Last week I shared the final reveal of Ryan’s built in blue bedroom and shared a picture of the DIY roman shade I made for Ryan’s room. Since we moved in our old farmhouse all that was covering his window was a cheap plastic mini blind and I had been dying to have something nicer covering his window. I really loved the RH shade I found for Tucker’s built in window seat and was determined to add a roman shade to Ryan’s room. I found a striped roman shade from Pottery barn kids that was perfect, except for the price so I decided to make one for $15.
Pottery Barn Inspired DIY Roman Shade
Rather than making one from scratch I found a basic white roman shade at Ikea for $15. (You can find it here) I still wanted to add stripes to the shade and rather than sewing them on I chose to use acrylic paints.
- First I measured with a pencil two lines of stripes on both sides. I measured 3″ in from the sides, then 4″, 4.5″ and 5.” I added pencil marks every 6″ or so down the length of the shade.
2. I added the painters tape next to the pencil marks starting with the wider stripes on the end first. Make sure the painters tape is tight against the fabric.
3. Next I painted the stripes one row at a time using navy acrylic paint and a foam brush.
Note to self – Lay a drop cloth that covers the whole table next time 🙂
It came clean with a baby wipe. I pulled off the blue painter’s tape and painted the smaller stripe next.
I let the roman shade dry overnight.
I hung it on the window. I love the pops of blue it adds to the wall.
How do you think it looks? Thanks so much for stopping by to see my Pottery Barn Inspired Striped DIY Roman Shade
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