Awhile back I won a giveaway over on SAS Interiors from Jenna. I won $150 credit to Payless Decor towards Tibet Bamboo Roman Shades. When I submitted my entry for the giveaway I sent in a picture of my living room as needing the new blinds. But when it came down to it and time to order my blinds from Payless Decor I decided to get some blinds for the bedroom. The curtains I had in there to black out the light were extremely heavy and had been hanging for about 5 years, so it was time for a change.
Here is what the windows looked like before the switcheroo! These were so heavy that I never bothered with pulling back the curtain unless I was going to be in there a lot.
Luckily my brother was visiting and was able to help Alan with the uninstall then install of the new shades! Someone has to keep an eye on Miss Adeline, so hard for both of us to work on something together. Please ignore my ugly ugly windows! We need new windows for the whole house, but unless someone wants to give me some serious moola, that ain't happening any time soon! I also realized when I took down the curtains that the window frames need some serious TLC with a coat of fresh paint. Hopefully I can get to this soon!
Adeline decided she would help by taking mommy and daddy's clothes out of the dresser!
Once we had all the blinds installed I thought it looked so beautiful! It was a big change for me and I like the look. I haven't decided yet if I want to get some sort of curtains for the windows as well. Here they are partially open.
Here they are completely closed.
When I ordered my shades I opted for the blackout liner. That was very important to me since hubby and I both like to sleep in when Adeline lets us! Alan also needs it to be dark to sleep well. So these blinds met that need and exceeded it! I was so happy to see how dark these black out shades get the room. My only issue is that when light is coming through the blinds you can see the holes for the cord through the shades. But really, that is what you have to expect.
Other than that I am very happy with these blinds. They were very easy to install and did not take long at all. I plan on ordering some for my daughters room as well. I did the DIY Roman Shades for her room, but didn't use a blackout liner, and they've been up for 2 yrs so time for a change! I will probably get her a lighter color bamboo since her room is so vibrant.
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