Thursday, January 27, 2011

Sure-Shade™ Universal Drive Tension Device

When fabricating, selling and installing window treatments with bead or cord loops, a tension device is required in order to comply with the 2010 ANSI safety standards.  Rowley Company has designed a simple, cost effective device that can be used for shades, traversing drapery or any other style driven by a bead or cord loop.

The Sure-Shade™ Universal Drive Tension Device is available in 7 colors, is easy to install and has a slim profile. It includes inside and outside mount brackets, cable tie, instructions and necessary screws.  Stock #CT70/color

Colors: DB=Dark Brown, N=Off White, P=Pecan, G=Grey, B=Beige, W=White, K=Black
The thickness is approximately 1/2 inch
The device is 3 inches long and is shown with the inside mount bracket attached.  A wall mount bracket is also included.
Width of the device is 1 1/8 inches
The device is attached to the bead or cord loop by the workroom or manufacturer.  This is very simple to do, following these steps or you can watch a short video on our website.
1. Pull back on the screw hole, this will lower the gripping teeth inside the devide.  A paper clip can be inserted into the hole if you find this awkward to do.
2. While holding the tension, drop the bead chain loop into the end.
3. Slide the guide into the end with the smooth side next to the bead chain loop.  Release the tension and let the guide snap in place.

To prepare the shade for delivery, pull down on the screw hole, releasing the tension and slide the Universal Drive Tension Device all the way to the top, next to the drive system.  Check to make sure the system will not operate.  Roll up the cord or bead chain loop and secure it to the device by threading the cable tie through the screw hole and cinching the loop to the device.

A Child Safety Warning Tag must be attached to each device (#ANS16) and is sold separately.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

New Button Borders

Button Borders are available in two sizes with an inside diameter to fit #60 or #75 button forms, two styles; Beaded and Neo-Classical and three colors; Pewter (left), Theater Antique Gold (right) and Old World Gold (center)
Add a covered button to the center of the Button  Border.  A crimp or snap together button can be used.  In this example, a button was made using the Button Form Clasp with Locking Washer but a sew-on on button can also be used with the Button Borders and sewn or tied to your project.
Adding Fringe Adhesive or Hot Melt Glue will hold the button form snug and in place.  If needed, clamp the button to the border until the glue is dry and then add to your project.
This finished button is used to create a custom detail on a box pleated valance.  This Button Border is shown in the Beaded Style with Old World Gold finish.

Button Borders are custom made and hand painted.  They are available in finishes other than the three stock  colors shown, call 1-800-343-4542 for more information.

Just imagine the design options!  Add padded buttons with borders on headboards and pillows or  as an accent on top treatments and shades.  Create buttons from velvets for a plush look or linen for a cool, crisp design detail.  

A Button Border is used with banding to accent the bottom of  a Roman Shade.  Button Border in this example is the Beaded Style in Theater Antique Gold finish.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Swing Door Treatment Kit

Don't let a door defeat your design.
Rendering my Merlyn Corcoran using Minutes Matter Studio
You can create beautiful top treatments that open and close with a door using the Swing Door Top Treatment Kit from Rowley Company.

With this kit you will be able to mount door treatments at the same height as other windows in the room, giving a consistent and unbroken design line.

You can learn how to create swing door top treatments, by attending the free webinar "Creating Seamless Style with the Swing Door Top Treatment Kit", January 11, 2011 at 2:00 pm EST.  To register click here.  This webinar will be recorded and can be viewed after the live presentation at a time that is convenient to you.

Beautiful swag and drapery design by SoccioRodriguez Design

Tailored Top Treatment with Cascades by Window Works Studio