After almost two years of having nothing on the dining room windows but sheers, I ended up with this:
|(In real life the drapes don't look quite so much like wrapping paper.)|
Until last week, I just had sheers and drapes up there, but that let in too much light and too much of the view of my neighbor's side porch. While I was looking for old-fashioned fabric roller shades with scalloped edges, I somehow came across this:
Since then, my faithful reader Karen Anne has told me about the Ann Wallace website, which sells fabric roller shades--exactly what I was looking for. They also carry a variety of Arts & Crafts stencils, too. Beautiful stuff on that website, and I will probably upgrade to the nicer fabric shades with the scalloped edges. I won't feel bad doing so since I have less than 30 bucks (including shades, hardware, stencil blank and paint marker) in the cheapie shades I DIY'd.