This week on the blog it’s all about bargain-hunting. Today, I want to show you how to make your own bargain by customising a cheap blind.
Quality curtains and blinds are expensive, there’s no getting away from it, unless you’re able to make you’re own. I’m still not able to admit to anyone how much I paid for my own bedroom curtains! So, I want to show you an alternative, that won’t break the bank. The best bit? All you need is a cheap blind and your favourite fabric – the possibilities are endless. Anyone can do this; no sewing necessary, so no excuses.
I have lived in our flat for three years and I have not, until now, been able to find a blind for our kitchen. I have only been able to find plain roller blinds or very generic patterned ones. I decided to buy a plain white £6 Ikea blind in the interim and then realised that I could personalise it, without needing to spend a lot of money.
I saw a tutorial on the Liberty Craft Blog and fell in love with Cranston Liberty print that is part of the new Stile collection. I bought some and decided to attach it to my cheap Ikea blind. Here’s how I did it…
You will need:
– A very lightweight cotton fabric (if it’s too heavy or rigid the blind won’t roll smoothly). It must be pressed. You will need enough fabric to cover the width and length of your blind with 10cm allowance all the way around.
– Roller blind
– Fabric scissors
– Spray glue. I used Display Mount spray glue.
– Old sheet
I now have a customised blind for about £20. Bargain!