the fixx, yes one thing does lead to another…

I thought I’d have a break from projects once the bedroom shades were done, but Alice became anxious to get rid of more flower print. Alice got some more of the gray leather like vinyl and we started on the valances in the front. Altogether this partial remodel of Roman shades, valances and other trim has only set us back $350, so the wallet is calmer … Continue reading the fixx, yes one thing does lead to another…

in search of Romanesque shades part 4

Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither were our Roman shades. We really thought we would be finished making and installing three weeks ago but we missed that target (life and mother nature always have other plans). Sunday turned out to be a quiet day so we got back at it and not only did Alice finish the third Roman shade, we also recovered … Continue reading in search of Romanesque shades part 4

in search of Romanesque shades part 3

Our quest to conquer the Romans continues and Alice has been kicking the Romans tail big time. Once she figured out how the lift strings, the hanging strap with rings work, then she was able to get the upholstery measurements figured out. Once she got it pinned, she was flying through what the sewing machine could do. The final attachment of the front to the … Continue reading in search of Romanesque shades part 3

in search of Romanesque shades part 2

The Roman empire is crumbling! Well the internal parts of our Roman shades are crumbling that is… I thought the heat/sun damage was limited to the lifter rings and blackout sheet, but as I tried to carefully remove the staples from the horizontal rails that create the pleats, they crumbled. After a little shopping around, I found the lightest, stiffest non-wood (anti-warp) strips at my … Continue reading in search of Romanesque shades part 2

in search of Romanesque shades part I

I was so thrilled with the bargain we got on our RV that I managed to look beyond the flowery 60’s trim but, doing so I do go cross-eyed… Every time I walk into the RV, the fitting name for our RV would be Grandma Gertrude… that’s just not happening! To my relief the Arizona sun has taken it’s toll on the not so Romanesque, Roman shades in … Continue reading in search of Romanesque shades part I