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

r July 2, 2014 | B Blinds.com Culture
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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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3 Surprising Ways to Decorate with Pastel Blinds

Don’t call us crazy yet. I bet you never thought you’d find yourself considering bright pastel blinds for your house, but neither did we. Blinds.com recently expanded the color collection for the Designer 2″ Wood Blinds to include dark espresso stains, bamboo slats, and 3 bright pastel paint colors. In the world of window coverings we see a lot of classic neutrals, but with spring in the air we’re ready for something bright and fun. Why Pastel? Pastels are making a huge splash in fashion and home decor. Designers are mixing them with neon, color blocking, or layering tons of pastels together for a soft, dimensional look. We love the pastel pop of color that bright SMEG fridges are bringing to homes….

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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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New! Simplicity Shutters That You Can Install Yourself

Plantation Shutters are a timeless, durable choice for homes of any style, but they can be intimidating to install without professional help. Within innovative new design, the Simplicity Wood Shutter is easy to install, even for a window novice. Learn More About Our Easiest Shutters:   We’ve designed a custom shutter with DIYers in mind, but there’s no loss in quality or style. The easy assembly follows steps you’ll be familiar with if you’ve ever assembled flat-packed Scandinavian furniture.   Shutter frames arrive already joined at corners and perfectly square. Just join the two sides of the frame by inserting the pin into the cam. Use a screwdriver to tighten the cam-lock and secure the two sides together. Hold the…

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Best Faux Wood Blinds – The LBD of Window Fashion

Want a classic look for your windows? White faux wood blinds come standard in many homes for a reason. They’re durable, keep out light, and blend perfectly with molding.  Plus, they look great from outside and comply with white-to-the-street home owners’ policies. Our customers have spoken, and they LOVE the Norman Ultimate 2 1/2″ Faux Wood Blinds. Hear what they had to say on Facebook and in Blinds.com reviews about these versatile window blinds. Humidity Safe Blinds for the Bathroom The Norman Blinds give classic beauty to this homeowner’s serene bathroom. With carrera marble and a claw foot tub, white blinds bring elegance and serenity. “I love these blinds! They arrived quickly, in individual boxes. My father and brother hung these in…

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Blinds.com Sale – See The Savings!

r September 14, 2013 | B Giveaways and Promotions

New Season, New Shades—Save on the Fabrics of Fall Looking for a simple, yet striking upgrade for your windows? Thanks to their huge selection of colors, simple styles and usability, shades are the perfect seasonal pick to bring that crisp autumn beauty indoors. This month, save 15% on selected shades from Blinds. com, including roller shades, solar shades, cellular shades and ALL of our Roman shades! September Savings—25% Off Levolor Blinds* Ready to save big heading into the fall season? Tackle your windows the traditional way with Levolor’s finely-crafted line of window blinds. In September, save 25% on Levolor Wood, Faux Wood and Vertical Blinds! *Excludes Aluminum blinds   End of Summer Sale—15% Off Graber Want to close your summer out in…

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Enjoying The Ride – My First Week at Blinds.com

r August 15, 2013 | B Blinds.com Culture

Meet Ruaa, our new HR Assistant and the latest member of our Blinds.com Team. She shares her thoughts after her first week in the Blinds.complex. My first week at GCC was truly unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. I was a bit nervous to start, a good nervous like the first day of school. School is to children, as work is to adults, no one really wants to go and that first day is always the best. After only being here a week, I have already begun to develop a whole new perspective in my experience of work. Meaning yes, my previous analogy still applies. Let me explain. You go to school in order to continuously improve your knowledge and education,…

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Blinds.com ‘Dream Big’ $5K Giveaway – Earn Extra Entries

r July 17, 2013 | B Giveaways and Promotions

Have you entered our $5000 cash giveaway? Whether you’re dreaming about a traveling adventure, home improvement projects, or making your wallet a little happier – we want to make your summer dreams come true! Find out how you can earn extra entries!   That’s it! Just three easy steps and you’ll be in the running to win a lot of moolah. Enter Here: 1. Fill out this 2 step form on our website 2. Enter on Facebook to earn extra entries 3. Follow the prompts on Facebook and share away! Good Luck!

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Natural, High-Class Tailoring – Grasscloth Roller Shades

Natural fibers make our hearts sing. They’re a renewable resource and bring gorgeous texture to the home in a wide array of applications. You’d better believe that they’re especially gorgeous on windows. Woven wood shades are the most common incarnation of natural window coverings, but if you’d like to see a dressier, cleaner look, try their cousin of the shade world – our brand new Grasscloth Roller Shades.   Effortless Style These lightweight textiles add breathless texture to any window size. The grasscloth fabrics are made with cellulose, polyester, and jute blended in beautifully complex weave patterns. Light filtering fabrics allow sunlight to gently enter while cutting glare and providing an added level of daytime privacy.   International Sensibility This collection…

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DIY Upholstered Cornice – Crafty At Home with The Local Cook

r July 11, 2013 | B Crafty at Home, DIY Projects

Our friend Wendy Hammond writes at The Local Cook about gardening, seasonal cooking, cheesemaking, home decor and more.  She’s schooling us in cornice construction as a part of our Crafty At Home Video Series.   Custom upholstery gives softness and an upscale feel to nearly any project. Just as upholstered headboards make bedrooms feel cozy and pulled together, a homemade cornice can really dress up windows. Cornices can be decoratively carved and stained to give wood blinds and other window treatments some crowning glory. This DIY upholstered cornice can be used to hide blinds when raised, cover up hardware, or simply add some color to your windows. Learn to Make a DIY Upholstered Cornice Get Started: DIY upholstery may sound intimidating, but with a staple gun…

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