Friday, August 5, 2011

Fabulous Fabric Friday #8 [Daisy Chain & My DIY Idea]

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Today's Fabulous Fabric Friday is Wildflowers in Navy, from Amy Butler's Daisy Chain line.  I know, I'm a little obsessed with AB Fabrics... I won't apologize for it, its fabulous!

Source: via Melissa on Pinterest

This is one of my earlier Daisy Bags... named 'Daisy' after this fabric!

I didn't plan on using this fabric for today's Fab. Fab. Friday post, BUT, as fate would have it... I am.  

Here's why:

I came home to this the other day... apparently someone wanted to look out the window while the girls and I were away and I forgot to lift the blinds.

The Culprit.

Then, last night as my hubby was lowering the blinds, this happened on the opposite set:
Don't you love how I tried to 'fix' them?

Yeah, so now our living room blinds look like this:

Chewed and leaning!
I CAN'T STAND it!!!  It looks even worse from the outside... Don't you feel a little drunk looking at these?  Maybe the effect only works if you're actually standing in front of them in person... I feel like the whole window is leaning to the right. Ha!

Enter Pinterest and a DIY Idea:

My plan is to pick up some yardage of my most fav Amy Butler fabric, along with some light weight drapery lining fabric, and re-purpose my plantation blinds into some pretty custom Roman Shades!  Yippie for re-using!!

According to my calculations, this little project should cost under $50 to do both shades!  If that sounds like a lot, note how much custom designer window treatments run.... Not Cheap.
So, if my plan works out, I'll have custom, one-of-a-kind, roman shades for a steal... yippie!

Now, to convince the husband that we need to paint the living room to match.... *wink*

Have a Fabulous Friday!

XxOo~ Melissa


  1. What a great idea for refashioning the mini-blinds into custom shades!! I can't count the sets I've thrown out due to animals and/or I will definitely be keeping this in mind. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks for reading, Deanne! Here is the link for those DIY Shades:


  3. like the turned out it so the way the shades look.

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