Suggestions for changing verticals blinds to curtains ?

3" vertical blinds on a slider window. Also has a moulding cornice box that needs to stay.
Donna K, Walnut, CA
q suggestions for changing verticals blinds to curtains, home decor, window treatments
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  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Jan 19, 2017
    Oh this is a pretty way to go

    • Joan Albers Joan Albers on Jan 31, 2017
      How do you close these pretty draps? Both together or each seperatly. I like the cornice also. Is this cornice done professionaly or did you make it and covered the cornice. Well done, pat yourself on the back! I have plastic slats to open and close on the patio door. The slats are breaking up on the top from the hook that holds them on. Do I measure for drapes and need three times the width insulated drapes? Thank You for your help...

  • Reiner MacPhail Reiner MacPhail on Jan 19, 2017
    i really like this look!

  • Reiner MacPhail Reiner MacPhail on Jan 19, 2017
    This is what I currently have, but I don't like the heart shelf. Lol it will go, when we do a kitchen renovatio! Patio doors are off of our dining area.

    • Donna Donna on Jan 19, 2017
      Yes, thanks. Thinking something with small print and sewing one of those wands like hotels use, lol.

  • Sophia,M.,McConnery Sophia,M.,McConnery on Jan 19, 2017
    I have the blinds too on my slider.All I did was go to a place that sold the real long box type rods.Bought some cheap curtains from Giant Tiger with the large O rings.The added benefit is the curtains are the thermals!

  • Kathy Bitzan Kathy Bitzan on Jan 19, 2017
    I have been contemplating the same thing, only because mine are getting older and a bit discolored. Mine are fabric so I was thinking of just covering them with fabric but wasn't sure how that would look or work. I was just wanting something more decorative I guess. So will be paying attention to suggestions here.

  • Donna Donna on Jan 19, 2017
    Thanks. I also just wanted to updare. Donna

  • Kcama Kcama on Jan 22, 2017
    The individual slats are probably on little chained clips. Take the slats down, you can fold a slim piece of plastic (test the thickness on the clips) into the edge of curtain fabric or whatever you want to use (or run it through the hem on a king size sheet you like) and slip into the clips. You're done. The pulls will still work, pulling the fabric to the side when you want.

  • Susan Susan on Jan 23, 2017
    Wish I had found this post before I purchased new blinds! Beautiful ideal!

  • Betty Hoyle Rudo Betty Hoyle Rudo on Jan 23, 2017
    In my daughter's apartment, I took down the individual slats. We bundled them and put them in a closet. I bought pleated curtains and some basic curtain hooks. Stick the curtain hooks into the curtains, then hook them into the holes where the slats were. All she has to do is pull them open and closed like she did the blinds, but she has curtains. This is the easiest and cheapest way I've ever converted blinds to curtains!

  • Joan Albers Joan Albers on Jan 31, 2017
    Our slats are breaking on the holes where the slats were. If I put in a weighter,being a insulating drape, will they hold the weighty drapes?

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    • Betty Hoyle Rudo Betty Hoyle Rudo on Feb 02, 2017
      Very pretty! Simple and beautiful!