Roman Shade in the Kitchen

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

As I mentioned on Friday on our 'To-Do' list is updating our kitchen and making the entire room feel light, brighter cleaner etc. The plan for our kitchen is to take on many mini projects that will add up over time. One project ( or want ) I’ve been wanting for our kitchen for quite some time is a pretty roman shade in to fill the dull void between the two cabinets. Currently we have basic white faux-wood blinds which will stay, it’s all about prettying up the space. I’ve collected some pretty pictures with my vision of what will be very soon. Since we the plan on painting our cabinets white very soon! I know I’ve said these exact words in the past, but I mean it this time. I’m over the dark cabinets, very over. I went back and forth between solid roman shades, woven roman shades, and pattern. I'm really drawn to pattern roman shades because they add such a pretty layer of color into a room. Here’s the round-up of pretty roman shades!

{ via Decorpad }

{ via Atmosphereid }

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 I just need a pretty stationary shade since I’m keeping the basic faux-wood blinds for added privacy at nighttime. So I decided to make a faux roman shade. Here’s a reminder of how kitchen currently looks (kind-of) we have removed the left side cabinet doors and had the middle cut out, we are replacing the panels with glass inserts. They’ll go back on after we start painting. Be nice! I know the 1980’s white and brown grout is hard to look at (we ripping that out) In my mind I can see a really pretty space, dream with me OK!  I do like the layout our small kitchen and know that painting it white + new back splash + new counters + new sink + a million and one other changes will all make a huge difference and make the roman shade look great in the space.

Since our dining room and kitchen share the space and I LOVE the drapes I recently sewed for the dining room, I decided to go the ‘matchy matchy’ route and use the same fabric. I purchased two more yards at 5.99 per yard and I used my 20% off coupon. Don’t you just love coupons! I was a little concerned about using the same fabric because the print is very large, but if I don’t like it after it’s hung and the cabinets have been painted white I only spent $ 9.59 so I’m not going to be supper upset. Here’s what I have thus far, the fabric had been cut and sew and the roman pleats widths are be tweaked. 

The roman shade will be hung very soon and I’ll share the how-to and before roman shade entered our kitchen and after! Of course the real after won't come for awhile, but adding up the many mini projects really make me happy and its easier on my eyes! 

Is there a mini project you want to complete in your kitchen? Or do you have many mini projects you want to get done?



  1. I wish I could sew like you! You have so many cute things that you have sewed. =)

  2. We have to add more cabinets to our kitchen. I would love to add open kitchen shelves.

    ~Mrs. Delightful

  3. I will be changing the fabric in my china cabinet to match a lumbar pillow for my settee next week. Can't wait to see the shade.

  4. I think you are going to love it! I don't think the pattern is too big. Can't wait to see it come together! I love roman shades, too!

  5. I love your fabric choice! I think it's a great idea to use the same fabric since they share the same space. We have a similar floor plan in my home!

  6. Brandi, I'm glad you think the matching fabrics is the way to go!

  7. Those kitchens and shades are so pretty. At least you have a nice window over your sink! My kitchen used to look like that too. It is amazing what a coat of paint does to those ugly 80's cabinets. Good luck!

  8. Just About Home - Thank you! I'm so looking forward to transforming this space! I love the dark kitchen (in my home) and tile of course! lol

  9. I like your fabric choice, your kitchen is going to be perfect when you're through with it. I can't wait to see the finish product. Have fun!

  10. I love that fabric...can't wait to see the reveal...

  11. Maybe after you paint the cabinets white you could use one of the colors from the blind to paint the back of the cabinet where you keep all your white dishes. That is the cabinet that will have the glass in the doors - right?

    I'm amazed at all you get done with a newborn - keep up the good work!

    Orlando, FL

  12. Hi, I loved the idea of the Roman Shades! Glad you're making them for your Kitchen. I just finished a pair for my sewing/craft room...please check 'em out when you have time. Judy

  13. The kitchen look so fresh and clean....Roman shades turned out it more fabric choice.

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Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! Best, Katrina

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