First, a little background. When I set out to revamp my laundry room (you can see the full reveal here), the first decision I made was to pick out a window treatment. I really liked the simplicity of roman blinds, and the Vanessa Floral pattern in blue by Pottery Barn (above) had all the colors I wanted to incorporate into my new laundry room. The only problem? Well, there were two problems, actually. The first was the price. Depending on the size, it runs anywhere from $209 to $239. Ouch. And the second? Although it comes in 5 different sizes, it didn’t come in my size. Isn’t that always the way it goes? But being the resourceful gal that I am, I came up with a plan. I knew I didn’t want to start over looking for fabric again wouldn’t find another fabric that I liked as much, so I did the next best thing. I made my own.
This particular Pottery Barn fabric also happens to come in a lined drape. So I ordered the smallest size available, which was 50″ x 63″. It was more than enough fabric, and at $79, it was quite a bargain compared to the cost of the blinds. Then, following this tutorial (why reinvent the wheel, right?) that I found on Pinterest, I made my own roman blind, using the drape for the fabric. An added bonus of doing it this way was that I didn’t have to line them, because the lining was already built in. Score! And if that weren’t enough, I had enough fabric left over to recover my old tabletop ironing board. Double score.
So there you have it. A Pottery Barn roman blind that 1) costs between $130 and $160 less than the original and 2) fits my window. And a new ironing board cover to boot. I can live with that. :) Stay tuned for a full reveal of my laundry room. There, I said it. Now maybe I’ll get those pictures taken so I can show you. You should bug me about it. Did I just say that? (Update: you can see the full Laundry Room reveal here.)
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