Posted by Rebecca, September 30th, 2010
A while back, I posted this picture of a failed adventure in natural woven shades with separate you-attach-it-privacy liner. The good news is, I figured out how to properly attach that thing. The bad news is, I hated it once it was up.
I wish I could say this was the first time this had happened. But it was the second. Then there was a third. And a fourth. Add in a bunch of ideas that were canned before we actually purchased them and we’ve gone through about 10 ideas for what the hell to do with the family room windows. Someday, when we find a solution, I will go through all of the ideas and why they didn’t work for me. I won’t do that now just incase I have to backtrack and choose one of the treatments I didn’t like… then eat my words that I described how cheap it looked on my blog.
For now, cue our most recent attempt…meet the Allen + Roth roman shade from Lowe’s in snow white.
The woven shade previously linked it also from the Allen + Roth line. I absolutely love their stuff… our walk in closet and other roman shades were made by them. Plus they carry 72 inch long shades in stock, for around $30 each. I decided to give the white a try (I’ll explain my logic once I figure it out…)
The problem was, the white is too white.
(Tangent: ignore the random mish mash going on with the fireplace. The frames are going to be hung, the vase is experimental, and the fireplace is not yet finished. Work in progress!)
Until we hung this, I had no clue that our trim work wasn’t bright white. The mantel, baseboards and window sill looked dirty compared to the shade. Which I’m actually happy about in the long run, since the creamier tones blend better with most colors.
There are a total of 5 windows in the room, so I’m limited price wise. I’m desperately trying to avoid anything that falls into the ‘custom’ category! Suggestions welcome