How To Customize Standard Shades
Your basic bamboo or woven shade. Under $30 thank you very much. My kind of shade. And I like the texture and colors. I had seen this picture in a Lonny Mag article way back when and saved it so I could
steal copy use it as inspiration-
And that’s what I did straight up. I took the length of the shade and multiplied it by four (then divided it by three. Duh I guess but worth mentioning) to know how many yards of brown velvet ribbon I needed.
I got a ribbon that is 2″ wide because anything thinner I thought would get swallowed up by the shade. The nice thing about these shades is the thread gives you a straight line to lay the ribbon right on top of. No centering or measuring required. Hallelujah cause I’ve done that a billion times over on other projects. I’ll take a free-be.
Then you just hot glue in place ( I told ya a hot glue gun is gonna be one of your new best friends)
So I find that for an additional 12 bucks you have shades that look a bit more expensive and custom. I used brown velvet because I didn’t want too much a contrast, just added texture and luxury. But there was a super cool snake print faux leather one I almost came home with. Maybe for another day.
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