Custom Roman Shades

If you are looking for custom roman shades, I have the best source for them. is a small business in Alabama where they create the most gorgeous handmade roman shades.

This room is Steve’s office, and he often watches TV here in the evenings. The home next to us burned four years ago and sat vacant until earlier this year when a new family renovated it and moved in. We realized we would have to add window treatments to this room and coincidentally, Dianne from By Harrington reached out and gifted us with these gorgeous roman shades.

I selected the Roman Shade #116 with Banding. It’s mounted inside the window with tucks, and the shade are Cotton Duck Navy with White Webbing Banding.

By Harrington has been in business for forty years, and they have a huge selection of options – everything from greek key to linen to tied ribbon. The craftsmanship is just perfect.

We went with the dimout fabric (dims some light), and it was the perfect solution for the space. It allows some light in during the day, but it also provides privacy. And, the shades still look beautiful even down.

By Harrington offer lift systems, child safety, and even cord lock systems, but we just chose the traditional cord pull and wrap it around the provided clear hooks.

Installation was easy, and all the hardware for hanging was included.

I can’t imagine a more perfect window treatment for the space!

If you have questions, Dianne of By Harrington is so helpful and knowledgeable.

These custom roman shades are timeless and perfectly customized for this room.

By Harrington is also on Etsy, where you can read all of their fantastic product reviews.

Which roman shades would you select for your home?

I love supporting other small businesses, and please consider if you’re in the market for custom roman shades!

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Spring Cleaning

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Endust for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Cleaning Blinds

Now that the weather is finally warming up here in the midwest, I feel the urge to spring clean.

In Indiana, the giant uni-cloud settles over us during the winter months, and the blue skies and sunshine that can accompany spring is such a treat!  That beautiful bright sun is wonderful until I realize that it is highlighting all the dust that has settled all over my house – including EVERY SINGLE SLAT on my blinds.  Here is an easy cleaning tip for you: Endust works great on blinds (as well as cabinets, vinyl, stainless steel, car interiors, paneling, and window sills).  I love how universal this dusting spray is, and it is a great addition to my spring cleaning lineup.

Cleaning with Endust

Spray down a rag – or even better – a sock.  Start saving all those socks that lost their mates because they work perfectly for cleaning blinds!

Using Endust on Blinds

Spray Endust Lemon on the sock, wipe down the blinds, and the spray will quickly and easily pick up dust and remove allergens.  It will leave them clean, and I love its wonderful lemon scent.  And it is a fantastic chore for children if they can reach the blinds.

Cleaning Blinds

I was absolutely mortified when I saw how much dust came off a couple of sets of blinds:

Cleaning with Endust

Check out my blinds after I cleaned them.  They look brand new!

Cleaning blinds with Endust

Endust (where to buy) can be found at any grocery store,, Amazon, and Walmart.

Now that your blinds are clean and dust-free, it is time to give the windows the attention they deserve.  I am a huge window treatment fan.  I love curtains and how they instantly transform a space through texture and color.

Here is an example of how window treatments transformed the space in my office.  When we first moved in, I hung bold, floral patterned curtains:

Office 9

I decided recently I needed something calmer in my office, so I hung these neutral gray curtains:

Office Makeover

I love curtains but refuse to pay a fortune for them.  Obviously, I am not great at committing to anything with decor too long, so I want something that looks nice without breaking the bank.


Here are six great sources for affordable window treatments:

1) West Elm – Cotton Canvas Scroll Medallion Curtain in Feather Gray

West Elm Curtain Panels

2) World Market – Coral & Pink Eva Concealed Tab Top Curtains

World Market Curtains

3) Walmart – Better Homes and Gardens Textured Faux Silk Grommet Curtain Panel

Walmart Curtain Panels

4) Target – Nate Berkus Linen Weave Curtain Panel

Target Curtain Panels

Threshold Bold Stripe Curtain Panel

Target Curtains

5) Pier 1 – Flocked Geometric Curtain – Black

Pier 1 Curtain Panels

6) IKEA – WERNA Block-Out Curtains

IKEA curtain panels

I would love to hear your favorite spring cleaning tip and/or favorite source for window treatments!

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