more fabric in the kitchen!

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Thanks to some wonderful advice from you all in the comments of this post, I lined the back of the fabric in the kitchen with black out material (just hot-glued it on!) and used some ring clips. I love the way they hang and slide back and forth now.
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And then, using Kate’s method, I made a faux roman shade to go above the other window. I didn’t have dowel rods, so I just folded and made some stitches by hand to hold everything in place. I used upholstery tacks to pin it up on the wall. Pretty painless…july 2011 015 1  It’s purely for looks~we have a white roller shade behind it. It’s puckering there on the bottom right because of my rad sewing skills, but I’m okay with it because if everything in the kitchen looks perfect, then all of a sudden the dirty dishes and sticky floor and fingerprints look out of place…july 2011 013 1
The fabric is called Jayda Bramble from Better Homes and Gardens, and I would say this picture is the most accurate for the colors:july 2011 015 1
I have another fabric I’m using on some light fixtures…coming soon!
Want some more easy diy roman shade inspiration?
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  1. Love both of them. That fabric is so pretty.


  2. Saw some of your home on pinterest & just had to come visit. Wow! Love it. Off to read more....

  3. Febmcauley1/8/14, 8:07 AM

    You did a beautiful job!  Very inspirational!

  4. Amanda Oliver1/8/14, 8:24 AM

    I LOVE that fabric it matches ALL the colors in my house!

  5. Rachelle1719861/8/14, 2:21 PM

    Was there any sewing involved in making these curtains? I have a sewing machine but dont know how to use it lol

  6. Hot glued the black out fabric on. ?????
    I love to know how you did that.

  7. melissa*320 sycamore1/8/14, 5:36 PM

    Yes, ma'am! They usually bring them out late April or early May here!

  8. It's beautiful!  I love the fabric, and I love the look of the white dishes on the shelf above the window.

  9. Love that curtain pattern & shelft above the window! Very nice! Visting from homestoriesatoz

  10. melissa*320 sycamore1/8/14, 5:57 PM

    Hello MJ~ I found them at Target! Good luck~

  11. Melissa @ Houseography1/8/14, 6:02 PM

    Love it! I used a very similar pattern in my laundry room for my own fake roman shade. Fortunately florals are forgiving to lazy sewers like me!!!

  12. Christina Monclova1/8/14, 6:04 PM

    Love it! 

  13. annabledsoe1/8/14, 6:04 PM

    Beautifully done!  I purchased this same fabric about a year ago and it is still folded in my breakfast nook.  Thanks for the visual inspiration to finish my project.  Love what you've done!!!

  14. melissa*320 sycamore1/8/14, 6:05 PM

    Here is the paint info:

  15. I love that fabric. Such pretty colors. Nice job!

  16. where did you get that light?  I love it!

  17. Did anyone get an answer about the paint color?

  18. paint color here:


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