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4 DIY bookshelves for summer

Summertime is a time for relaxation, reading, and lots of DIY projects.  But after a summer full of reading, where should all the books go?  Tune in for today’s Pinterest Fab 4: DIY Bookshelves for Summer Reading. DIY Fabric Hanging Book Display Get crafty with this first DIY bookshelf.  The Fabric Hanging Bookshelf display is a one of a kind bookshelf and easy to make.  Going in a kids room or play room?  Let your kiddos pick the fabric based off their favorite colors or patterns. Tools Needed: A 47-inch by 42-inch piece of fabric Two curtain rods – Check out the Blinds.com Adjustable 1″ Metal Drapery Hardware Level Stud Finder Sewing kit  DIY Drawer Bookshelf Have an old desk…

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Dorm Room Decor 101: Deck Out Your Desk

In college, a desk is so much more than a desk. It’s where you eat dinner, watch TV, put on your makeup and even where you fall asleep after studying into the wee hours of the night. We’ve rounded up the best college school supplies and DIY ideas to decorate your dorm room desk. Awesome Desks to Inspire You: This desk via the glitter guide is enviable, but so easy to recreate! Just hang some inexpensive shelves (like these) on the wall, add colorful accessories, and tape up photos and prints with washi tape. Like many dorm rooms, this basement study space from Mom Spark is lacking natural light. But with lots of indirect lighting it still feels bright and airy. Grab…

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3 Ways to Craft with Frosted Window Film

By | r July 11, 2014
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You’ve heard us talking about the amazingness of frosted window film before. We love the stuff. It’s inexpensive, easy to apply, and will give windows privacy without losing light! With Thomas Hicks Window Film, you can even get creative and cut out patterns before you apply it to the windows (in fact, we made a video about that!). 3 Great DIY Projects with Frosted Window Film We wanted to test the crafty potential of this amazing stuff, so we sent rolls of frosted window film to our craftiest blogger friends, and let them have their way with it. Here are 3 great projects that they came up with! Move Your Windows in The Right Direction Kim of Design Thoughts Interiors is an interior designer, and…

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Wood blinds meet Instagram decor success story

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We love seeing how customers enjoy our custom products.  Recently, one of our happy customers bragged on his windows and we LOVE it! This picture from cocteauboy on Instagram shows our lovely wood blinds installed in his home. The blinds look so amazing with the green paint on his walls, but would also go great with almost any other color too. The plants, framed print, and lamp make for a cool room with his custom blinds having it all come together. If you want to get this look, check out our monthly Blinds.com sale page for great deals and gorgeous look! Share your pictures of your Blinds.com products in your home by uploading to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.  Follow us on Instagram to see other customer’s photo…

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How to organize that dorm room!

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In college it’s easy to let cleaning get away from you. You’ve got a packed schedule full of classes and no one to tell or help your keep your room looking cute and clutter free! So after installing some blackout shades for sleeping in, what’s a college student to do? Here are some ways to keep your dorm room neat: 1. Stackable Containers Yes, you could just put your shoes into a huge pile by the door or you could put them in a storage unit that you can personalize any way you want. Since this is made out of PVC pipe it can be painted or just left white. Via removeandreplace.com 2. Over the Door Storage One necessity of every college…

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Crafting, Dorm Life and Becoming a Blinds.commer with Intern Evie

By | r July 2, 2014
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It’s summer and that means fun, talented interns are in the Blinds.com office! We’re thrilled to introduce you to Evie, our Social Media Content Intern, and one of the newest additions to the Blinds.com family. You’ll be hearing a lot more from Evie over the next few months, so read on to hear what this fun-loving crafter-extraordinaire is all about! – Abigail Since this is my first post, the first thing I want to say is how thrilled I am to be the Social Media Content Summer Intern for Blinds.com! I look forward to writing some great articles, pins, tweets, and more. Honestly, I didn’t know that much about the company before my interview. I had read through a few blog…

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Lift it, baby! What are the different window covering lift types?

  At Blinds.com, we want to make your shopping experience both easy and exciting.   With countless custom options, we know the purchase process can feel overwhelming – most specifically when it comes to lift types. Here, we’ll outline the most popular lift options available on a lot of Blinds.com products. Standard Pull Cord The standard pull cord is the most common lift you will see on binds or shades.  The standard pull features a sturdy cord that hangs straight along the side of the product. Choose between left or right side pull locations. The standard pull cord is not recommended for heavy products or on wide windows. Cordless The are many benefits to selecting the cordless option.  For starters, the blind or shade is…

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Get The Coziest Bed Ever – Dorm Room Decor

In college it’s important for your bed to feel cozy. You’ve left behind your ‘real’ bedroom, but with warm bedding, cute decor and the perfect bedside accessories, your dorm room bed will be feeling homey in no time. Here are our favorite dorm room decor ideas for the bedroom (or the corner that serves as one). Image via Little Booklet. Get Comfortable The first thing to buy when planning out your dorm room decor is a comforter. Find one you like and work off of its color scheme and style as you do the rest of your shopping. Here are a few we love: Dilan Confetti from Urban Outfitters A Good Bright’s Sleep from Mod Cloth Dreaming Porch Quilt from Mod…

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Dorm Room Decor 101: Make Your Front Door Fab

When it comes to college, first impressions are everything. We found some funky dorm room decor ideas that will make your door stand out from the pack and show passers-by how fun the folks inside are! Write White Here First thing’s first, you’ve got to have a whiteboard. It’s on every dorm checklist. You’ll use it to leave your roommate notes when you’re gone, and let you’re whole floor know about movie night at your place. A small generic whiteboard will do, but this DIY Framed Whiteboard is worth the crafting time. Via Voyages of the Creative Variety The Wonder of Washi Dress up your generic dorm door with a simple washi tape design. Washi tape peels off easily, so you…

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The Best 4th of July Party Ideas

Whether you’re having a blowout 4th of July party, or just want to make this year’s family gathering more special, we’ve rounded up the best snacks and decor for the occasion. Read on for lots and lots of 4th of July party ideas. Patriotic Ice Cubes Make simple drinks fun and fruity with raspberry and blueberry ice cubes. Via mom.me. DIY Old Fashioned Flag Bunting This classic flag bunting makes us think of breezy front porches, barbershop quartets wearing straw hats and 4th of July celebrations of yore. Via HMH Designs. Fun Fourth Photo Backdrop Make giant tassels with tissue paper and mylar and drape across an empty wall for an instant photo spot. Via Fab. Red, White and Blue Dipped…

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