Thursday, September 19, 2013

2 Dress Up Those Metal Blinds

Those blinds....those metal blinds. They seem to be in apartments, classrooms and offices everywhere. They must be REALLY cheap affordable.

 My new position, as an elementary reading coach, required me to change my location in the school. After 5 years of working in a WINDOWLESS room I was ECSTATIC to have not 1... but 2 windows!!

As I moved into my new space I discovered the metal blinds had seen better days...however I was NOT about to complain. Not with the outside world looking in!!


I tried to make the windows a little "cuter" by hanging some curtains but they just didn't fit above the blinds!


Lucky for me my friend Kim has the same lovely blinds in her classroom and during a recent visit she showed me how to "cute~sify"  them! (Thanks Kim!)
A quick trip to the craft store and I got down to business!

Supplies needed
  • Wireless Ribbon
  • Round magnets
  • Glue gun
  • Buttons

How to Dress Up Metal Blinds Cheap and Quick!

I used  hot to glue to attach round magnets to the back of the buttons.

How to Dress Up Metal Blinds Cheap and Quick!




How to Dress Up Metal Blinds Cheap and Quick!

Then I cut the ribbon and put it on the blinds using the button magnets! 
GENIUS!

Make a fast valance for metal blinds
After that I pulled up the blinds...to let the Sun Shine In!!...
Face it With a Grin...
Open up your Heart and
Let the Sun Shine In!
(sorry it is automatic for an elementary school 
teacher to turn everything into a song!)

Hung my curtain rod below the valance and VoilĂ  - Cute is BORN!!

A cheap, fast fix for Ugly Metal Blinds
A cheap, fast fix for Ugly Metal Blinds
A cheap, fast fix for Ugly Metal Blinds

A cheap, fast fix for Ugly Metal Blinds

It is the little things that make me smile!

Know someone with these awful metal blinds...(perhaps in your child's classroom?)
Make their day with this Quick Cheap Fix!!

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Thanks for reading!
xoxo
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2 comments:

  1. This is so cute! I love those small fixes that make something better. I just had to comment because, even though I'm 44 years old, Snoopy makes me smile!

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    1. Thank you Michele! Me too!!! I Love cheap and quick fixes to make something more "eye pleasing"!
      My whole classroom/office is filled with Snoopy because he makes me smile too!
      I'm so glad you commented to let me know we have that in common!
      Thanks for reading!
      xoxo

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