One of my most favourite DIYs ever is covering black out shades / blinds with fabric! It’s such an easy way to make a practical window covering look so much prettier. Now that it’s summertime, kids (and adults!) need their rooms darker to sleep, so here’s a fabulous DIY solution.

How to make a fabric covered black out shade - no sew!

I’m also giving you a little video peek into one of our most recent projects – turning our old “garage house” into a cute little guest house for our summer guests. Have a look:

More photos & details of our guest cottage bedroom & the whole renovation are here.

Anderson Plaid Black Fabric from

Premier Prints Colonial Black Toile Fabric from

Special thanks to for supplying the gorgeous fabric for this project! I’m in love!