Happy Monday Friends! I’m SO excited it’s All About Burlap Time.! If you’ve been around my blog much you know I adore burlap… luv it! Today I’m sharing the burlap roller shades that I added to our kitchen nook.
I’m still on a mission to remove all the ugly, cheap mini blinds from our home (and I’m SO close)!
I love the warm and texture that burlap brings to a space, so I figured, why not try in in the kitchen nook!
Burlap (add 4” to the height and width of your shade for wrap around)
Ribbon (for the decorative trim)
Iron On Stitchery
Ok – this first part can be messy & stinky, so if you’ve got an outdoor table to work on I’d recommend it. You need to unroll your shade and spray the surface with the adhesive spray. Give it a minute to get extra tacky and then take your piece of burlap (that you’ve ironed and trimmed to just a few inches bigger than your roller shade) and very carefully place it on top of the sticky roller shade. This is much easier with 2 people ~ I recruited one of the kiddos.
Then starting in the center smooth out towards the edges. This helps the burlap stick & gives you a nice smooth surface too.
Once it’s dried (doesn’t take long) you want to flip it over so that you can hot glue the extra on the sides to the back.
I found that wax paper was a great help so that you don’t burn yourself while pressing the burlap down.
Once finished flip it back over to add the ribbon trim.
I used a yard stick for the spacing.
Then take your iron and Iron On Stitchery to adhere the ribbon to the burlap (follow the direction on the stitchery for the proper heating temps).
Here they are all hung. I honestly have no clue how easy these would roll up and down… we never open these windows.
I added some plaid fabric I had on hand to cover up the top of the roller shades.
A fun update & bye-bye ugly mini blinds!!!
If you adore burlap too ~ check out the other burlap projects I’ve done!
Don’t forget to visit all the awesome ladies participating in the All About Burlap Blog Hop!
Tomorrow morning Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage is sharing her adorable burlap leaves!
Later on Tuesday we have French Country Cottage
Wed. Aug. 21
Thurs., Aug. 22
And then Friday we get to party with you guys! That’s right, get those burlap projects ready because on Friday you get to link those goodies up ~ Can’t wait to see them!
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