window redo. 30 minutes. love.

If you know me, you know I love curtains. Seriously, obsessed. But, sometimes a window doesn’t need a curtain and then I’m left with a problem.

I was a little over the moon this past weekend when I had an {aha!} moment. I found the easiest {no joke. just wait.} and most inexpensive window redo yet. And, the best part? I finished this lil’ project in just under 30 minutes. How do I know you ask? Well, I finished it while the lil’ lady was napping and the boys finished one {that’s right, just one} television show. Now I walk by the art space in the playroom and just smile. That’s the best.

Here’s the scoop. Our playroom has this little art nook that has two small windows. I love the light that comes in and the way the windows define the space. However, they looked sad and out of place. I was originally going to put a roman shade on each, but was worried that it would make the space feel too dark.

Window Coverings Before

Last week my {aha!} moment happened and I found a solution. I used jute webbing to wrap the existing blind and give it a more finished look. {I am sure you are going to think I now have an obsession with jute webbing, but I am really just a fan of using whatever is already in my house… I tend to buy random craft things, tuck them away and then go shopping in my little ‘craft store’ upstairs.}


Final product? Amazing. A quick window redo. Love it.


ribbon or jute webbing
glue gun

1-DSC_0506 Take the blind covers off the clips.
{they should easily snap off}

1-DSC_0516 Cut the ribbon to the correct size.
Wrap it around the sides and front as a measuring guideline and cut.
{if you’re not a jute webbing type, try a different type of material, upholstery fabric or ribbon}
{make sure it’s approximately 3″ wide or larger}

1-DSC_0525 Glue all sides with your hot glue gun.
lay your blind cover face down on the wrong side of fabric and mark with a sharpie where to fold the edges for the sides
start with one side and slowly make your way to the opposite end with your hot glue
leave more fabric at the bottom to make the white blind cover less visible

1-DSC_0528 You’re done in less than 30 minutes.



Don’t you think windows look just a lil’ bit cuter with a little fabric addition? I hope you take 30 minutes out of your day and try something like this in your own home.  Good luck!

try. enjoy. share.

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4 Responses to window redo. 30 minutes. love.

  1. Misty October 17, 2013 at 8:35 am #

    Love that you went to the infamous “store” and found a quick fix! Looks great!

  2. Whitney October 17, 2013 at 2:53 pm #

    So cute Jess!

  3. emily October 17, 2013 at 4:57 pm #

    I’m loving this! What a great idea 🙂

  4. trisha October 20, 2013 at 10:46 am #

    Absolutely love it! Have to find something like it for a boy’s bedroom…

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