Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Our windows have been naked since we moved. I am ultra-picky when it comes to curtains, and I don't sew. Cheap vinyl blinds won't cut it for resale here, but I hated to pay $28 a window for faux wood. Slowly--oh, so slowly--I've been gathering wood blinds as I see them. We have 20 windows. This pair cost $3.59 at a thrift store; Lowes sells extra mounting brackets for 60 cents.You can trim your own wood blinds within reason. My husband found it easiest to duct tape the slats together before trimming. We didn't have a table saw, but a jig saw cut both the metal header and the slats successfully. I have enough blinds to do all the bedrooms just as soon as Lowes orders more mounting brackets for me!