Roller Shade Design Challenge!

Abigail Sawyer | 26 Sep 2013 | Roller Shades

What could you do with a plain, white roller shade? We sent these mini shades out to a few top bloggers and challenged to transform them to their heart’s content. These creative minds blew us away with their finished products. Scroll down to see them all!


Fall Wall Art from The Local Cook

Wendy, blogging diva behind The Local Cook, writes about natural cooking, gardening, and home decorating. Did you catch her fab video about how to make a DIY upholstered cornice?

With her Silhouette cutting tool in hand, Wendy has become a vinyl decal pro. She created this beautiful fall wall hanging to adorn her newly remodeled three season porch. We’re sure many fall evenings will be spent there with a book and a cup of tea. Beautiful job Wendy, your design truly captures the essence of fall. Roller Shade Challenge - The Local Cook

The best part is that the vinyl stickers can be peeled off each season to make room for a new design! Read more about Wendy’s design.

Roll-Up Kiddo Canvas from Shop With Me Mama

Creative mama Kim writes at Shop with Me Mama to help deal-savvy moms across the country save money for their family.  When faced with this challenge she let her 5 year old daughter get in on the designing action. Here’s what she had to say:

“She was soooo excited when I told her to go create something awesome! She is only 5 years old, so this was so neat for her. I loved watching her face and expressions when she was creating her roller shade. This roller shade will be a keepsake for years to come, because my daughter designed it!”

Roller Shade Design Challenge - Shop With Me Mama

Adorable job Kim and Presley! We love that you drew as a tiki hut on the beach. We wish we could wiggle our toes in the sand while we worked every day! See more from Kim in her privacy window coverings review, and at Shop With Me Mama.

DIY Photography Backdrop from Rave and Review

Roller Shade Design Challenge - Rave and Review


Get professional quality photos by creating a neutral backdrop of your own. Leanne’s shots turned out absolutely gorgeous! Get more photography tips at Rave and Review.

DIY Vintage Map from Nellie Bellie

Janel shares her adorable vintage, crafty style with the world at Nellie Bellie. She had the genius idea to make her roller shade into a vintage-inspired map. With a state map and Mod Podge, Janel was done in a few minutes. Her kids are brushing up on their geography for the school year, and it looks fab on the wall!

Roller Shade Design Challenge - Nellie Bellie

Create your own vintage school map with step by step instructions at Nellie Bellie.

Seaside Wall Art with Frugally Green Mom

As a kid, wouldn’t you love to design your own window coverings? April let her little miss have at it to create a mixed media design to hang in her room. Because the frugally green family has recently moved to the beach, the kindergartner collected shells from right outside for her beach scene.

Roller Shade Design Challenge - Frugally Green Mom

Why not allow your kiddo to relive summer memories with an art project? Find more family fun and green living tips at Frugally Green Mom.


Geometric Ombre with Design Thoughts

Interior designer extraordinaire Kim, writes at Design Thoughts. She’s an avid DIY-er and flexed her freehand painting muscles with this bright cheerful design. On her blog, she gives an honest account of her first attempt (a self proclaimed fail), but luckily roller shades have two sides, so we got to see this lovely design.

Roller Shade Design Challenge - Design Thoughts


See more of Kim’s beautiful home and incredible eye for design at Design Thoughts.


Feeling Inspired? Get Crafty With Your Windows!

Which project would you most like to recreate? If you decide to jazz up your blinds share a photo with us on Facebook or Instagram. (and why not follow us while you’re at it…)

Find the perfect canvas for your creativity with a basic white roller shade.

  • About Author

    Abigail Sawyer is a Senior Social Media Specialist for She's a home improvement junkie who is currently restoring a 1972 cottage with the help of her husband and goldendoodle, Biscuit. Walking in the footsteps of Martha Stewart, she’s happiest when she’s crafting or whipping up a new recipe; although nothing beats curling up with a good book and some Girl Scout Cookies. Follow her on twitter + instagram at @whatabigailsaw