I purchased the cheapest shade in that size I could find, $54 at Lowe's. Buy the cheapest thing that has good hardware. What it looks like isn't going to matter when we are finished.
|Decor-cat. She is supervising all these projects.|
This was the scariest part!
Once you cut all those cords you can see how easily the entire shade could come unraveled. The next step is to tie knots in all those cords, to secure them. This is a bit tedious and I wasn't sure about my knots. Perhaps you know a Boy Scout.
Make sure not to glue over the grommets at the top.
The little flap that hangs down to cover the hardware needs to be covered as well.
When you are finished it should look like this.
So far so good, but there's a bit of a rough edge at the top that needs finishing. I used a thick canvas binding for this.
Now you are ready to flip it over and fold the edges under to "wrap" the shade
This bedroom window isn't visible from the street, but if it were in front, I'd have put some white broadcloth on the back to give it a better look from outside.
In my case, just covering up the rough edges was good enough.
This is the finished product let down completely.
This is the way it looks in the daytime. I am very happy with the way it turned out!
The cat supervises production, but the beagle is in charge of quality assurance and the stamp of approval.