What I really wanted: scorched bamboo blinds that look like tortoiseshell ($20 and up)
What I could afford: $2 yard sale matchstick blinds (originally $7 at Big Lots)
My plan: faux paint the natural bamboo to look like tortoiseshell
First I wanted to hang the blinds, but not from the top of the window frame as directed.
We are going to trick the eye into thinking the windows are taller by hanging the blinds just below the crown molding.
Next step: install the drapery rod