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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Product Review & GIVEAWAY: Redi Shade

Redi Shade
I have an AWESOME treat for everyone today!  I was recently contacted by the kind folks at Redi Shade about doing a review and giveaway of their product  and I jumped at the chance!
You may remember we recently completed a make-over of our kitchen.  Of course a fancy new kitchen needs a fancy new window and a fancy new window needs a fancy new window covering!
That’s where the folks at Redi Shade came in. I previously had a roller shade on this window underneath the valance, but it was flimsy and difficult to operate.  When I saw the Redi Shade Simple Fit Custom Shade, I knew it was my answer.  These shades install in seconds with no tools needed!  The honeycomb shades adjust like a dream with a light touch: just lower or raise it as you like and it stays put with no messy cords.
Here’s a quick video from the Redi Shade website:
So I received my shade in the mail and got right to installing it.  Thanks to my mom for her lovely modeling skillz.  First just push in the trigger end: IMG_1799
Then, make sure the shade is a good fit in the window:
Peel away the backing from the adhesive tabs: IMG_1806
Insert the trigger end and then the stationary end into the window frame: IMG_1808IMG_1807
Finally, gently push in the trigger tab and you’re done! It’s that easy and quick! My mom & I couldn’t believe how easy it was!  And no tools, screws or brackets needed!
This handy-dandy plastic tab is included to aid in pulling and pushing the shade up and down.  It slides so easily and smoothly with just a slight touch!
I love how clean and crisp it looks! This type of covering is perfect for our kitchen window.  It looks into the backyard, so privacy is not really an issue.  We just need to draw the shade down at night or when we are away.
IMG_1810IMG_1815You’ll have to come back tomorrow to see how I made this decorative topper!IMG_1826 
Now onto the best part…..the GIVEAWAY!!  Redi Shade is offering one Simple Fit Shade for one of my readers.  The value of each shade is between $99 and $253, depending upon the size and type.  This giveaway is open to U.S. Residents only
Here’s how to enter:

  • Leave a comment on this post telling me in what room you would use your Redi Shade Simple Fit Shade.
For extra entries, do any or all of the following and leave a separate comment for each:

  • Become a follower of the Embellished Bayou blog, a fan on Facebook, or a follower on Twitter (leave your Twitter name).

  • Write a blog post, tweet, or Facebook post linking back to this post.  Leave a link in your comment.
Please note, if you do not have a blog or a profile associated with your Google name, you must leave me your email address in your so I can contact you if you win!!  If I am unable to contact the first winner, I will draw a new winner.  Also, if you do not leave a separate comment for your extra entry, it will not be counted.
I’ll announce a winner on Monday, Sept. 20th at 12:00pm CST. Good luck!!

The fine print:   I have been compensated in the form of product in exchange for this review.  The photos and opinions expressed are solely my own.
Your window must meet the following 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.
About Redi Shade:
Headquartered in Northern California since 1994, Redi Shade is the nation's leading manufacturer of easy-to-install window treatments. Redi Shade products are widely available at national retailers across the US, Mexico, Canada, and Europe as well as major online retailers. To learn more, visit or


  1. Oh wow! I have never seen those before...what a great idea. I would love to use those to replace the mini blinds in our finished basement.

  2. That's great! We just moved into a new place & have window coverings on every window... EXCEPT the one at the landing at the top of the stairs, which is right between the bedroom & bathroom. So going to or from the bathroom, there's a clear shot of us (in PJs or towels or whatever) for the house next door. This shade would be PERFECT for that!

  3. I follow you on Twitter as @Reefbotanicals.

  4. I tweeted here:

  5. ooh nice! I would use it in my kitchen, just like you did. It's been window covering-less for the last year because I haven't been able to find the perfect one for it.

  6. I'm a follower. ;)

    Please count me in! I'd love to have an easy and pretty solution to a little privacy in our kitchen or bathroom! Love your decorative window topper too - great job!


  7. Oooh, I would LOVE to win! I have a goofy sized window in my kitchen that needs a shade! this would be perfect!!

  8. I would use this shade in my guest bedroom!

  9. Wow that is so cool, and easy! I would love one ...(or Two) of those for our house. I have a few windows in mind :)

  10. I blogged about the giveaway here...

  11. I have a similar window in my kitchen that has been neglected and needs a shade.

  12. what a great idea love that. and how cute is your topper over it. would love to win one for my entry way.

  13. WOW WOW WOW....LOVE LOVE LOVE those.Ihave never heard of them until now! I would love to hang in my kitchen,where I dont even have a blind. My husband and I just got are first home which toke us FOREVER for the simple fact my husband was a Marine and did 2 tours in Iraq. Now that hes been out and going to school he finally got a good job and we have a HOME...WOOHOO!!!!
    I cam eacross your website about a month ago when I was looking at candle decs.
    this site is AMAZING!

  14. Hi, just like some of the other posts, we're new homeowners! Our home is not brand new (just new to us)! Our "to do" list is rather long, so we're taking it a project at a time. For the time being, we have kept many of the window treatments left by the previous owners because they're in good condition. However, I'd like to replace the blinds in my daughter's room; they're some kind of natural material that's interesting, but not pretty for a girl's room. And they're a little bit revealing from the street when the lights are on at night. So this is the window I'd start with.

  15. Another HandmadeLouisiana member is now following you!

  16. I tweeted again, here this time!

  17. I'd put this in the living room! Thanks for the chance to win.

  18. I didn't see a winner posted yet so thought I'd take a chance. I really need that for the window in my office. Those shades are cool.

    If I don't make it into the drawing I'll understand...

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