DIY, window treatments

DIY: No Sew Faux Roman Shade

  1. Tiffany

    June 22nd, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    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

    June 22nd, 2010 at 4:21 pm

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

  3. Vanessa@decor happy

    June 22nd, 2010 at 4:23 pm

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

  4. The mad woman behind the blog

    June 22nd, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    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

    June 22nd, 2010 at 4:34 pm

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

  6. Kiki

    June 22nd, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    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

    June 22nd, 2010 at 4:42 pm

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

  8. cassie @ hi sugarplum!

    June 22nd, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Looks great! And I love your tin ceiling!

  9. Hello Lover...

    June 22nd, 2010 at 5:11 pm

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

  10. The Brick Cottage

    June 22nd, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    Fabulous! It looks so polished and chic.

  11. Leah

    June 22nd, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    Love these! They are gorgeous!

  12. Kristen @

    June 22nd, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    looks great!!

  13. liz @ bon temps beignet

    June 22nd, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    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

    June 22nd, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    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

    June 22nd, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Great idea!

  16. Averill

    June 22nd, 2010 at 8:18 pm

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

  17. Helena - A Diary of Lovely

    June 22nd, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Camila you are a DIY Goddess!!!

  18. Kelly Green

    June 22nd, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    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

    June 22nd, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    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

    June 22nd, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    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

    June 22nd, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    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

    June 22nd, 2010 at 10:40 pm

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

  23. Preppy Little Dress

    June 22nd, 2010 at 11:19 pm

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


  24. Fran

    June 22nd, 2010 at 11:39 pm

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

  25. High-Heeled Foot in the door

    June 23rd, 2010 at 12:09 am

    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

    June 23rd, 2010 at 12:09 am

    guess what is next on the project listnow!!whooo

  27. Christine

    June 23rd, 2010 at 1:20 am

    Awesome job girl! They look great.

  28. Michelle

    June 23rd, 2010 at 1:21 am

    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

    June 23rd, 2010 at 1:50 am

    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

    June 23rd, 2010 at 2:47 am

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

  31. prashant

    June 23rd, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    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

    June 23rd, 2010 at 1:28 pm

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

  33. charlotteannette

    June 23rd, 2010 at 1:40 pm

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

  34. MyLittleHappyPlace

    June 23rd, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    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

    June 23rd, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    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

    June 23rd, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Brilliant! Completely!

    You just changed the lives of renters everywhere.

  37. Dagny @ Scandinavian Chic

    June 23rd, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    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

    June 24th, 2010 at 12:16 am

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

  39. Kyl

    June 26th, 2010 at 2:26 am

    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

    June 29th, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    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.


    July 2nd, 2010 at 8:57 pm

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


    July 6th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

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

  43. Rachel

    July 7th, 2010 at 12:13 am

    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

    July 30th, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    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

    July 30th, 2010 at 8:12 pm

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

  46. Mary @ RoomPolish

    September 9th, 2010 at 12:17 am

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

  47. Cassandra

    January 12th, 2012 at 12:14 am

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

  48. Alicia

    October 5th, 2017 at 10:15 am

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

  49. effortless

    October 10th, 2017 at 10:27 am

    I believe it was Waverly. Sorry I don’t have more information on it.

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