Digital Lace Mini Blind

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We just moved into a fixer-upper which we plan on being our forever home. Like many people before us, we have been overwhelmed with all the 'priority' projects. One of the first, tho, was window coverings. Since I'm not sure how the decorating process will evolve, I decided to keep the coverings simple, but pretty.....and cheap!
Plain, white aluminum mini blind bought at Lowes for the kitchen window. Since kitchen windows tend to get grimy fast, they need to be easy to clean or inexpensive to replace. A prime candidate for this project. I set it across a rack that was on top of a couple saw-horses.
Next, I covered it with an old, machine lace table cloth. Note: this was not an heirloom, handmade table cloth. It was just an old, machine-made cloth.
Now the fun part. Light gray spray paint. I tried not to over-do it, because I didn't want the lace to stick to the blind.
Digital Lace
I wish the photo had turned out better. The soft gray of the paint is a gentle contrast to the white blind. It is pretty, without over-powering the senses.
One of the best parts? Since this was an inexpensive window covering for the kitchen window, I won't feel bad when in the future it needs to be replaced. :)
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  • Antinia Shirley
    on Aug 21, 2018

    Could this technique be used on plastic blinds? I’m on an uber tight budget right now! Btw, I LOVE this idea! You’re amazing!

    • Christi Joyce
      on Aug 21, 2018

      Hi Antinia, I think it would work just fine. If the blinds aren’t new, clean them well. Be sure the paint you choose will stick to plastic. Thank you for your kind words. Enjoy your project!

  • Kim Coladonato
    on Apr 13, 2019

    Can I use a plastic window blind for this project?

  • Sheenkai Kilpatrick
    on Apr 20, 2019

    Awesome idea!!

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  • Peggy
    on Feb 14, 2019

    I am remodeling our home and I have a door to my old living room I want to close off but still be able to use for fire I would love to hide it making it to look like there was nothing there please help I don't have any ideas

    • Betty Sutton Smith
      on Apr 20, 2019

      Maybe if you like the half door look take it down ,ancut it in half . That way you could open the top part and leave the bottom closed. OR optionable have someone come in and put in a "hidden door", that you can slide into the wall !! Good luck.

  • Debi
    on Apr 14, 2019

    It looks awesome! Great idea!

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