Thursday, July 16, 2009

A Good Thing :: The Button-Up Window Shade

Since I moved into my current house two years ago, I've had plans to change the window treatment in the master bathroom. I was inspired months ago by a Pottery Barn bathroom layout using orange, navy and light blue together, and an idea was born. The fabric was purchased but I couldn't come to a decision on the type of treatment I was looking for ... until I saw the Button-Up Window Shade on a Martha Stewart craft email one day. The simplistic style appealed to me and I thought it would work well with my chosen Amy Butler print.
Here's where my confession comes in: I looked at the picture of the shade but didn't actually read the instructions so my shade differs slightly from Martha's. (For instructions, click here.) Knowing that I wanted to leave my shade at one height (rather than opening it further to allow more sunlight in), I didn't use two rows of buttons, and I sewed buttonholes into my fabric rather than using twill tape loops to hook around the buttons.
This is a great project even for a beginner seamstress and I love the simple, tailored look. Definitely an improvement over the old curtains!

9 comments:

Leslie said...

Well I think it looks perfect! What a darling print!

Ashley said...

Those look so pretty -- Sounds like a great color scheme!

Chic Cookies said...

What timing... I've been debating making these or DIY roman shades. These look great and infinitely easier, so you made my decision!

jociegal said...

Hello. Thank you so much for the kind words on my blog. I just checked out this blog and it is awesome. I am officially adding it to my Follow list. Have a good one!

thecoffeesnob said...

This looks great. Love the colours!

Erica said...

That is gorgeous- looks elegant! Nice work

Miss Amy O said...

lovely! delighted to have found your blog and more of us that are Mad about Martha!

Its So Very Cheri said...

I am begging you to add this to my Monday party (it is actually posted on Sunday nights). Number 1 I want to try this and it helps me remember where I saw it and give credit where credit is due and Number 2 it is an inspiring piece for others to see. Number 3--I am sure this will be on my featured FAVORITES LIST with links to your blog, mention, pictures etc..

Cheri

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

Love this idea! And I love the fabric you choose- looks great!