Saturday, July 14, 2012

Something I saw on pinterest; the series.

I've been planning on doing this for a while now, a series of reviews of the awesome projects that I've pinned and tried on pinterest.  I want to start by saying two things... 

1. If you are not on pinterest, go NOW! (well AFTER you read this of course). Pinterest is the greatest thing since Martha Stewart for people who craft, bake, cook, or ANY Martha related interest.

2. My goal in this series is to NOT be mean to another crafter. People who create are my people and in the words of one of the funniest females EVER, Whoopi Goldberg; 'if you can't be witty, don't be sh@#%^'. Pinterest has so many awesome ideas, I just wanted to share my thoughts and let you know if it is worth your time and money.

This project has been all over pinterest and blogged by many people, so I have no clue who to source as the original. The cost is very cheap. Just 2 yards of fabric and a cheap $7 roller blind (with about $4 worth of hardware). 

Very simple instructions; just hot glue your fabric to the roller blind, like wrapping a present. 

The amount of time was good too. Me and my husband did this during one 30 minute episode of Parks and Rec. God bless Ron Swanson!

So out of a 5 'pin' rating. I give this 2 and a 1/2 pins. Very cheap and easy to do, not much skill required. The only issue we had is that the blind does not roll up so well. This window had been a HUGE pain in our neck, funneling sunlight into the home like a laser beam. We are very happy with the outcome but we do wish it rolled up easier. This might be an error on our part or a flaw in the blind itself...either way it is a great idea to add something unique and one of a kind for little money. 

Thanks for reading!