DIY, window treatments

DIY: No Sew Faux Roman Shade

  1. Tiffany says:

    I luv the simplicity of it. I have fabric staring at me for the same project. I'm armed and ready now!

  2. Aesthetic Oiseau says:

    Oh my gosh. You and Jon are geniuses. I will definitely be trying this at home!

  3. Vanessa@decor happy says:

    You and Jon are so talented! It looks fabulous and you make me want to try this.

  4. The mad woman behind the blog says:

    Oh, where were you seven years ago when I shelled out way too many clams for window treatments?

    These look great. Can't wait to try them in the last few windows I still have bare.

  5. Lisa says:

    I love it! I also love the tin treatment on the ceiling. Can you explain how you did that?

  6. Kiki says:

    You go girl… that was amazing and I am with you, with the no sewing needed – OMG!!! I hate sewing and I have pillows to do before my mother comes to visit – I may even tackle the drapes, except our windows are floor to ceiling and when its two story tall, I dread to wonder how I will complete that…..


  7. K says:

    I love that!! I may have to try this on my bay window int he new house!

  8. cassie @ hi sugarplum! says:

    Looks great! And I love your tin ceiling!

  9. Hello Lover... says:

    Looks great – what an amazing diy – and no one would ever know!

  10. The Brick Cottage says:

    Fabulous! It looks so polished and chic.

  11. Leah says:

    Love these! They are gorgeous!

  12. Kristen @ says:

    looks great!!

  13. liz @ bon temps beignet says:

    Love love love this! By far the easiest faux roman shade tutorial I've seen! I'll be making one for my bathroom window. Thanks for the inspiration!.

  14. Shannon says:

    oh there's nothing I love better than NO sewing. I'll do anything in my power to not sew. These turned out just gorgeous.

  15. Blueprint Bliss says:

    Great idea!

  16. Averill says:

    Looks great! By the way, never noticed your pressed tin ceiling before but it's lovely!

  17. Helena - A Diary of Lovely says:

    Camila you are a DIY Goddess!!!

  18. Kelly Green says:

    Love the fininshed porduct and the ship pictures!! once again – great job! KG
    PS still recovering from yesterday when I went from 150 followers to over 200 thanks to you! xox

  19. Anonymous says:

    A cheaper and easier version that actually works can be found over at littlegreennotebook. I know you love her because i've seen you comment there sometimes 🙂
    Mine came out beautiful and all I used was a bit of glue and some sissors.

  20. Anonymous says:

    A cheaper and easier roman shade that works can be found over at Jenny's littlegreennotebook.
    I know you love her too because sometimes I see your comments on her blog! 🙂 Thanks for all your creative ideas. I made her shades with sissor and glue. They are gorgous.

  21. Ximena says:

    the shades are gorgeous but I also noticed that gorgeous purple/yellow dress you were wearing in the background! so funky fresh? where did you get it?

  22. Lavender and Lilies says:

    I love how easy it was and how cute it looks. Great project!

  23. Preppy Little Dress says:

    AMAZING…thank you for the step by step directions! I have to make one now!! 🙂


  24. Fran says:

    Cool! V. cool! It looks fabulous! Btw, I love you artwork – it all looks so great together!

  25. High-Heeled Foot in the door says:

    So happy you are all enjoying the post!

    I love the way they came out.


    Thanks for the comment. I do love Jenny and all that she does! 🙂

    I have never made her shades before, but I have heard of them.

    Since I wanted my shade to be mounted on the moulding and not inside the window I didn't think mini blinds would work. Plus I already have a roller blind in there. So this is just another way to skin the cat.


  26. Sweet Nothings says:

    guess what is next on the project listnow!!whooo

  27. Christine says:

    Awesome job girl! They look great.

  28. Michelle says:

    They look so good! I really want to learn how to sew, but will definitely be putting this to use until I learn!

  29. High-Heeled Foot in the door says:

    Oh also this totally wasn't pricey.

    They only thing I paid for specifically for the project was 2 yards of fabric.

    The other stuff was just supplies that I already had and I'm sure many of you have as well.

    Also with the addition of spray gluing the folds to the back of the shade the dowels aren't needed.

  30. Emily says:

    Great job! I have to save this project in my files for the future!

  31. prashant says:

    I love it! I also love the tin treatment on the ceiling. Can you explain how you did that?
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  32. LindsB says:

    I spy tin ceilings!! Are you going to share the rest of the room with us, or just make me beg??

  33. charlotteannette says:

    I love that beauty is in the eye of the beholder poster! where is that from?

  34. MyLittleHappyPlace says:

    Saving this one for the archives, Camila, because I'm not even friends with a sewing machine, yet!
    Great job – looks fantastic!
    BTW – You sure are teasing us with these shots – can we see the entire room, soon? 😉

  35. Mrs. Chic says:

    WOW!! I've seen alot of roman shades via blogs – but love yours the most! I love seeing your husband and you taking on projects as a team!!

    I'm saving this for the a future project!!

  36. Claire Watkins, ASID allied says:

    Brilliant! Completely!

    You just changed the lives of renters everywhere.

  37. Dagny @ Scandinavian Chic says:

    Whaat?? Seriously?? I LOVE it! Definitely have to try it out!

    Btw – I've used a fabric you've blogged about a while back in my latest project (the laundry room).


  38. Jenn says:

    That is great! I love all your projects — so creative! 🙂

  39. Kyl says:

    Awesome tutorial and great looking blinds. But, where did you get that "beauty is in the eye…" print? Seriously in love with that…

  40. Robyn says:

    I'm with Kyl. Where did you get the Beauty is in the eye of the beholder print? I love it!

    Can't wait to make these for my husband's office. We converted our "formal" living room to his office. It's not like we ever used it. Plus, I didn't want the kids playroom to be the first thing you see when you walk into our home.

  41. says:

    I love that this is no-sew- its fantastic! Thanks so much, I'll eb linking.

  42. says:

    I do NOT like sewing, this is perfect!
    great job, great tute!

  43. Rachel says:

    Looks great! Can you please share where you got the "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" print? Thank you!

  44. Kate Collins Interiors says:

    Wow! Absolutely stunning. I love your fabric choice and your entire guest bath. I'm def. going to be trying this project out. Thanks for the tip!

  45. Shara says:

    Love the beauty is in the eye of the beholder print! Can u let me know where you found it?

  46. Mary @ RoomPolish says:

    fab.fab.fabulosa. bookmarking, memorizing, trying for myself. love it!!!

  47. Cassandra says:

    I just saw your shade on Pinterest and I just made a very similar one last week!

  48. Alicia says:

    I know this post is SUPER old, but where did you get that fabric? I need that color brown/ caramel stripe.

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