Hi folks! It’s been a minute since I last talked about the cars bedroom
The main reason for me not staying on task when it comes to this room is because I can’t figure out the direction I really want to go in to complete it…
I remembered a project that Emily worked on a while back and I decided to try it for myself. She covered a roller shade in fabric for her bathroom and I thought it would be perfect for the boys room considering how my 2 year old pulled down the curtains in my oldest son’s room.
My materials included a roller shade from Walmart ($5), some spray adhesive (already had), Fabric glue from Walmart, scissors, and a credit card (to help smooth out the fabric)
First let me say that this was my first time dealing with a roller shade. I mean, my grandmother had them in her home when I was growing up and I knew how to let them up and pull them down, but other than that, this was my first time using one for myself
Okay…So I opened the shade and rolled it out completely
These shades come in a larger width than my window and at the time I started this project, I didn’t realize that they can be adjusted (DON’T YOU DARE LAUGH)
Once the fabric was laid out on top of the shade, I started applying the glue across the top edge to attach it to the pole(?)
Here is where I realize (NOW) that I went wrong. Once the fabric was glued to the top, I flip it shade over
and applied the spray adhesive (YES, IN THE HOUSE)
That stuff is so sticky it’s ridiculous! I don’t have a picture of this part, but when I tried to smooth out the shade on top of the fabric, it was a big mess
I kept going though. It was wrinkled and I didn’t care. So anyway, with my wrinkled fabric covered roller shade, I began to finish the sides
The right side was easy to do. I simply lined the shade up to where the pattern ended and then all I had to do was fold over the excess part and glue it down
(ignore the fact that I need a manicure!)
For the other side, I found a point to use and it was my guide for cutting
My “cut guide”
Once I reached the top of the shade, I simply cut a piece from around the part where the mounting piece is (?) I did this because the rest of it will be folded in anyway…
What I need for you to do is go back to the top of this post and read the title…
Okay, see where it says ALMOST? Yeah, that’s because I almost had window treatments for this room!!! This thing was so sticky and and wrinkled and ugly by the time I got to the bottom part, I threw it across the room
Know worries though, no one was hurt during my time of rage I am going to attempt this project again. This time I think it will turn out a whole lot better! Hopefully I’ll have something to show you next week.
For a project so simple and inexpensive, it really gave me a run for my money. Plus my 2 year old probably thought I was crazy afterwards!
Have you had a hard time with a project that is just too easy to mess up?!