How to Hang Curtains to Conceal Vertical Blinds

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30 Minutes
I'm always looking for ways to get rid of vertical blinds or camouflage them. But when you live in a rental apartment or in a condo where you're not allowed to remove them, it can get a bit tricky, especially if you can't drill holes in the walls to hang a curtain rod. Turns out that there's a super easy way to hang a curtain rod on the existing vertical blind track!
All you need are these  nono brackets (I got them on Amazon for $15). The bottom part of the bracket is adjustable to fit tightly against the track, and once it's in place, all you need is a screwdriver to attach it. Since this particular track is very close to the ceiling, I ended up using an  offset screwdriver to do this. 
Then all I had to do was place the curtain rod on the brackets. It's that simple and there's no need to make any holes in the walls! 
The curtain rod held up well without a third bracket in the middle but I used very light weight curtains so if you're planning on hanging heavy drapes, I would definitely recommend using 3 nono brackets
Hanging curtains completely transformed the look of this bedroom, and it literally took just a few minutes. Plus hanging the curtains had the added bonus of hiding the A/C unit when not being used and brining in lots of color in an otherwise very white and boring room. 

And the curtains were just one thing I did in this bedroom makeover - I also revamped a bookcase for more storage, installed a hanging jewelry box and I also made a DIY makeup organizer. You can see all the projects I did in this video!
Suggested materials:
  • Nono bracket   (Amazon)
  • Curtains   (IKEA)
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  • Frances Aranda Frances Aranda on May 04, 2018

    Love the idea! Where did you find the extra long rod?

  • Monique Monique on May 04, 2018

    Why not just get rid of the blinds, put up drapes as you did on each side & add sheers in the middle section??? Problem completely solved!!! The way you have it now, the middle section still shows some of the vertical blinds!!! Just saying!!!

  • Christine Cajigas Christine Cajigas on May 17, 2018

    Very nice, but what does a nono bracket and off set screw driver look like?

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  • Diane Kirsch Diane Kirsch on May 06, 2018

    Additionally, instead of spending big $$ on an extra long rod, go to a Home Improvement store and buy a piece of electrical conduit. They usually come in 5' and 10' sections...if you need any other size, they will cut it for you for free!

  • Jorge Luis Ayala Freytes Jorge Luis Ayala Freytes on May 11, 2018

    You keep the blinds to block the light