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Mindy Schultz

Mindy Schultz

Mindy is a recent lover of all things Pinterest, writing blogs for The Finishing Touch, and finding awesome books to download on her new iPad. She also is an avid Ellen DeGeneres fan… but really… who isn’t?!

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Customer Service FAQ – How to Fix a Crooked Shade

You’re tuning into to another ‘Window FAQ’ post from Mindy, a fabulous Customer Service Representative here at Blinds.com. Have a window covering question you’d like help with? Leave a comment below! Have a shade that is crooked or just does not hang properly?  Well you’ve come to the right place to learn how to fix it!  There are of course a number of different styles of lift features and products, but in today’s FAQ, we are going to focus on: How to Fix a Crooked Shade with a Standard Pull Cord Tools needed:  Carpenter’s Level, Metal Measuring Tape Step 1: Use a Carpenter’s level to make sure the brackets, window and mounting surface are level. Step 2: If the brackets…

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Customer Service FAQ – Need Blinds Quickly?

You’re tuning into to another ‘Window FAQ’ post from Mindy, a fabulous Customer Service Representative here at Blinds.com. Have a window covering question you’d like help with? Leave a comment below! With summer approacing fast, it can only mean one thing – HOT HOT Temperatures! If your like us, summer also means the start of DIY projects and lots of redecorating and remodeling.  We also hope it means more window treatments for all pronto!  And lucky for you, with our ONE DAY blinds, we’ve got you covered (no pun intended!). By simply clicking on the “Expedited Production” box during checkout, like the below image, you can get some of our most popular products made in just ONE business day!  Now that’s getting blinds…

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FAB 4 – Pinterest Wallpaper Style!

Bring wallpaper to life with these Pinterest - FAB 4 – Wallpaper finds: I am always having fun browsing through the thousands of different Pinterest images, but especially liked these Pinterest Wallpaper ideas.  Check out 4 creative ideas to turn any boring room into a simply fabulous one! Wallpaper and Wood I fell in love with this wallpaper idea – perfect for any wood project: table, bench, chairs, floors, even picture frames!  Old or new, pick out your favorite pattern (I love the floral in the picture below) and sandpaper it down to create your unique look.  Create a vintage feel by using old wallpaper – and whats great is if you recycle the paper, its Green too! Dress up your Dresser…

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Design Help From Your Smartphone – 5 DIY Apps

r April 30, 2013 | B Design Links, DIY Projects

Smartphones are capable of doing so much these days, so it is no surprise they can act as your personal Design Consultant as well!  Check out the following DIY Apps to see how you can get started on your next project - its just a touch away! 1.  ColorSmart by BEHR Ever try and paint your walls the same color as your favorite new throw blanket?  Well thanks to this App, matching colors has never been so easy.  Take a photo of the item you are trying to match, and then, just like that, ColorSmart by BEHR will help you find a paint color that works.  Use the Store Locator to help find a store near you. 2. iHandy Level Forgot to buy…

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Window FAQ: How to Measure for Bay Window Blinds

The home on the show, Full House, was the quintessential Bay Window in my opinion! The beautiful Victorian style home was such an iconic image for all children of the 80s.  Bay windows add so much character to any home, so it is important to get your window treatement right!  Check out some tips on how to measure for a bay window: Find your Product: Before you can even think about taking your measurements, it is important to select your product first.  Each blind will have a different depth that will come into play when installing.  Be sure to look on our website for the different depth requirements per product.  Take the inside mount fully recessed measurement for an accurate result: How to Measure: Now it’s time…

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Spring has Finally Sprung – Spring Pinterest Fab 4

Spring is finally upon us! The gloomy winter days are gone and it is at last time to bring color back into your home.  Be sure to check out our recent blog post on what colors and products are hot this spring – The Hottest Spring Colors Come To Your Windows. Pinterest is full of DIY crafty ideas.  Check out 4 of our top picks to bring Spring into your home this season with our Spring Pinterest Fab 4 Picks: DIY Citrus Wreath Never judge a book by its cover?  Well in the home décor world, the outside of your home is just as important as the inside.   Let your home speak for itself with this warm invite.  This Pinterest…

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WINDOW FAQ: Best Window Coverings for French Doors and Sliding Glass Windows

You’re tuning into to another ‘Window FAQ’ post from Mindy, a fabulous Customer Service Representative here at Blinds.com. Have a window covering question you’d like help with? Leave a comment below! Tips on Patio Doors… Patio doors provide homes with access to fresh air and the beautiful outdoors.  And, since they are the focal point in any room, you of course want the perfect window coverings! Today, we have created a few patio door tips that we think will help with your next purchase – enjoy! There are two kinds of patio doors: French doors and Sliding Glass Windows French Doors Cell shades are the perfect option for French doors.  Their low profile design prevents the shades from sticking out…

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WINDOW FAQ: Should I install my blinds as an Inside or Outside Mount?

You’re tuning into to another ‘Window FAQ’ post from Mindy, a fabulous Customer Service Representative here at Blinds.com. Have a window covering question you’d like help with? Leave a comment below! Inside Mount vs. Outside Mount  At Blinds.com, we strive to make ordering blinds online both easy and exciting.  Here is a common FAQ that should help make your experience just that! One of the first questions I get asked in Customer Service is “How should I install my blinds… Inside or Outside Mount?” First things first… check your window depth!  Do you have a shallow window or a deep window? *If you missed our last FAQ on Window Depth, be sure to check out the following link:  Do I Have Enough…

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WINDOW FAQ: Do I Have Enough Window Depth for My Blinds?

You’re tuning into to another ‘Window FAQ’ post from Mindy, a fabulous Customer Service Representative here at Blinds.com.  Have a window covering question you’d like help with?  Leave a comment below! Are My Windows Deep Enough? At Blinds.com, we strive to make ordering blinds online both easy and exciting.  Here is an answer to a common FAQ that should help make your experience just that! Window depth should actually be the first thing a consumer looks into – even before selecting their product!  You can measure your windows perfectly, but if you don’t have the right depth, the blind will still not fit in the window – frustrating right?   Start out by using a steel measuring tape to see how deep…

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Window FAQ: Where can I find window valance replacement clips?

r June 21, 2012 | B FAQ Customer Service

You’re tuning into to another ‘Window FAQ’ post from Mindy, a fabulous Customer Service Representative here at Blinds.com.  Have a window covering question you’d like help with?  Leave a comment below!  Where can I buy replacement clips for my valances? I get this question everyday and it never ceases to amaze me how excited customers are over the solutions. First things first, if you need any sort of replacement parts for your window coverings,  you can order missing parts on our website here or check out this window covering parts inventory website:  www.blindsparts.com. However, valance clips are unique to the specific blinds that you have, so you might not be able to find the exact clips you already have if it’s been…

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