Privacy Please

Living in the city has it advantages and disadvantages. One of the disadvantages is privacy. Growing up in the country there were no neighbors, therefore no need for window treatments.

Curtains, drapes and blinds are a must in suburbia. So, here is my first simple faux roman shade DIY. I’m starting in the most private place of all - the bathroom.

A bare bathroom window

My fabric was found from the remnants pile at the fabric store. Which is a good place to find fabric for small projects, because the prices are unbeatable.

Fabric for about $1

The slate blue looks great and adds some color to my dark gray powder room. First I cut the fabric and then hemmed the edges all the way around.

Looks good.

Afterwards I taped the fabric to the wall, so I could get an idea of where I wanted it to start and stop on the window.

PinnedThen sew.

Next I folded the fabric then pinned it in place. Once both sides were pinned, I sewed a few knots to hold the folds.


I attached the fabric to a small piece of wood with a staple gun, then use a few nails to hold it all in place.

Hidden wood, holding it all in place  


Much better!

Now I just need some  new lighting in this dark little powder room!

This project has been linked to The Shabby Next Frugal Friday & Be Inspired at Room to Inspire


Shel at Dreamy Nest said...

I love this! I wish I could do this. It looks great. I really have got to learn how to sew. . .

lexlocilori said...

very cute. I only have window treatments on my bedrooms to keep out the light.

Room to Inspire said...

What a great window treatment! I really need to pull out my sewing machine and figure out how to use it! Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired today.


Patti said...

Great window treatment - I like that it doesn't use a lot of fabric! and your choice of fabric was great - love it!
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