Published on July 12th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


ENJE makeover

Materials: ENJE roller blind, fabric, waterproof pva, metal ruler, scissors

Description: I wanted a really striking blind for my newly finished bathroom, but couldn’t afford a custom one.

I started with a basic white ENJE roller blind, which luckily was exactly the width of the window (no trimming!), and some of my favourite fabric I had been hoarding for a special project.

I then stuck my lovely fabric to the blind with waterproof PVA glue, in about 20cm sections, using a metal metre rule as a smoothing tool.

All I needed to do then was trim the excess fabric from the edges of the ENJE, let it dry for about an hour, and hang it!

It looks even better than I had imagined!

You can see the full process of my custom blind here.

~ rachel lc, belfast, N.Ireland

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10 Responses to ENJE makeover

  1. Mitch says:

    Given infinite time and money, my space would never be that efficient and good looking.

  2. LOVE the shade! YUM!

  3. mingming says:

    Is there any concern that PVA glue is water soluable and this is being used in a bath? I really want to do something similar but didn’t get past looking for fabric and wonder what would work in a humid environment.

  4. Chris says:

    Really nice project there – love the result. Slightly off topic question though – where did you get your/who makes your bath and sink?

  5. Ben says:

    That’s funny I was just reading your post on Apartment Therapy on your DIY flooring in that same bathroom…and again with PVA ! Sounds like like fantastic product to glue stuff together , still havent try it yet. getting a bucket tonight!

  6. jess needs a new face says:

    is that liquor or a creative way to store bath-related products? i like to think the latter, or else a visit to AA might be appropriate…

  7. Anonymous says:

    The process by which this hack was created is entirely different from the one on Design Sponge. Design Sponge’s design replaces the vinyl shade with fabric; Rachel used fabric to cover the vinyl shade. Nice work Rachel – it looks beautiful! But I can’t figure out why you keep your liquor in the bathtub.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Credit is due if this was the inspiration. If it wasn’t, here’s another take on it.

  9. Helen Shine says:

    That looks great. As does the bath-gin.

  10. Eva says:

    Is that bombay sapphire on the edge of the tub? You really know how to live, Rachel!

    (And the curtain looks really great.)

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