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And The $1000 Winner Is…

By | r February 14, 2014
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We gave you the chance to show your windows that you LOVE them by entering for a chance to win a $1000 Blinds.com window makeover. By ordering free samples you could’ve won $1000 worth of window blinds, shades, shutters and more to spend on your latest home decorating project. We chose a winner just in time for Valentine’s Day! Let’s give a big congrats to… Joan B.!   If your name is Joan B. check your inbox for a message from the Blinds.com crew!   If You Didn’t Win this Time… You can still get big savings during February! Shop our extended Valentine’s Day Sale before it’s over!

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How to Shorten Blinds – Window FAQ

If you own wood or faux wood blinds that are too long, there’s no need to replace them. You can shorten them at home in a few easy steps. Read on to learn how to shorten wood blinds. So Your Blinds Are Too Long? Let’s Fix That! First let’s get to know your blinds a bit. There are two cords you need to know about. Running through the center of each slat is a thicker cord called the lift cord. The second cord called the ladder cord, weaves around each slat and runs along the front and back of the blinds. The last ‘slat’ of your blinds is called the bottom rail and pushed into it are two or more bottom…

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Meet Blinds.com at the Texas Home & Garden Show!

By | r February 7, 2014
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Calling all Houston Friends!  All weekend we’ll be at the Texas Home and Garden Show. Stop by to see hundreds of home professionals with exciting new products for your casa and patio. Want to chat with our awesome designers in person? See product samples? Get a free consultation? Look for the Blinds.com banner! We’ll be waiting at booth 755 with exclusive discounts, cash prizes and designers ready to help you find the right window covering on the spot! Get Your Ticket and Learn More! Tweet us @BlindsDotCom if you’ll be there!

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‘Tis the Season of Love: DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts and Crafts

Whether you’re looking for a DIY gift for your sweetheart or homemade Valentine’s Day decor for home, love and creativity are in the air this February 14th! Have some fun with my favorite DIY Valentine’s Day gifts and decor this February! DIY Valentines Cards We all have days when we need to be reminded how much the people in our lives care about us.  That’s why this DIY Valentine’s card idea is so perfect. Choose a Hallmark card for every occasion and come up with as many “Open when…” ideas as you can.  To save money you can print cards at home or make your own.  No matter who your special someone is, they will love this thoughtful gift! DIY Valentines Day Garland The possibilities…

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Attic Organization Tips – Season By Season

By | r February 5, 2014
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Is your attic the bane of your household storage? Well, it’s time to do something about it! With each season you can tackle a different task, and after a year you can have your attic in a much better state. Grab your tape and a sharpie and get ready for some tips from guest blogger Judson Crowder of Restorganize. Winter – Peek Inside and Categorize Winter is a good time to get up in the attic and start going through boxes. Yes, it’ll be cold, but you’ll be moving around and you won’t be required to wear a parka. If you have to wear a parka, then wait for it to warm up a bit. Or pick an unseasonably warm Saturday to start….

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Four Ways to Get Organized in 2014

The New Year brings a new you, new clothes, new health, new goals – and in my opinion, the best way to start “new” with any aspect of your life, is by getting organized! Pinterest Fab 4: Four Ways To Get Organized in 2014 Clever Kitchen Organization Ideas If you’re anything like me, you spend little as little time as possible cooking or cleaning.  Just saying – the microwave is my best friend.  But, having a crazy organized kitchen might be just the trick to getting me to the stove. The less mess, the less stress, and the more likely I will start picking up the spatula.  Here are 14 Clever Kitchen Organization Ideas I found on Pinterest that might…

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Make a Valentine’s Day Banner with Crafty at Home

By | r January 31, 2014
B DIY Projects, Home Safety

Spread some love at home with a simple felt banner for Valentine’s Day. It’s tempting to pick up new seasonal decor every year, but that can get awfully pricey. Why now make this year’s holiday decor?  You’ll save lots and can brag about your handiwork! How to Make A Valentine’s Day Banner Welcome guests into your home with this cheerful sign on the door. What You Need: White Felt – Small sheet Red Felt – Large sheet. We bought about a yard. Ink Pen  Scissors Hot Glue Gun Dowel Rod - Cut 2″ wider than your felt banner will be. Baker’s Twine Pom-Pom Trim How To Make A Valentine’s Wall Hanging 1. Trace banner shape onto red felt and cut out. Ours is…

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How to Stop Flashing Your Neighbors and (Finally) Get Your Windows Covered

By | r January 30, 2014
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Chicagoans Kim and Scott bought a very old house, ripped it to the studs, and after months of remodeling are on their way to their dream home. We were first introduced to the couple before they were homeowners and have been following their progress at Yellow Brick Home ever since. Diving in Head First This 200+ year old house came to Kim and Scott in a crumbly, closed off, and very orange state. A lot of changes were in store. Who doesn’t love a brown glass chandelier? The couple took saved a lot by doing a good portion of the demolition themselves. Once everything was stripped down, they handed the reigns over to their trusty contractor. He took on larger…

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Move Forward or Look Back? Fabric Trends from Heimtextil 2014

Heimtextil, the largest trade fair for interior textiles in the world, takes place each January in Frankfurt, Germany.  This is where interior designers, architects and retail buyers go to source new fabrics and spot emerging design trends. Each year, a group of prominent visionaries are chosen to identify the key themes for the upcoming season, and are given the freedom to design museum-quality, visually stimulating exhibits to show products that can be found at the trade fair that support their findings.  Their deliverables also include a 45 minute presentation and a book. This year’s exhibit was spectacular, as usual! Kate Franklin and Caroline Till from the FranklinTill Design Consultancy were responsible for developing the vision for the Trend Forum 2014. …

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Give Your Home Office a Mod Makeover

By | r January 28, 2014
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With more and more people telecommuting regularly, it’s vital to have a dedicated work space at home – and even better to have a stylish one.  Make your home office a place you actually want to work with this uncluttered design. Modern Industrial Home Office Decor Designer Ann Ueno from House & Host brings us bright colors and sleek furnishings that are gender neutral enough for a shared office space. Unassuming pieces like this stand alone book case and Lucite desk will allow you to carve out an office space in the corner of the living room or a spare bedroom. A bold geometric rug like this one from CB2 will allow you to visually define the space. A clean-lined roller…

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