DIY Bamboo Blinds Out of Outdoor Fencing

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2 Hours
I'm in the process of finishing our master bedroom. One of the few things that I needed to finish the bedroom was bamboo shades to cover our ugly roller shades. I knew that I didn't need to be able to raiser or lower them because I had the roller shades, but I needed something to add more depth/layers. I stumbled on to bamboo fencing in the outdoor section of Home Depot and came up with making my own. It totally worked and I am in love with the outcome!
You can find tons more pictures and details on my blog!
DIY Bamboo blinds out of outdoor fencing.
Gather your supplies. You will need the fencing ($10), an old curtain rod, scrap fabric, scissors and a glue gun.
Measure your window (I wanted an outside mount) & cut the fencing. Glue your fabric around your curtain rod. Place the curtain rod on the fencing & fold the fencing over the curtain rod (making some hang over ). Glue underneath.
Using wire from the bamboo shades (were you cut), start making the folds and using the wire to keep it uniform.
Complete the first window and then start on the second, making sure to keep the folds the same so that it looks like one big bamboo shade.
Layer your curtains over the faux bamboo shades and enjoy.
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  • Skeet Houser Skeet Houser on Nov 11, 2018

    What is the fabric for?

  • Linda Munoz Linda Munoz on Nov 20, 2018

    I have a built in ceiling to floor cabinet in my bathroom that is black shiny with gold veins going thru its formica can it be painted or should I change the doors

  • Laura Laura on Jan 24, 2021

    Sorry, love project but I need that light! Where did you get the light? Lol

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  • Ma_pa_jackrabbit Ma_pa_jackrabbit on Oct 18, 2018

    They sell these already made in different widths and lengths in stores like Walmart for cheap and no mess or muss. The ones already made for your window are a little thicker and I prefer, are a little bit more expensive but not much.

  • Judy Judy on Feb 05, 2021

    I would like to find out about the ceiling light in your after picture?