We spent a solid decade renovating this house, and while you’re never “Done” when it comes home improvements, we’re at the point now where we’re focused more on finishing touches. One thing I did after we finished repainting all the rooms was start swapping out most of the curtains for blinds, which look and work so much better for us. Since the house was built in 1929, none of the windows are a standard size, which makes it a pain to find something the right size. We have one “Oddball” room next to the kitchen – the future dining room – that has only one window and is very dark. The window is mostly covered by a large bush, and since the room has just the one window and is an odd size, we hadn’t yet bought a new covering for it.
So when I had a chance to try out a Waverly Signature Solid Light Filtering Fabric Roller Shade from Steve’s Blinds & Wallpaper, I thought this would be a good time to pick up a new covering for this window and scratch another item off my to-do list.
On the product page, I was able to select the measurements I needed, mount type, and color. I pulled up the product page on my iPad and actually held it up next to the windowframe to match the color as closely as I could; I was curious to see how it would look in real life versus the screen. You can order a free sample from the product page, so you don’t have to guess at all, but I just went ahead and got what I thought would look the best based on the page – Glacier – since I was working with the company directly. And it looked great in real life, too!
Jai was in charge of installing this, and it took him a little while to do because he ran into a few snags. As he put it, “It all worked out well, but it wasn’t a breeze.” The shade has a somewhat unique way of rising and lowering (Compared to other shades we’ve used), and the instructions for installing on this portion were very detailed, so the most confusing parts of installation were well covered. However, he said that the instructions for portions of installation that were less tricky, but still had to be figured out, didn’t have as much instruction provided.
The other snag was that they didn’t provide a way to change the length of the cord. 9 out of 10 times, this wouldn’t be a problem; but it just so happened that the windowsill was at exactly the spot where he needed to shorten the cord a little. Since he wasn’t able to, he had to comprise and just installed it directly on the windowsill at an angle.
Now that it’s installed, our Waverly Signature Solid Light Filtering Fabric Roller Shade has been awesome. It’s changed my mind about roller shades – typically, I prefer standard blinds, where you can control the light and open slightly to filter, versus having one solid covering. I thought, “Well, I can settle for a shade instead,” but it hasn’t been settling at all. Because it is a light filtering shade, the room still retains a lot of light even when it’s completely rolled down – which is important, because this is the only window in this very dark room. The style matches the paint wonderfully and works well for a room where I need just one single covering. I really love it and I’m glad to have an attractive and functional addition to this room!
Do you have any shades or blinds in your home?