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Just a little window dressing - This blogger transformed her windows with homemade curtains and woven shades from The Shade Store

Thank you to the wonderful people from The Shade Store for partnering with me on our Master Bedroom makeover!

Well, here we are friends – halfway through the One Room Challenge from Calling It Home and progress is coming along! This week is all about my windows and how I dressed them up!

One big change we planned to make to this room were the addition of woven shades. When we had our shades installed for our Family room, I was amazed at how beautiful they looked and I knew I wanted them for our bedroom.

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Years ago, when we lived in a rental, the landlord had cheapy blinds in the windows. Not only was the cord always getting tangled and the edges fraying, but they looked awful! I knew that we had to invest in quality blinds and that they would last longer making them more cost effective.

We got these gorgeous wood shades from the wonderful people at The Shade Store.

Just a little window dressing - This blogger transformed her windows with homemade curtains and woven shades from The Shade Store

The window sizes were exactly the same as the Family Room, so I knew how they would look. We went for the Standard Woven Wood Shades in the Fair Harbor-2 color. For our large picture window, we ordered the shades with multiple shades on one rod. I was concerned that the weight of a single shade would be difficult to raise and lower with our large window.

Plus, I loved that it gives us the option to raise or lower one side at a time if we’d like!

Just a little window dressing - This blogger transformed her windows with homemade curtains and woven shades from The Shade Store

The helpful customer service rep was so kind to assist me with the best options for my windows and she recommended the continuous loop cord, which is a silver chain that maintains a consistent length and is easier to operate larger shades.

 

Just a little window dressing - This blogger transformed her windows with homemade curtains and woven shades from The Shade Store

I just love the weave on these shades! It is so beautiful!

Just a little window dressing - This blogger transformed her windows with homemade curtains and woven shades from The Shade Store

I left my curtain rods in place from my previous panels, but knew I had to be budget smart for the draperies. I reused the old curtain panels by simply removing the blue silk and replaced them with twin white flat sheets.

Just a little window dressing - This blogger transformed her windows with homemade curtains and woven shades from The Shade Store

Just a little window dressing - This blogger transformed her windows with homemade curtains and woven shades from The Shade Store

Don’t they look so nice against those beautiful woven shades?

It was such an easy DIY – just an afternoon, an iron and some stitch witchery.

Just a little window dressing - This blogger transformed her windows with homemade curtains and woven shades from The Shade Store

And to not leave you hanging with suspense – the progress on the closet is coming along too!

We finished the install on the floors. We had left over scraps from our Hardwood install years ago that we had saved and we finally installed them!

DIY hardwood floors from Noting Grace

DIY hardwood floors from Noting Grace

We have yet to fill the holes and seal them, but progress is progress!

Trent came up with a great idea to install a mirror case in his closet, so that build has been a little side project, but so much fun!

DIY hardwood floors from Noting Grace

And one last thing to share this week is how I transformed our ordinary ceiling fan into something extraordinary! I’ll be showing the full tutorial in the next few days!

This blogger transformed her ordinary ceiling fan into something extraordinary!

The One Room Challenge Plan

  • Converting the 1/2 bath into a closet
    • Opening the Wall and adding a door
    • Sealing the other Wall
    • Replacing the flooring – almost finished!
    • Build a DIY closet system with a bench
    • Adding a mirror – in process
    • Moving the light
  • Glitzing up and feminizing the existing walk-in closet – in process
  • Replace the bathroom door with a DIY barn door – in process
  • Hang woven shades in windows
  • Replace curtains
  • Modify the ceiling fan into a Farmhouse style fan
  • Replace the lamps – purchased
  • Find new side tables – switched out from other rooms
  • Paint the existing dresser (I’m still undecided about this)
  • Adding a reading nook so I have a quiet place to escape to
  • Create DIY artwork

We’re chugging along, but, boy, do we need to kick it into high gear! We have quite the workload ahead of us, but I still feel confident that we can get this finished in time. Be sure to follow along to see what we get accomplished in the next week! And head over to Linda’s site, Calling It Home, to see all the other amazing rooms being transformed.

To see our design plans for this room, check out my previous posts:

week one, week two,

ORC: Vintage Inspired Laundry Room Makeover Before and Mood board

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