Can I be honest with you guys? I can't sleep in on the weekends. Why? Because I am one of those people that is up with the sun or any kind of light. If I want to sleep in, I have to wear a big dark blackout mask. It is not attractive at all! And even when it is supposed to be dark outside, our bedroom window always seems to have either the moon or our neighbors back porch light shining in to it. Here is the sorry state of that window. The blinds are old and dingy. And no matter how tight I pull the cord it still lets TONS of light through. I have wanted blackout shades for a long time ... sigh.
So when the gracious folks at Redi Shade offered to let me test out one of there new Simple Fit shades it almost sounded a little too good to be true. They touted a shade with a custom fit that you could install in seconds with no tools or traditional brackets. They even included a link to this YouTube video that showed the shade being installed in less than 30 seconds.
So I accepted their offer and ordered one of their black-out cellulose shades in cream. The photo in the room below sold me on it. I was already dreaming of blissful sleep ....
I got my shade about 12 days after I ordered it. Not bad for a custom order. It took me about 5 minutes to uninstall my current blinds. After giving the whole area a good dusting, I checked out the instructions. Pretty simple, if you watched the video. And honestly, I did it so quickly that I even forgot to take pictures while I was doing it. I think it really did take just seconds! And man does it look a lot better. Check it out!
I love it! So much better than our old blinds. And the darkness is just pure bliss! Our bedroom is staying so much cooler now that we installed it as well - which I know is saving us money in the long run.
I also love that it has no cords to get tangled up or in! Perfect for this house full of felines. You just gently pull down on it to raise or lower the shade.
But here's the best part, Redi Shade is also offering to give another custom shade for free to one of my readers! The value of each shade is between $99 and $253, depending upon the size and type. You can customize this to match your room and your needs - no matter if you love the light or just want to bask in the darkness like me! The only caveat is that this giveaway is open to US Residents only. Sorry guys, they only ship in the US right now.
You can get an extra entry for
- becoming a follower
- joining my Facebook page (just click the like button)
- blogging about this giveaway
- or tweeting about this giveaway
That is 5 ways you can enter to win! Make sure you enter an additional comment for each of your extra entries and leave a link to your blog or twitter so I can see your shout out! The giveaway will stay open until next Monday (9/27) and will close at 9 pm CST. I will announce the winner on Tuesday morning.
Good luck! Meanwhile I will be sleeping soundly! :)