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Crafty at Home: Really Easy Pillow Covers from The Happier Homemaker

r May 16, 2013 | B DIY Projects

It’s time to pull out the patio furniture for lazy days of lemonade sipping and relaxing. Are your pillows looking a little lackluster after being crammed in the garage all winter? Make pretty pillow covers in just a few minutes with this tutorial from Melissa at The Happier Homemaker.   DIY Pillow Covers from The Happier Homemaker   With some decorative pillows running at $80-$100, this project is truly a godsend. Read on for step-by step instructions. Supplies Sewing Machine About a Yard of Fabric – Melissa used a shower curtain that’ll be more durable outdoors. Coordinating Thread Straight Pins An Old Pillow   What to Do 1. Cut fabric to the exact width of your pillow and 2.5 times the length…

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Do You Love Your Mama? Blinds.comers Do!

r May 10, 2013 | B Blinds.com Culture

  None of us would be where we are today without moms and mother figures in our lives. In honor of mother’s day, we asked our employees, “What did your mom teach you about decorating?” Here’s what they had to say:   What did your mom teach you about decorating? “My mom is a master home decorator.  I love the fact that her house never looks the same twice, it is in a constant state of change which keeps things interesting. Because of her, I now decorate like a crazy person for any season or holiday that tickles my fancy.  It’s fun shopping for little decorative items (especially after the fact on clearance sale!) to tuck into corners of rooms, to jazz…

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Crafty at Home – Spirograph Upcycling

r April 29, 2013 | B DIY Projects

Do you still have a spirograph somewhere in the back of your closet? “Spiromania” really hit the US when it was introduced as a creative children’s toy in 1966. Kids have been going to town creating psychadelic, geeky designs for generations since.   Your eyes won’t believe what your hands have done!   Crafty at Home: Spirograph Upcycling We decided to bring back this classic toy to upcycle t-shirts, tote bags, and other neglected items from around the house that need some groovy flair. Download the Printable Instructions!   Spirograph Kit – Find them on Amazon Ultra Fine Point Sharpies – Only fine tip markers will fit in Spirograph holes Cardboard Cotton T-Shirt Canvas Tote Bag Paper Covered Notebook Blank Note…

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The Surprising History of Blackout Curtains

Today blackout shades are a godsend to daytime sleepers and those who like to get some extra shut eye on the weekends. Not to mention the ambiance they create for a home movie viewing. But, did you know that blackout curtains got their start during World War II? Put That Light Out! There’s A War On! How To Hide An Entire City When nighttime air raids threatened many major cities in northern Europe, area-wide blackouts were instated. Allied leaders believed that without man-made light coming from cities, bomber planes would have trouble navigating by sight and reaching their targets.   Cover up! Blackout regulations began to be enforced in Britain in 1939. They required that all windows and doors were…

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The Dos and Don’ts of Cordless Blinds

No matter how insignificant it may seem, intuitive design can remove many of life’s little headaches add to stress and frustration. Have you ever made a fool of yourself jerking a blinds cord from side to side trying to adjust it? We believe that basic operation shouldn’t be a challenge. That’s why Blinds.com offers an alternative that makes raising your blinds effortless, and even a little fun – cordless. Free Cordless During April! During April we’re offering a free cordless upgrade for many top products, but time’s almost up! The sale ends 3/31. Free Cordless Upgrade on Blinds.com Brand Shades Free Cordless on Bali Shades Free Cordless on Graber Blinds and Shades   The Dos and Don’ts of Cordless Blinds Cordless…

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The Hottest Spring Colors Come To Your Windows

Ready to shed those drab winter layers and liven up your look for spring? In the fashion world, Spring 2013 is blooming with bright colors that don’t hold back. Your home decor can fall victim to a wash of greys and oatmeals during winter too, so brighten it back up with spring’s hottest hues on your windows.   Cellular Shades in Top Spring Colors Cellular shades are the colored skinny jeans of the window fashion world. They can be dressed up or down, are uber functional, always crisp, and a no brainer solution to brighten up a room. Our Norman Brand Cellular Shades have just undergone a complete color makeover with extensive research into what’s trending now in the home…

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Real Customer Photo: Embrace Color with Shutter Style Wood Blinds

One of our customers needed blinds to cover the variety of window shapes and sizes in her living room. In the end, she achieved a cohesive look with Bali 2 1/2″ Northern Heights Shutter Style Wood Blinds in every window. She originally favored white as a safe choice, but with a helpful nudge from her husband she chose the more adventurous Saddle Brown. “Extremely Pleased!!” Here What She Had To Say: “I utilized the design consultant prior to purchasing the blinds. Somewhat hesitant about the 2 1/2 inch blinds since my front windows are very large. I initially selected white, however hubby convinced me that I shouldn’t be afraid of color. We decided on the saddle brown. “Hubby convinced me…

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Perk Up Your Patio With Outdoor Sun Shades

Spring is here, and the seasonal clean up doesn’t have to be limited to inside spaces. Tidy up your patio for the warmer days ahead. Sweep off the porch, wipe down furniture, wash cushion covers, and hang some exterior shades to keep your space cool and comfortable. Outdoor Shades from Blinds.com Solar shades are made with solar screen fabric that is available with varying degrees of light blockage ranging from 60- 90%. Fabrics with higher light blockage ratings will give superior UV protection, but allow for less visibility. They are most popular in southern climates where summers are longer and heat is more intense. If you want to keep your great view, but still need moderate sun protection for family or fragile…

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Real Customer Story: Solar Shades for Seaside Home

One of our customers needed new window shades to protect her family and coastal California home from harmful UV rays. She chose the Phifer Premium Sheerweave Solar Shades and they’re perfect for her ocean view picture windows. They keep out glare, without blocking  her beautiful view. “These Blinds Are Great!”   Hear What She Had to Say: “These blinds are perfect for my home at the ocean. I needed to reduce glare from the setting sun but hated to cover up the view. When I found out about solar shades I was thrilled. I ordered one shade for my laundry room just to find out the quality and how well the view could be seen through them.” “When I found out…

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Roller Shades Are Back + New Colors!

With clean lines and unbeatable functionality, roller shades are making a stylish comeback. More and more designers are bringing in roller shades to pair with minimalist modern designs. Although the nostalgic pull downs are  perfect for arts and crafts homes as well. Read more about window treatments for historical homes To keep up with this recent resurgence, we’ve given the Blinds.com Brand Roller Shade line a complete makeover. We are now offering new of-the-moment colors and designer fabrics for our most popular roller shades. New Designer Textiles for Roller Shades: Blinds.com Brand Signature Solar Shade Our Signature Solar Shades are perfect for preserving your beautiful view, while reducing glare and incoming heat, as well as protecting your furnishings from UV rays….

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