My boys’ bedroom makeover is finally finished, and I have a lot of fun DIY projects to share with you before the big reveal! Today I want to show you how to easily recover roman shades without sewing. If you have old roman shades and are redecorating, there is no need to buy new ones! These no-sew roman shades can be made in a few hours and will only cost you the price of fabric. (I recommend fabric.com with a coupon for ultimate savings.) And the best part is that you don’t have to sew a thing if you don’t want to!
I purchased these faux-suede roman shades from Ikea 5 years ago and they still work great. They are thick and light blocking, and I really didn’t want to have to completely replace them—especially that middle window. It is HUGE! So I simply recovered them with new fabric! Below you can see what they looked like before and what they look like now.
To recover your shades, all you need is:
- Hot glue and gun
And here are what the shades look like when extended.
I even had enough fabric left over to use as backing when I recovered the chair. (I did sew the chair cushions. I do occasionally sew things together when necessary *wink*.)
I love how they turned out! By recovering my existing roman shades I saved a bunch of money and still achieved the new look that I wanted.
More quick-tip tutorials on how to update on a budget coming soon!