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Convert your old window blinds into Roman shades

Windows are an important part of interior design that often go overlooked. When open, they offer a beautiful view of the outside world that looks better than any poster or piece of wall art. Besides, you never know what might find its way inside.

As great as they are when they're open, there are times when we want our windows covered and closed. Whether you need some privacy, or don't want to be woken up by the sun's bright light at 6:30 a.m., a good window shade can come in handy. Cheap blinds often let a lot of light through, which is why this hack from Better Homes And Gardens is the foolproof solution we've been waiting for. The best part? There's an endless number of fabric designs to choose from, allowing you to express your inner designer on a budget.

All you need to complete this DIY project is some fabric, white faux-wood blinds, Mod Podge, clothespins, an iron, and a few other simple tools you probably already have laying around your house. Over the course of a few hours, you can transform your boring, white blinds into Roman Shades that you'll love seeing every time you walk into the room. This craft couldn't be easier, and it sure beats spending a bunch of money at the store. Just make sure that you use thick upholstery fabric on your shades that perfectly matches the rest of the room.

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Source:, Jake Brannon