Hi All! I’m Whitney and I am thrilled to be a guest here at Happy Hour Projects! You can find me over at The Cerniks, my little piece of the web in which I share the joys (and trials) of a new marriage and (literally) making a house, then making it a home.
Us Cerniks have had a whirlwind year! Last spring we were married and graduated in the same week! My husband began his year long residency (i.e. endless hours at the hospital) this summer. We thought we ought to throw one more thing on our plate, so we bought three acres and began building our first home in September. We share everything from step by step construction of our home, recipes, day by day life, outfits, home decor, DIY tutorials….you name it!
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a mortgage….and a budget? As newlyweds, we need a lot of furniture to fill up our new house! Welcome DIY! To save money for important pieces, I have become a DIY obsessed decorator (and absolutely hooked on DIY blogs)!
We had a NAKED window in our mudroom/laundry room. The window needed jazzed up a bit and I adore Roman shades…just not the price! So, I searched the DIY mothership….Pinterest! I can’t sew. There, I admit it. This problem eliminated the majority of tutorials! Then I found this NO SEW faux Roman shade tutorial. Perfect. We really didn’t need a functioning shade, the best part of 3 acres is that no one is looking in!
- 3 tension rods (mine were under $2 from Walmart)
- fabric glue
- fabric you LOVE