Tuesday, March 2, 2010

I Never Thought...

I would like a roller shade....but leave it to Anne Turner Carroll to change my mind. A client/friend brought this project to my attention and I must admit it looks good....
Stencils applied to an inexpensive shade can be a quick fix to ugly shades, I would try to cover the top though but I like where this is going.
Especially in a children's room or another casual area. Southern Living used stencils from Sunny's Paint, here a couple more I liked from there...
What do you think?

Images Southern Living, Sunny's Goodtime Paint

31 comments:

Melissa said...

I really like the monogram one!

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

When I first saw these I thought the same thing. I hate roller shades b/c they always seem to get stuck. But these actually look nice, and could be paired with a valence or shade topper and be just the ticket to provide black out when needed.

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Love it!!! Especially for the fun and casual spaces of your home!

Building the Nest said...

Very neat! I like the first one

Erica Cook said...

Love this idea and love your blog! So glad I came across it yesterday. xo

Southern Aspirations said...

I agree! I loved that feature!!

Catching up on my blog reading and saw your post on your family. So thankful for you that they are all ok.

Hugs,
Emmie

Staley Mc said...

I saw these in Southern Living and loved them! I really love the one with the monogram!

Katie Lynn said...

I'm in love with the idea of these ... Like you, I would definitely want to find a way to cover the top, but this seems like a cheap-chic way to liven up a space. Very noncommittal and easy to clean or replace for someone who has two high-energy dogs like we do! Maybe we could get Young House Love to do a how-to ...

Melissa @ Veranda Interiors said...

I would totally do these in a child's room or play room...or a craft area, so fun! I do agree though, a valance whether it is fabric or wood would finish it off on top.

Bailey @ peppermintbliss said...

I love the blogosphere for exposing us to ideas that people can use to freshen up their space under any circumstances (rental) for any budget (not a lot).
So I am down with this.

Dayka (Life +Style) said...

love the monogrammed one!

Developing Designs said...

What a fabulous DIY idea to add some pizazz to a space. I can see this working great in a kids' room where you could do something really fun. I agree, this concept would even take it to the next level with a fabulous cornice/valance. Love the monogram idea.

Donna said...

very cute and inexpensive idea!!!

keely @ luxe + lillies said...

These are so cute! The monogrammed one is great, and would be so easy to do!

Averill said...

I totally agree: a pelmet would be a great addition to really make these look high end.

Verandah House said...

I agree, but how great does the monogram one look.

Molly Jean said...

gorgeous! plus so so so affordable!

Pink to Green said...

I love this idea and the endless possibilities!

Amy E. Strodl said...

Oh baby! I am all over this project. How cute!

Chic Coles said...

That looks amazing! I want to try this!

Jesse said...

I saw that feature and am going to try it!

Emily A. Clark said...

Oooh, I'm really liking that first one (it might also have something to do w/ that red-painted trim). Great project; I may have to file this one for a kids' room.

Laura Trevey said...

I LOVE this!!

Great post... the monograms are very chic!

Design A-Peele said...

I love this idea. I am definitely going to look into this for my kitchen window. Soo glad your family is all safe!

Rachel said...

I saw this in Southern Living too! Very cute and easy idea! I love Anne Turner Carroll - she comes up with such cool things.
But I thought the same thing about a valance to cover up the roller part.

Marija said...

I like it - particularly the monogram. And I wouldn't feel guilty if I got tired of it and wanted to change it out. Marija

Katie said...

The monogram one would be cute in a bedroom! Wonder if they would fade??

Ann Marie said...

Such a great idea!!! I love this post.

my favorite and my best said...

i saw that too and was smitten. esp. the monogram. such a great cheap idea. gonna use it somewhere.

LiveLikeYou said...

Yet another proof that creativity means more than money when it comes to beautiful design!!

Nikki said...

I think these could really work in the right room.