Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
I co-host the Your Home Story podcast and believe you can love your home just the way it is, AND have the power to design and make big changes to make it better.
I'm also the author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers!
Mom to Otto born April 2018 and Lucy born August 2020!

Recycled insulated window shade

After I made the pretty curtains for my bathroom, I knew I needed to make a warm, insulated blind for the window, too!

I used the white and yellow bedspread I turned into blinds in our bedroom and around the house, taking advantage of the quilted batting and extra layers.  I wanted a white blind, though, so I covered it in white!
Here is is with the new ruffled curtains!
Of course the curtains match the ruffled shower curtain I made, too...
Hm, looking at these pictures reminds me I want to paint the bathroom (again)... pale, pale blue this time, I think.  I just painted it not long ago but, literally with the last brush stroke I realized it was just a shade different than the color of the bathroom in my parents' house when I was growing up, and I am really, really tired of that color!!  Anyway...


  1. Sweet! Great reuse. Isn't sewing the best?

  2. I never thought of reusing a bedspread for shades, but that's brilliant! I love that idea.

  3. I need to make a new curtain for our bathroom and looking for a bedspread is a verrrry good idea - thank you.
    And not to make you jealous, but my bathroom is black and white tile with pale pale blue walls :) I need something different, so I think I'm going to make a bright curtain.




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