Thursday, July 29, 2010

Lookin shady

Installation of the bamboo shades was a sweaty affair.  Mostly because if we had the ceiling fan on, I would've been decapitated while on the ladder....or at least whacked in the melon really hard. 
It was a lot of up the ladder, down the ladder, measure and mark brackets, pre-drill holes, screw in brackets, wrestle to get shade attached, refresh my beer, rinse and repeat 7 times.  Okay, I didn't refresh my beer 7 times, but you get the idea.  It was all so worth it! 
These affordable and pretty shades were a deal on Overstock.com.  They are the Dali Native Bamboo Roman shades, and they are available in every size imaginable.  This was essential, as six of the windows are 27 inches wide, and the one on the other side of the door is just 16 inches wide. 
Don't they look like they were made for these windows?  Yes, they do.
The shades are 74 inches long, which is perfect for covering the entire window when that hot western sun comes streaming in.  I got all 7 shades for $150 because I'm a Club 'O' member.  Not bad considering comparable bamboo shades at Home Depot were $28 apiece, and they didn't even have the 16in. size I needed.  I love you, Overstock! 

27 comments:

  1. These are beautiful! You did an awesome job, and I too *heart* Overstock for home decor stuff. GREAT deals!

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  2. They look custom. I wish I knew about the O shades before I bought mine at Lowe's. One fits perfect and two are oh about an inch too small. I left them as they are for the pool house (peeps are looking at the pool, not my shades).

    I am impressed so much by your new room!

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  3. They look great! They really are the perfect size and look for the room.

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  4. They really do look like they were made for your windows! I spy a kitty!

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  5. They look great - you amaze me with all your hard work!!

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  6. Your porch looks great! That's sort of I'll be going for with ours when we have to money to work on it. Right now it's just a screen porch with a slightly-more-than-half plywood wall thanks to the previous owners.

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  7. Whoops, I meant "sort of what I'll be going for"

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  8. They look great. The porch is really coming together and looking fantastic!

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  9. The blinds looks amazing!! I love overstock too :)

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  10. Gorgeous! I love the bamboo against all the gorgeous white. Those fit your windows perfectly - and what a score on the awesome pricing! Your sunroom is really coming along! :)

    ~Chelsea

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  11. Wow! They're gorgeous. The room is starting to look really pulled together. I can't wait to see what else you guys include!

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  12. Love them! We want to use a similar style on the window and doors in our kitchen when the renovation is done. Your porch is looking FABULOUS!

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  13. They DO like they were made for those windows! They look awesome against the lightness of the rest of the room, and they don't look like they would block out too much light (which can be a problem with some of those kinds of shades). This room is looking awesome!!(exclamation point x 1000)!!!!

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  14. I think these are going to be our window coverings in the new house. Love them.

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  15. Looks amazing...and totally custom. Totally worth the sweat (and the beer). I will have to keep them in mind the next time I need some shades.

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  16. Do I win a prize for spotting Lucius? :)

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  17. I think we're totally going to copy you, if you don't mind! Looks great and we just might go this route rather than diy-ing our blinds cuz we don't seem to be getting anywhere. And 150 bucks for 7 is a great deal!

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  18. They look amazing! Can't wait to see the finished project!

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  19. Now I know what Overstock means by the big O! My apologies for that creepy comment, but those shades look gorgeous. This space is really coming along!

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  20. Great custom look for next to nothing. You are quite the shopper. This room is headed in an exciting direction.

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  21. haha, and had you refreshed your beer seven times I have a feeling the end product would have turned out a bit differently....as it is, well done!

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  22. Just getting caught up here... your porch looks FANTASTIC!! Great job! :)

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Sara