How To Update Vertical Blinds With Stencils

I hated my old vertical blinds in my front window. They were plain, ugly and made my little living room look dated. On the other side, they were perfect for letting the right amount of light in and providing privacy. What's a girl to do with the functional vs. ugly dilemma?
Like any good DIY'er I found a way to make them look awesome for pennies!
They were plain, white and boring before.
I used the large size Morse Code Stencil from Royal Design Studio and two shades of gold stencil creme.
Two colors give plenty of variation. I made some light, some dark and others I varied in color by blending the two paints.
The difference the stenciled blinds made is huge! I can't believe I didn't think of this earlier!
This upgrade was so much less than buying custom window coverings:)
For more details on how to do this project, and the colors I used please visit my blog post. The URL is below.
Wendi @ H2OBungalow
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  • D.c10778862 D.c10778862 on Feb 05, 2017
    What can you do with an old mauve colored cloth vertical? Def. Needs to be changed on or sliders with verticals can be costly for as big as my sliders are ..thanks

  • Pat Brickell Pat Brickell on Sep 15, 2017
    what kind of paint to use

  • Regina Regina on Apr 20, 2019

    Can you update vertical blinds with cloth material?

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  • Patty Patty on Apr 07, 2021

    I like that! I want to try using modge podge and fabric on a small vinyl blind. Funny I was just thinking about this the other day.

  • Carol de la Fuente Carol de la Fuente on Jun 10, 2022

    Excellent idea!!! I never would have thought of that idea!!!