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Window treatments

Explore 33 projects, 24 articles, 5 galleries, 10 videos, and more

Roller Shade with Twisted-Cord Tassel Pull

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Window Shade Leather Border How-To

Steps:10
Materials
  • Piece of lambskin measuring at least 3 square feet (bring your pattern to the leather store to ensure the piece is large enough)
  • Double-stick tape
  • Leather adhesive
  • One-inch brush for the leather adhesive
  • Bone folder
  • Thread in a contrasting color for topstitching (we used light gray)
  • Fabric scissors
  • Ballpoint pen
  • Straightedge
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Simple Cafe Curtains

Steps:2
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Stenciled Floral Curtains and Pillow

Steps:13
Give your home a modern boost by stenciling pillows with stylish patterns.
Materials
  • 2 copies of the star-shaped template
  • 2 copies of the bell flower template
  • 4 sheets of 8 1/2-by-11-inch waterproof paper
  • Cutting mat
  • Drafting tape
  • Craft knife
  • 4 sheets of 11-by-17-inch vellum, printed with full curtain template
  • Transparent tape
  • 2 curtain panels
  • Straight pins
  • Small sheet of glass (palette)
  • Palette knife
  • 5 to 7 ounces water-based permanent textile paint in yellow, red, dark green, light green, and white, by Jacquard, dharmatrading.com
  • Natural sea sponges
  • Double-sided tape
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Stenciled Roller Shade

Steps:6
Vines traced from an Early American stencil wind down a pale-gray roller shade in four columns that mirror one another.
Materials
  • Roller shade
  • Vine stencil
  • Ruler
  • Drafting tape
  • Pencil
  • Small sheet of glass (palette)
  • Palette knife
  • 5 to 7 ounces acrylic paint in white
  • Natural sea sponge
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