Sunday, November 7, 2010

Bringing the outdoors in for the Winter

Here is what I've been working on for my sister.
She has those ugly plastic blinds that get dusty and
broken (especially when dogs chew on them).
She was looking for a unique inexpensive way to
decorate her windows without covering them up with big curtains
the dogs would chew up and get dirty.

What do ya do?

Roller Shades

The old roller shades used to be actually made out of fabric.
Now they are plastic for the most part.
I sprayed them with a fixative to hold the paint a bit
You should spray them when you are done
as well. You can use the fixative instead of
a varnish if you want.
A varnish has a shine which
I didn't want on this project.

Now she can look at her window and
enjoy the flowers all year long!