roman shade: finished!

do you ever feel paralyzed when it comes to decorating decisions? i do. sometimes i just can't bring myself to spend the money it would take to decorate a space. sometimes i don't have the time, so a bathroom window goes without covering for months. :)

but progress has been made! here's the final result of that bathroom window decision:

a combination of menards cut-to-fit white blinds and a homemade roman shade! i love it. i used darby's tutorial to make the shade. [her blog is amazing. she loves Jesus, her husband, her kids, sewing, baking, and photography. she's an inspiration.] my shade is not perfect. if you look closely (or maybe not even that closely!) you'll see flaws. but i'm still learning, and i'm happy with it.

the fabric is from calico corners. they have beautiful, quality fabric and great prices. i ordered it back in february, sewed the shade right away, and then it sat for a month while i pondered how the make the folds. then, i brought my sewing machine and the shade over to my mom, the pro, and she helped me figure out the folds and the last few steps. then, it sat for another month before i got the itch to mount it one night! man, i'm slow. beth and i painted this bathroom last june! [having the blog helps me keep track of these thingsβ€”i can know exactly how long it has been. eek.]

like darby, i mounted the shade higher than the window. it is purely decorative (it doesn't go up or down), so i hung it high to make it seem like the window was bigger than it actually is. this requires blackout lining on the back, but i think it really does make the room seem bigger!

i have art to hang in there and a shelf to install, and then this bathroom will be complete. wahoo!