Redi Shade recently contacted me to try one of their products. I must say that the timing was perfect because until this point, my mornings have been, shall we say, challenging.
To backtrack a bit, we have had two different types of shades in this room - both of them from a leading shade maker. I'm not naming names because this isn't meant to bash. The first shade was a custom cut cellular blackout shade that raised and lowered by a string. Well, the string broke and in the days leading up to replacing it, I would wrap the string around the shade to hold it in place all day. I know, classy. We tried to return it to our local hardware store, but they would not take it back. Fast forward to the replacement shade - from the same leading brand. This time we purchased a blackout roller shade. Everything was fine for about a week then my mornings went something like this. Wake up. Make the bed. Pull the shade, release. Pull shade, release. Pull shade, release. Insert swear words. Then by the 15th try, the shade would stay open.
When Redi Shade contacted me asking if I would like to try out the blind, they also sent a video clip of the installation. I couldn't believe how easy it looked - nothing is ever easy. We chose a Simple Fit custom cut blackout shade. When Mr. began installing our shade, I asked him not to do anything until I could get the camera because I wanted to video tape the process. In the four minutes it took me to get the camera, Mr. had installed the shade. It required no tools what-so-ever.
Adhesives stick to either end and when the shade is in place, you simply lock it in with tabs at each end. We love our new shade. Watch the video below to see Mr. demonstrating how easy it is to open and close - making for a very pleasant morning.
Redi Shade is offering one of my lucky followers a Simple Fit custom shade valued between $99 and $253, depending on the size and type of shade you pick.
To enter the giveaway, you must be a follower through Google friend connect and you must live in the US. All you need to do is leave a comment about where you would use your new shade. Winner will be announced Monday. Good luck!