Window dressing our newly-built home was a predicament then. Never the frilly type, I thought of putting up roman shades instead. But the supplier we inquired from gave us a quotation of Php 50,000+ for all rooms on the G/F & 2/F. Talk about highway robbery! =(
So, when my mom mentioned that her curtain-maker, a local seamstress, does roman shades, I immediately contacted the lady & asked for an estimate. It was half the amount I initially got from the other supplier, but still way out of my budget. :( Since I wanted more savings, I decided to go for the roman shades only in the living, dining & family rooms. The seamstress then gave me another amount, this time at around Php 15,000.00 - Php 18,000.00. Still a no-no for me. Then she gave me an option. She would buy the mechanisms & other accessories at cost while we would provide the wooden support brackets. The latter would be easy on our part because hubby has his reliable handy men to do it for us.
This is what we came up with - our customized roman shades.
|nylon lift cords|
|wooden support brackets |
with velcro attachment
for the curtain panels
|painted 10mm dia|
deformed bars inserted
in rod pockets
Here's part of what we have now in the living room
& the family room.
Final cost? Almost Php 10,000.00 for the whole system in the 3 areas, including the first set of roman shades. A whole lot of savings for me. ;)
*Fabric & mechanisms - from Divisoria