Can 2 inch faux wood blinds be used for anything?

Regina Bray
by Regina Bray
The cord on my 2 inch faux wood blinds broke due to the plastic cylinders cracked and fell apart. Can the cord be fixed? If not can the wood blinds we used for anything?
  20 answers
  • Christine King Christine King on Jun 22, 2015
    I would try to use them as siding for a dog house, bird house, anything that needs siding. you would have to glue it on.
  • Christine King Christine King on Jun 22, 2015
  • Tanya Tanya on Jun 22, 2015
    No, it's cheaper to replace the blind. The slats can be used for almost anything...table top, building...options are enormous
  • Kris Kris on Jun 23, 2015
    The slats can be used as plant identifiers.
  • Connie Connie on Jun 23, 2015
    We use the slats as drawer dividers:
  • Cynthia Cynthia on Jun 23, 2015
    Surely, Line them up, use two as back supports, paint or stain, and stencil away, OR garden markers, or stir sticks for paints, or swords for kiddies, or...... : )
  • Jen Jen on Jun 23, 2015
    I use the slats cut up for plant markers!
  • Therese Ryan-Haas Therese Ryan-Haas on Jun 23, 2015
    I once saw someone who painted them then glued them in a stacked fashion, to frame a odd shaped picture. I'll have to find the link.
  • Tonia Tonia on Jun 23, 2015
    I have some faux wood blinds and they were very expensive. When one of mine broke I rethreaded the blind. I had an unbroken blind as reference. It really wasn't that difficult just require patience.
  • Therese Ryan-Haas Therese Ryan-Haas on Jun 23, 2015
    Hehehe. Reminds me of this cute story. Also a suggestion for your blinds.
  • Dot Dot on Jun 23, 2015
    Use the old blind to make a Roman Shade. Look on web for directions.
  • Mnt1254754 Mnt1254754 on Jun 23, 2015
    Yes, they can be repaired. I called first, took my blinds to a blind shop, and got a quote. They work just fine now. It's been over four years and they are great. Or you can repair them yourself; just find similar cord.
  • Carol Ann McDaniel Carol Ann McDaniel on Jun 23, 2015
    I cut them down and use them as plant markers in the garden. Write on them with a paint pen or indelible pencil. I do the same with aluminum and vinyl ones. Our acid soil eats wooden and steel.
    • Julie Dever Julie Dever on Jun 23, 2015
      @Carol Ann McDaniel Make a hole and tie to the stake or cage to identify your tomato and other veggie varieties, no searching in the dirt.
  • Pat Pat on Jun 23, 2015
    Give to a teacher. i used my extras as straight edges for my intermediate kids.
  • Bev Deardurff Bev Deardurff on Jun 23, 2015
    Like Dot, I thought of Roman Shades. I have found DIY on many Hometalk sites. You could stain them different shades and create a pattern for the top of a end table or a picture for an empty wall. I just thought of another idea, create a game board by using the similar stains, polyurithaine (sp?) to protect it's surface.
  • Susan Davis Susan Davis on Jun 24, 2015
    Your blind can probably be repaired. Check for a local blind cleaning and repair business and give them a call. My husband is in this business and repairs almost all types of blinds including faux woods. (Not advertising for your business as we are on the opposite coast!)
  • Lora Green Lora Green on Jun 24, 2015
    I used some old blinds last year to mark the layout of my square foot garden.
  • Diane Basile Diane Basile on Jun 25, 2015
    You can repair them yourself, it's not that difficult. They sell the necessary parts - the broken cylinders & the cord online if you look it up.
  • Jeanne Creel Jeanne Creel on Jun 25, 2015
    I once saw a blog here where someone cut the blinds and used them for a faux subway tile wall.
  • Jacki Nino Jacki Nino on Jul 09, 2015
    Cut them & hot glue them around old trash can , or other item's