Update a Roman Shade with Paint
Happy Weekend Friends! Hope your week has been a good one. I’m super close to finishing the painting of our kitchen cabinets and I’m loving it! I can’t wait to share all the details with you guys. A few weeks ago when we painted our kitchen walls a gorgeous gray I knew I wanted to change the roman shade over our kitchen window. It was a lovely tan, but it just didn’t look great next to our newly gray walls… so what do you do when you are trying to spend as little as possible?
You spray paint it of course!
Here’s the lovely tan we use to have. It was a great color… just was clashing now with the gray walls.
I’m going with a classic glam beachy look in the kitchen with accents in blues and greens, so I decided to spray paint the shade with Krylon’s Ocean Breeze. It’s a beautiful beachy blue.
I used 2 cans of the spray paint to get the coverage I wanted. The key with any spray paint project is multiple light coats. You only need to let it dry for about 10 minutes till you can do the next coat though.
In this photo the cabinets had only been primed… they are all a gorgeous white now… LOVE!
So friends… have a roman shade that you wish was a different color? By all means… Paint Away!
Have a wonderful weekend friends!
THANK YOU !!! for this awesome idea. We just purchased a custom made roman shade, which I loved in the store, but not happy with it once I saw it on the window. You just gave me a great idea, plus the Ocean Breeze is stunning. I only see it in gloss finish though — not satin. Would that work on a small kitchen window shade?
Gloss should work fine, it just might have more shine to it.
Did you spraypaint both sides? Thanks!
Would this work with a bamboo roman shade? It’s lined, so what do I do about that?
This is awesome! I just painted our brown walls grey and have the exact same problem with our tan shades. Do you think I could get them white? That’s the color I’d like to have but I’m not convinced it would work. 🤔
How did you remove your shades? I want to try this but am not sure how to manange all the strings and pulls to remove them from the window!
Such a great idea of turning something very simple blind into an expensive and awesome looking blind. surely I will be trying this on one of my blinds.
Thank you so much. That is such a great idea. I will let you know how I make out. Can’t wait to try.
H Maryann, have roman blinds with a plastic backing. Do you think I could spray paint the back? They don’t look good from the outside at present!
I recently moved into a house with light yellow fabric roman shades. I want to change the color. Would you suggest spray paint instead of fabric paint?
If the spray paint lists fabrics that will work great, but I think that brushing on fabric paint would cover the best, just takes more time.
i was looking for a way to update my Roman shades This is perfect! My only question is my shades are red, what do you suggest I do if I want a lighter color or more neutral color?
Paint white first to block out the red ?
What a great idea!!! Womdering anout the back though. Is there a lining? If not…..or if so what happenes to the back of the fabric?
Hi Maryann what type and make if spray paint did you use was fabric paint? Thank you for your reply nice colour blind
Hi Ailse! I used Krylon spray paint which can be used on fabric.
You are so clever! I love the effect of the paint!
Thanks Malia… gotta love spray paint!
I swear we have these exact roman shades. I have been searching for white ones, but I am 99% sure I’m going to try this route now. Genius!!
Great! Give it a try Sarah!
Clever idea! I love that blue color too! Can’t wait to see your new kitchen!
Thanks Heather… I love that color too.
Hi Maryann, The previous owners of our new home had custom roman blinds made for two windows in the kitchen. They are the wrong color for my décor so I was trying to figure out how to make them work. Thanks for sharing this.. …you just saved me a pile of money!
Oh good Sherry!
Genius!! I have covered 3 of mine in a printed fabric to update them but never would have thought to spray paint them! I’m assuming you used a flat paint? Love the new color 🙂
Erica ~ I’m pretty sure it’s a Satin finish. That color only comes in one sheen.