Upon moving into our new home, I discovered old yellowed vinyl roller shades on all the windows. My first instinct was to tear them all off... but then what? We needed window coverings. I looked online and went to the local blind stores. Window coverings are expensive!!
Wait... wait don't throw those vinyl shades away... at least not before grabbing the roller and the dowel! Find some remnant material or repurpose sheets or draperies from a local 2nd hand store. Grab your sewing machine and a couple hours... and you've got new beautiful fabric roller shade!!!
Step 1: Snag a Vinyl Roller Shade
Take your vinyl roller shade off the window. Rip off the vinyl and grab the dowel that was used to weight down the bottom.