Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Voila! Repurposed Vintage Grain Sacks... Tutorial Coming Soon!

Grain sacks no more! Check out the window shade I made with those vintage grain sacks from my last post!  Isn't it gorgeous?  I didn't entirely go for the formal Roman shade look as planned, but I think this simple tiered balloon shade is just dreamy!
The best part?  It was SO EASY!

Again, here is a look at those $6 vintage grain sacks before I worked my magic...
 It took me about an hour this evening to put it together.  I took pictures along the way so I can write up a good tutorial on how to make one. 
 Thank you to everyone that posted a comment leading me to some other DIY roman shade instructions.  It actually inspired me to create my own SUPER easy DIY shade, I can't wait to share!
 Can you guess what my secret is for holding up those tiers? It might be something you have at home already if you have a stocked sewing kit!
So what do you think? 
I love the little ticking stripes down the center and sides along with the text.
I hope to have the tutorial posted by the weekend. 
On a related note- I am trying to improve my tutorial writing skills. I am aware sometimes I don't write enough information about each step.  So I hope this one is better! I took a lot more pictures than in the past and I will do my best explaining all the steps. 
I will also include better pictures of the Guest Room with both finished window shades!  A Head Over Heels post is coming up too! Get excited!


  1. Carla Marie! They turned out great! They are of a kind times two. Very special indeed! *Lynne*

  2. I love this! What a great idea Carla!

  3. They look great, Carla Marie! Such a creative genius you are. Happy Almost 200!!!!!

  4. Thanks guys! I know, almost to 200, we have been so close for 2 weeks now! I keep checking and hoping but nothing yet :( I will definitely celebrate the milestone if we make it!

  5. Those are sooo cute! What a great idea! Love your blog!


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