Wednesday, March 9, 2011

roman shade low-down

for those of you interested in making a shade yourself, it might be helpful to know the complete cost breakdown for the project.  here it is...

1 ikea meret panel: $10 {this was cost effective for me because i'm using the other panel for a shade in colby's room}
2 1/4 yards lining: $7.85
5 yards ribbon: $6
bag of brass rings: $5.50
ribs x 7: $18.55
eye screws x 5: $1.25
cord cleat: $1
cord drop weight: $1.25
46" pine 1 x 2: $4ish {can't find my receipt}
metal weight rod: $5.50
14 yards nylon cording: $3.25
Grand total of: $64.15

I was planning on answering some of your questions, but my wee-est one just puked...bummer.  Zac is the designated puke cleaner-upper and he's not here...double bummer.



  1. I wish I weren't the designated puke cleaner uper in my family. Love the Roman shade!!!

  2. I'd take the puking over the sewing - ANYDAY!!

  3. I wish I weren't the designated puke cleaner uper in my family. Love the Roman shade!!!

  4. Where did you get the ribs from? What are they? I am about to make some roman shades and I am loving your tutorial!

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