I have a really great giveaway for you guys this week - a free window shade. It may sound a bit of an odd thing to giveaway but these shades are different because they are super, super easy to install. I can say this from first hand experience - also that the quality is first rate.
All I had to do was enter the width of the window in which I was going to install the shade, pick between white and blackout, and then wait for it to be shipped! The lucky window is one that is above the kitchen sink in the in law apartment. For some reason, all the other windows in the apartment had shades except this one.
The pictures below illustrate my process:
the shade comes with an extra spacer if your shade is just a tad bit small, to extra adhesive ends, and a clear clasp for holding up the shade.
I prepped the window by cleaning the surface where the shade would be installed, and tested that the shade fit, which it did.
I peeled off the film from the adhesives. What's hard to show here is that the shade actually has a spring lock mechanism, which you press in while installing the shade and then release after the shade is in place. It aids the adhesives in keeping the shade in place. I followed the instructions provided and it all worked as promised.
To see what I mean about the spring lock - watch how quick and easy the installation is
Voila! The shade is installed. No drills, screws, hammers, holes, nails... you name it.
This view is from the top. One of the things I really like about the shade is that there are no strings - you just pull the shade down to the length you want and then pull down and release quickly and the shade goes back up.
So how do you enter to win? Just leave a comment on this post saying what window in your home could really use a new shade, or email me at ashley[at]decorologyblog[dot]com .
Your window must meet these requirements:
Simple Fit Custom Shades
• install only inside a window frame.
• Select a window that includes a frame with a minimum depth of 2 inches.
• Minimum width of 19 inches.
• Maximum width of 64 inches.
• Maximum length of 72 inches.
If you want to read/see more about the shades go to Simple Fit
Best of luck to everyone! Entry to the giveaway closes Tuesday, October 12th at 5PM EST. A winner will be selected by a random draw.