for Free which is the best part of this makeover.
DIY Balloon Shade for our Powder Room
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My mom had helped me make a fabric shade for this same powder room a few years ago and while the shade was still in great shape I had taken it down because I wanted to brighten up our bathroom and I was no longer a fan of the pattern of the fabric.
I took down our previous fabric shade and started to work making a new one. After measuring the window I cut the toile fabric I had into one big rectangle leaving a few inches on each side.
Using my sewing machine I sewed a hem around the perimeter of the fabric.
Next, I hand sewed plastic rings every 6 inches down the length of both sides of the toile.
Previously, Jason had measured the size of the window and cut a piece of scrap wood the width of the window by 2 inches wide.
Once the fabric was hemmed, I used my staple gun to attach the toile to the wood.
Next, I hung the balloon shade to our powder room window.
I nailed the wood to the top of the window and using diaper pins (yup, diaper pins) I pinned a few of the rings together to create a balloon effect to the curtain.
Because the toile fabric is white it really does keep our powder room bright and the added privacy is appreciated by everyone… even me ;).
It also looks really pretty with all the green accents I added to the room :).
My new DIY Balloon Shade was really easy to make and totally free! I hope this inspires you to make one of your own!!!
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