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Abigail Sawyer

Abigail Sawyer

Abigail Sawyer is a Social Media Marketer for Blinds.com. As a newlywed, she’s on the hunt to outfit a new home with all things handmade, preppy and eclectic. Walking in the footsteps of Martha Stewart, she’s happiest when she’s crafting or whipping up a new recipe; although nothing beats curling up with a good book and some Girl Scout Cookies. Chat with her on twitter @BlindsDotCom + @whatabigailsaw and support her rampant pinning habit at @BlindsDotCom + @whatabigailsaw.

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How to Make New Plantation Shutters Fit Old House Windows – With Fox Hollow Cottage

Do you remember when we told you about Shannon, who’s ditching her crummy plastic blinds? After some blood, sweat and tears to get her nearly 100 year old house looking shiny and new, Shannon was ready to outfit her windows with gorgeous Norman Woodlore Plantation Shutters. But…there was a problem. Windows Gone Weird Old houses are full of quirky surprises and Shannon’s ornately framed windows were no exception. Each one was outfitted with three layers of stair step molding. It was pretty, but left her with hardly any room to mount window coverings. DIY Window Hack Shannon and her husband weren’t going to let weird windows crush their plantation shutter dreams. They whipped out the nail gun, wood glue, and…

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10 Things to Make with Old Plantation Shutters

r March 10, 2014 | B DIY Projects

We’re all for anything that saves one man’s trash from the land fill. If you have old plantation shutters lying around, or have nabbed some from a garage sale, there are tons of creative ways to upcycle them. Shutters Headboard Make a unique headboard with old shutters painted a fun color. If you have shutters in several sizes you can create an arch shape, although straight across will do too. Via Samantha Elizabeth Plant-tation Shutters Turn shutters with open slats into a succulent planter. Fill the slats with rocks and allow the little green guys to peek out. via Lila B. Design Shutter Pendant Lantern Tack 4 skinny shutters together to make a beautifully intricate shutter ‘lantern’. You can even adjust the…

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The Ultimate Guide to Blinds + Child Safety

r March 7, 2014 | B Home Safety

Not sure what all the fuss is about blinds cords and child safety? Get educated and find out why the Window Covering Safety Council recommends that only cordless window coverings are used in homes with small children. Educate yourself with some of our top child safety articles and find out how you can save when you upgrade to cordless blinds or shades. Checklist for Child Window Covering Safety Children and window cords don’t mix. Find out how to make your home the safest it can be. Safe Nursery Decor and Childproofing Tips Nursery decor is about more than choosing giraffes or hot air balloons for a theme. Here are a few nursery safety tips that’ll keep your baby’s room stylish…

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Crazy Wonderful Woven Wood Shades

r March 6, 2014 | B Uncategorized

Woven Wood Shades might be our favorite window covering (shh… don’t tell the draperies!). They add the perfect amount of texture to windows and glow beautifully with the sun behind them. Check out the magical light in the room below (sigh). Windows Get Crazy Wonderful These are a few of the reasons that design-savvy blogger Shelley of Crazy Wonderful chose bamboo blinds for her living room. But mostly she was tired of her windows being wide open for all the neighbors to see. Read Shelley’s Full Blinds.com Review at Crazy Wonderful! Here’s what Shelley had to say about her Blinds.com experience: “Before we had the bamboo blinds up it was not only exhibitionist central, but the windows looked SO blah. We…

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5 Surprising Ways Your Home is Losing Energy

r March 5, 2014 | B Energy Saving, Seasonal Trends

Did you know that your home is losing energy right now? Even the tiniest air leaks can add up to big unwanted temperature changes in your home. Find out where leaks are happening, and how to seal them up. Top 5 Air Leaks in the Home and How to Stop Them: 1. Unsealed Windows and Doors Take a huge step towards a more energy efficiency by caulking around cracks in window and door frames. Check for cracks by moistening your hand with water and running it around drafty areas. An air leak will feel like air blowing through a straw on your hand. Use a clear paintable caulk on the interior window frame so you can cover it up later if…

