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Crafty at Home – Spirograph Upcycling

r April 29, 2013 | B Crafty at Home, 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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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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Weekend Blog to Browse: Simple Home Life

With vintage furniture the question always it, to paint of not to paint. If you’re at a loss for what to do, take a nod from our friend Jacqueline at Simple Home Life. She reimagines tables, chairs and dressers with a few coats of paint and perfect styling. Here are a few of our favorite furniture transformations from her site. Simple Home Life Vintage Makeovers: Herringbone Mid Century Dresser   Telephone Table   Herringbone Nightstand   Stenciled Tray Tables See even more of Jacqueline’s vintage revitalizations on her blog, Simple Home Life. If you live near Worchester, MA you can shop her collection at Crompton Collective, or buy pieces right from her site!   Feeling Inspired? Tell us what projects you’re itching…

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Crafty at Home – Melted Crayon Window Garland

r February 8, 2013 | B Crafty at Home, DIY Projects

Download Printable Instructions Here! We had some old crayons laying around and Cupid is coming soon! So, we couldn’t resist breaking out the craft supplies for a Valentines Day DIY Video. If your windows need a little extra prettiness, follow our step by step instructions to make a Melted Crayon Window Garland. You probably already have everything you need at home.  If not, this project will just cost you about $5 at the craft store. This is a great Valentines Day craft for kids to help with, but there are a few steps that should be done my mom or dad. Lets get crafting! Valentine’s Day Craft: Melted Crayon Window Garland What You’ll Need: Crayons in cheerful Valentine’s colors (Use…

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Valentine’s Day Craft Round Up

r February 7, 2013 | B DIY Projects

One of our favorite things is talking to our empowered customers who install blinds all on their own, and working with them to find creative solutions for their decor dilemmas. There’s a little DIYer inside of all of us. We like to get a little crafty around the offices of Blinds.com (can you tell?). We especially love getting the creative juices flowing and working with our hands. That’s why we’re excited to share 10 Valentine’s Craft Projects with you! We’re starting a series of DIY Craft Videos, filmed in the offices of Blinds.com, and we can’t wait to show you our first pretty creation tomorrow. Be on the look out, and get your scissors ready! 10 Valentine’s Crafts to Brighten Up Your…

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Blinds.com Bathroom Makeover on The Happier Homemaker

r January 15, 2013 | B As Seen On..., Real Customer Photos

Serene Bathroom Makeover on The Happier Homemaker Our friend Melissa is an amazingly creative DIYer and decorator who shares tutorials, recipes, and inspiration on her blog, The Happier Homemaker. Melissa has been focusing her design energy on a bathroom makeover over the last few months. She has the prettiest garden tun and chose to update the wall color with a soft powder blue (after having it taped for a few weeks and finally getting around to it – preach sister). As you can see the bathroom gets natural light and a stunning view of the wetlands from this nice, big window. However, when her neighbors started a remodel project that opened up the view to the bathroom she decided to start shopping…

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How to Winterize your Home for A Cozier Winter

Winter has arrived in full force, and in order to keep things cozy and warm it’s important to insulate your home against piercing drafts. These simple steps will help you winterize your home so your family will stay comfortable and your heating bill will cost you a lot less each month. Did You Know? - Properly winterizing your windows can save up to 15% on your energy bill. Make a Draft Snake to Snuggle Up Against Doors and Windows A Draft Snakes are wintertime door and window insulation standbys that worked just as well for grandma as they do today. These tubes of fabric can be filled with dried beans, kitty litter, rice, cotton, dried corn, or anything that will help…

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DIYs for the Dorm Room: Pinterest Fab 4

As we close out our Dorm Decor Series and Giveaway, we decided to feature some dorm friendly gems from Pinterest this time. Find out how to win HERE, but hurry because today’s the last day to enter! By now you’ve got the basics covered, but you may be ready for a mid-semester DIY project to add some flair to your room. De-stress after that first test by adding something easy to your room decor. 1. Over the Door Vanity Station- This beauty will help alleviate the morning traffic jam in the bathroom. Create a space of your own to get ready on the back of a closet door or elsewhere, and you’ll have one less fight with your roommate. 2….

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Pinterest Fab 4: Home and Honeycombs

r August 9, 2012 | B DIY Projects, Eco Chic, Pinterest Faves

If you’re giving your home a complete overhaul or continually tweaking your interior design like me, I hope you find some inspiration from a few of my favorite things on Pinterest: Prudent Baby- Behind the name are two fabulous bloggers, Jacinda and Jaime, who share tons of easy home sewing tutorials in the most whimsical fabrics. Follow their fabric and sewing tutorials boards to see how these prints could liven up your home. Also, check out Jaime’s video about creating a custom frame wall. It’d be perfect for a kid’s bedroom, craft space, or living room. Jenny Steffens Hobick- She is a former event planner who lives in the cutest town I’ve ever been to – Concord, Massachusetts. I was crushed to find…

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Window FAQ: How to clean cellular shades

r June 14, 2012 | B DIY Projects, FAQ Customer Service

As a Customer Service Representative here at Blinds.com, I love answering all the various questions that come my way – especially when the answers turn out to be surprisingly easy! Here’s one of the most frequently asked questions I get about window covering care: How do I clean my honeycomb cell shades? Depending on the spill or stain, cleaning your cellular shades can be a fast and easy task! Steps to follow to spot clean your cell window shades: Grab a plain white wash cloth to clean with – colors on the towel might bleed onto the shade Dampen the towel with warm water Sprinkle a gentle detergent (same used on clothes is fine) on the towel – no colored…

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