DIY Scrap Fabric Window Treatment

TGIF friends!

My poor babe has been sick most of the week so I’m a little stir crazy to say the least. I’m ready to get this weekend started!!! How about you guys?

So today I’m bringing you the most random little DIY ever. An accident in laziness really!


A couple of weeks ago I revealed my office makeover and there are several DIY’s I want to share. As the title implies this project was completely random and seriously born out of my indecision and laziness. So let me explain.

The window in my office had boring old white blinds (like every other window in my house) and I wanted to change them out. I’m so tired of white builder blinds and I wanted something cool but that wouldn’t cost much.

I thought about bamboo shades at first because the wood would really look nice against the white walls. Then I thought I’d try my hand at a DIY fabric roll-up shade. Then I got tired and bored couldn’t decide.

The office was almost finished and I found myself out of money and with no window treatment. What I did have was leftovers from the infamous Ikea dot fabric that I used on my office chair and bulletin board. I know, I know, I went a little crazy but desperate times call for desperate measures!

This is almost comical to explain but I literally took scissors, made a small cut in the fabric about about 2 inches wide and then ripped the pieces apart. The fabric tore easily so I ripped as many as I needed to cover the small window. I had a small tension rod leftover from another project that I think cost about $2 from Walmart. Once I had all the pieces I needed I tied the ends in knots around the tension rod.


I used my spray painted gold scissors that you can read about here :)




The great thing is my office is flooded with light during the day so you hardly even notice the dots. See below!

Modern Coastal Studio Office

Seriously that’s it and I think it looks kinda cool! I guess my laziness paid off!!!

What do you think?

There are more DIY’s from the office and the Home Depot challenge coming up so make sure to subscribe or check back!


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  1. Ok, first of all I LOVE this window treatment. Secondly, how did I miss your office reveal! I just finished my office/craft room and now I want to start over after seeing how lovely yours turned out!! Off to go check out the office in more detail.

  2. Summer, this is so clever! Desperate times definitely worked to your advantage in this case, because you came up with such a fun, creative solution! Thanks for sharing at The Makers! I love, love, LOVE your office by the way!

  3. How fun! I absolutely ADORE your office space! I love being lazy and using leftovers, too – this turned out great! ;) Thanks so much for linking up at Link It or Lump It!

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