Monday, April 4, 2011

PROJECT SIDELIGHT



THIS PROJECT CAME ABOUT AS I
WANTED A LITTLE PRIVACY. OUR NEW
FRONT DOOR HAS CLEAR GLASS SIDE LIGHTS.
I DIDNT LIKE THE IDEA OF PEOPLE BEING
ABLE TO LOOK IN.
HERE IS A PICTURE OF THE DOOR
BEFORE...


SO WHAT I DID WAS PURCHASE THIS BAMBOO
ROMAN SHADE FROM LOWES WHICH WAS
ON CLEARANCE FOR
$6


when i was visiting my family in upstate
NY this week i had my brother cut the
roman shade down to the size i needed.
he did this with a circular saw


i taped the shade all the way around
where i had him cut it so it wouldnt
fray or chip the bamboo and i went over
the cut end with a lighter to prevent
fraying as well.

i used velcro to attach it to the door
and tada...

AFTER....





NOT BAD FOR $6
THEY LOOK LIKE THEY WERE MADE
FOR THE DOOR.
THEY ALLOW LIGHT IN AND GIVE ME
THE PRIVACY I WANTED...


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15 comments:

  1. Great job! I don't like it when people can see in my front door windows either!! :)

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  2. Your door is gorgeous! I love the wood. We have windows on either side of our door also. I've contemplated whether or not to cover them. I like what you did!
    Jen
    Scissors & Spatulas

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  3. Number 1 - I LOVE your door! Number 2 - Those look awesome!! I love how natural and warm the front door is!

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  4. Very clever, Lauren! And for only $6! Looks great!

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  5. Beautiful door! I really like the shades.

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  6. Great idea! I never thought about cutting them down! Clever girl!

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  7. Oh my what a wonderful thrifty idea. I would never thought of that. You have a very creative mind. ~~Sherry~~

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  8. You did a really great job! Thank you sharing it with Masterpiece Monday. Have a great week, Mary :O)

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  9. I'd like to forward this to my dil. She has a similar door and she might like this fix for it.

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  10. love this, you just cut them? that is cool. thank for sharing this at my party!

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  11. Great idea. I will have to do that for my mom. She has the exact same side windows covered with some ugly shades b/c she didn't know what else to do. I love your rug too!

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  12. What a great solution for a tough spot. Thanks so much to linking up to Beyond The Picket Fence.

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  13. That's a great solution and you can't beat $6!!

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  14. Perfect solution they look great and price is just ridiculous love it!

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  15. That is great! Can't do better for more or less money! Fantastic!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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