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Roller Shade with Banding

Source: Martha Stewart Living Television


Banding usually edges lampshades, lamp bases, table edges, and door moldings, and is available at lamp-supply stores. Martha uses two styles of brass banding, complete with brass screws, to dress up her library windows.



  • Roller shade

  • Tape measure

  • Banding

  • Awl

  • Hammer

  • Liquid Nails adhesive

  • Clamps

  • 5/8-inch screws


  1. Measure the width of the roller shade, and cut banding to length.

  2. Find the center of the banding, and use an awl and hammer to make a hole. Make more holes on banding about every 9 inches.

  3. Line the banding up to the bottom edge of the roller shade. Using an awl and hammer, make starter holes in the wood of the shade through the holes just made in the banding.

  4. Apply Liquid Nails to the back of the banding; attach to the bottom of the roller shade. Use clamps to help the adhesive bond. Screw 5/8-inch screws into each hole to mount banding.

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