How to Conceal Vertical Blinds With a Curtain

I kept my vertical blinds in the dining room because they are practical to block out the sun but I REALLY don't like looking at them. So I came up with a super quick and easy way to hide them, without using any tools or extra hardware! This is perfect if you live in a rental like I do.
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I used a wood dowel to hang a curtain panel from the existing vertical blind valance hardware. Simple but it works!
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The curtain panel hides the slats completely when the blinds aren’t being used and helps to soften the overall look when I do need to use them. It was the perfect finishing touch to my dining room makeover - so much better than always having to look at those vertical blinds!
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For the rest of my windows, I took out the vertical blinds and replaced them with curtains and added a DIY window cornice, all without taking out any of the existing hardware. You can see how I did that in this video here:

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  • Margie
    on Jan 26, 2018

    I am clueless about the rods and clips. Where, specifically, can you get them? I have been mulling over ways to hang curtains over my ugly old rental vertical blinds, and this seems like the perfect solution. My problem is that I don't know where you get the clips and rods. You used a dowel. I am confused. HELP!!! Thanks!
  • Cgf27762494
    on Jan 31, 2018

    Do you need a ride to go all the way across it can you just do the area where the blinds are stacked ? How do you measure the width , most drapery fabrics are 54" can I use half , I really just want to hide the stack and add some color too, my blinds cover two sets of sliding glass door never use it close them. Any ideas i can use to cover the very ugly cornice?
  • Gina Smith
    on Apr 12, 2019

    I will try this project but I also have a question, what can I do to cover my bedroom closets, management is not replacing the doors, I was thinking about tension rods and shower curtains, anymore ideas out there would be appreciated.

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  • B. Enne
    on Jun 14, 2015

    Perfect for buildings where you aren't allowed to remove them, because all the units must be identical from the OUTSIDE.

  • Marilyn Bailey
    on Sep 24, 2017

    I put a rod with clips over top of vertical blinds and added sheer curtains, looks very nice
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