my rented room's roller blind was passable at best, but actually it was sad. very, very sad. frayed edges, sun bleaching, years of hands (not mine) pulling up and down. frankly, it was tragic.
but, a fine tutorial from one my favourite blogs: Design*Sponge and i was off to the races.
really, it was easy, taking less than an hour, a series of straight stitching seams and a little RadioLab podcasting to help pass the time. a major change in the room for less than £10!
i smile as a i enter my room now. regardless of time - day or night. and the whole thing just brightens my day.