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On the Spot: Polka Dot Decor

r February 28, 2014 | B Home Decor

Did you know how Polka Dots got their name? Some think they’re inspired by the short tuba blasts that are the polka’s most memorable characteristic feature. Others believe that the polish word for “little woman,” polka, was naturally applied to this petite, feminine print. Learn more about where polka dots came from in this article from The Hairpin. Polka Dot Decor Add a shot of happiness to your home with these dotty pieces for the home. Gold Polka Dot Pillow Cover – Grinn Polka Dotted Potholders – Anthropologie Polka Dot Cereal Bowl – Fishs Eddy Blue vs. Pink Wall Clock – Etsy Painted Dot Airgo Chair – PB Teen Dualit Emma Bridgewater Toaster – John Lewis Green Paper Straws – Cutetape…

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HomeTalk Heroes Fire House Remodel Reveal!

r February 27, 2014 | B Charity, Home Decor

What a transformation! As we told you earlier this week, bloggers Dria and Nina have been hard at work giving Fire Station 1 in Hudson, MA a brand new look. Before: Before Dria and Nina got their hands on it the room was drab, cluttered and truly falling apart in many places. After: Dria and Nina gave the space a modern, masculine look with a bold graphic rug, black leather recliners and fresh window treatments. Windows with Industrial Flair Grommet curtains are a more modern hardware choice and give windows a cleaner look. They chose the Geneva Grommet Drapery Panels and added another industrial touch with DIY curtain rods made from conduit pipes. See more photos from the big reveal…

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Say Goodbye to Plastic Blinds: Oregon Cottage Gets a Window Makeover

r February 26, 2014 | B Home Decor, Real Customer Photos

UPDATE:  Woo hoo!  Check out the grand reveal here of Shannon’s awesome plantation shutters!   Blogger Shannon Fox of Fox Hollow Cottage had just finished installing her new wood floors, when she and her husband looked around and had a shocking realization. Here’s what Shannon wrote to her readers: “Come flash back with me… to the day we completed our new wood floors. Let me share with you the first words out of Jim’s (my husband) mouth when he stood back to admire his handy work; ‘I don’t care what it costs, we have got to get rid of those mini blinds!’” In their gorgeous new space, crummy plastic blinds were just bringing the look down. She decided to upgrade her old mini…

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3 Alarm Decor Emergency – Firehouse Remodel with Hometalk Heroes

r February 25, 2014 | B Charity, Home Decor

Decor savvy bloggers Dria and Nina saw the state of Fire Station 1 in Hudson, MA and decided to partner with home improvement community, Hometalk to lend a hand. They started Hometalk Heroes as a way to give these unsung heroes a less outdated and cluttered space to come to work everyday. See Firehouse 1 Before With the help of some of the biggest brands in home decor and top interior design bloggers, Dria and Nina are transforming the station from a neglected mess to a modern hangout that’s worthy of the lifesaving work these heroes do. We’re honored to be a part of this small project that will make a big difference in the lives of Hudson’s firefighters. Dria and Nina…

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Meet Our New Friend Stevie

r February 24, 2014 | B Blinds.com Culture

We were honored to attend the National Stevie Awards for Best Sales and Customer Service in Las Vegas this weekend. The Stevie Awards are the world’s most premier business awards. Winners are selected from over 1,500 nominations and judged by an elite panel of 129 business leaders. Here’s What Blinds.com Brought Home: Best Sales Team of the Year Sales gurus Chris and Kathy celebrate the win with an on-stage selfie! Best Customer Service Department of the Year Sharon and Rachel bring home gold for the Customer Service team. Senior National Sales Executive of the Year  Congrats to our very own Steve Riddell! Blinds.com’s Sharon Scheckter Accepts the Award for Best Customer Service Department of the Year Blinds.com’s first employee Sharon Scheckter,…

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