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Cute Roller Shades on the Cheap

Thursday, February 25, 2010

kIf one theme is consistent in the decorating world, it is finding less expensive ways to beautify our homes.  Thrift stores have gained popularity and do-it-yourselfers are doing it themselves more than ever.  That is why when I read the March issue of Southern Living I was excited to see great ways to embellish cheap roll up shades.
 
I love this stenciled shade.  Over the years I have done many a stencil project, but I do believe something this small would be a breeze.  I especially love the pop of red on the window below.  There are so many stencils and colors, the sky is the limit.


This monogram by sunny's paint is my favorite.  I love a preppy monogram.  Used in a room with only one window, this would be so charming.  I'm thinking about my son's room and how the tailored look could easily go in a boy's room. Top it off with a pelmet box or keep it simple as seen above.

12 comments:

  1. Aren't those pretty! It seems that stenciling is coming back in a big way as well. I really want to try it, just not sure where.

    Thanks for the morning inspiration.
    Have a good day!
    Lynea

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  2. So lovin the monogramed shade ~ I think I might actually be able to do that one!

    Jo

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  3. I totally bookmarked this! Thanks for sharing...

    XOXO

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  4. Aloha, so glad I dropped in to visit. Love the shades and the simplicity.
    really creative, I think I will have to try that,
    sending sunshine from Hawaii
    Brandi

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  5. Very nice stencils, both shades. I love the top one, and with the red its fabulous...stencils can be challenging!

    Thanks for visiting me!

    xxx


    Kit

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  6. I just got my copy of Southern Living yesterday. I was wondering if I was going to get March's issue. I love those shades. I think the monogrammed one would look fantastic.

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  7. Very cool and I agree the monogramed shade is my favorite too. I'm wondering where I could do this.

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  8. OMG! I love your blog. So so cute and so many good ideas. I will have to do some of them. I am coming from SOuthern MAma's. We are so glad to have you! Come check me out if you get a chance and any good southern recipes for the fam! I am also doing a great giveaway this week so be sure to enter! http://kitchenbelleicious.blogspot.com

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  9. Love the monogrammed shade! I'm going to use one in the laundry room at my beach house.

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  10. I saw these awesome shades and fell in love too! Come y and check out my CASH GIVEAWAY...I think you will like it:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  11. Very nice. Especially because the light coming from behind helps to illuminate the stencil.

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  12. I love these. I think I'll include the post in my Sunday roundup. Thanks for posting it!

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