A Little Window Dressing

DIY Vinyl Roller Shades by Brave New HomeReady for another triangle vinyl decal project?  I’ve decorated walls with them, a jewelery box and this time I’m putting vinyl on vinyl.

I genuinely dig this whole triangle trend.  They’re graphic, fun, and yeah, I guess trendy.  No shame in jumping on a decorating trend if it really speaks to you and fits within your design aesthetic.  I still don’t plan on doing a mason jar craft in the foreseeable future…master bedroom windowWe have this little window area in our master bedroom and I knew I just had to do something fun with it.  These tiny little quirky spaces are my absolute favorite to decorate.  Plus, it was the only window in the house that didn’t already come with any dressing so I had to clothe my little nekkid friend.supplies for vinyl rolling shadeI wanted to do something on the cheap and something streamlined so I went over to Home Depot and asked what was the deal on those roller shades.  I got one custom cut to the size of my window (free and takes two minutes!), a mounting device and a clear grip (which I didn’t end up using).  All in all, the project was about ten bucks.applying vinyl decals to vinyl rolling shadeI added my black vinyl decals from Cozy Wall Art in a somewhat organic pattern.  I drilled my metal wall mounts into the wall (this is considered an inside mount) and popped my vinyl roller in.restyled window with vinyl shadeI also added a little shelf I got from Ikea (where else?) that I’ve been holding on for a while now.  I originally bought it to create a little art shelf in my son’s  room but we moved before I had a chance to set it up.  The wood and brackets came out to less than $5, pretty amazing!potted cactus and coralThis little corner of our room is in our love and relationships bagua (I keep feng shui in mind when decorating) so I added in a little trinket that holds meaning to us.  This little piece of coral we picked up when we visited White Island off the coast of Camiguin in the Philippines.

When we see that, we think this:White Island PhilipinnesThe trip was a sort of babymoon for us since we never got around to a honeymoon.  White Island is only accessible at certain times of day since the waters swallow it up on a daily basis.

I also added a potted cactus as this window is usually opened and gets a lot of sun.  I haven’t tried taking care of a cactus before so this will be an interesting experiment for me.  The pressure is on!  Killing something in your love and relationships corner can’t be good for your marriage : Pcacti and coral on shelfI only had to cut an inch or so off the shelf to get it to fit perfectly.  Having just a handful of power tools on hand and easily accessibly helps goes so far in achieving a customized look.  shelf with vinyl rolling shade collageI bought a light filtering vinyl roller but if I were to do it again I would have splurged (the extra two bucks, I know, I’m astonished by my own cheapness…) to get block-out vinyl shades.restyled window with triangle vinyl shadeAnd I’m still considering creating a simple cornice to hide the roller and give the window dresser a cleaner look overall.  We shall see!

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24 Comments

  1. Christine@DecorumDIYer August 25, 2014

    Love, love, love it! I, too, practice a bit of bagua magic when putting a room together. Funny, my coin art in the master bedroom’s wealth and prosperity corner hasn’t really paid off yet? You are swimming along with your beautiful new home. I enjoy seeing your simple, yet impactful, updates.

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    • Jennifer August 28, 2014

      Hehe, one of these days! Thanks for the encouragement and following along, Christine. Always appreciate your thoughtful feedback.

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  2. the cape on the corner August 26, 2014

    great little corner, and gorgeous travel photo! we have coral and rocks from our travels, too. we seem to find heart shaped rocks without even trying, so that has become our thing to look for now.
    b

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    • Jennifer August 28, 2014

      Thanks! Just today I just posted a photo of a heart shaped rock I found!

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  3. I love this! It’s simple but bold! I know, I am that cheap too! Urgh! LOL

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  4. Lora@craftivitydesigns August 27, 2014

    So simple and inexpensive! Love it!

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  5. Kayla @ Home Coming August 28, 2014

    I absolutely LOVE this! Such a smart idea and it turned out amazingly.

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  6. Amy @ Homey Oh My! August 28, 2014

    Such a pretty design! Reminds me of your essential oils box ;)

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  7. I especially like the shot with your little baby making a cameo. Keeping it real! Thanks for linking up to the link it or lump it link party!

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  10. Amy W August 31, 2014

    Oh my, I love how this turned out! Just featured it this morning at our link party. Stop by and grab a feature button!

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    • Jennifer August 31, 2014

      Woohoo! Thanks so much, Amy : ]

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  12. polly plum September 2, 2014

    1. Where did you get/How did you make the triangle vinyl decals?I really like the window shade! wondering if I can hang one in my daughter’s dorm…I don’t remember the rules about hanging things(Of course, we read the ENTIRE dorm handbook, just as we were supposed to , but I must have blocked that part out of my memory.I wonder if I can hang it over the window without drilling, or maybe make it as a tapestry to dress up the room if I can figure out a way to hang it on a wall without drilling…-using it purely for decoration, not as a window shade…I’ll figure it out next time I visit her.

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    • Jennifer September 5, 2014

      I got the decals from Cozy Wall Art (http://cozywallart.com/). If I had to bet, I’d say your daughter probably isn’t allowed to drill into her walls but these seriously take just one screw on each side—so easy to patch up! Good luck on decorating her dorm room. It can be a challenge to make those rooms feel cozy and homey if they’re anything like the dorm rooms I had!

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  13. Stacy September 2, 2014

    Now why didn’t I think of that?!?!? Very cool project! Thanks for sharing.

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    • Jennifer September 5, 2014

      Thanks, Stacy!

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  14. Meredith September 11, 2014

    Thanks so much for this! I’ve been in my house for going on 10 months now, so I think it’s time to put something on my kitchen windows :). Such a clean look! did you ever decide to make any sort of cornice to hide the roller? It looks great without, but I’m just curious how it would look.

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    • Jennifer September 22, 2014

      Thanks, Meredith! I still have it in the back of my mind to do but it’s one of those things that doesn’t bother me too much (I tend to move on to other projects a little too quickly sometimes…). If I do, I know I want to go with something white. Good luck with those kitchen windows!

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