8.12.2009

Mini Blind Love

Jenny from Little Green Notebook is one of my favorite daily reads. Her creativity and design style always has me swooning. Well, yesterday she posted a pic that got my wheels turning...


The grosgrain slatted blinds would be perfect for our home. We currently have white blinds on all the large window across the back of our house. I think adding this touch would make them extra special. Curtains are always an option, but with little hands that happen to also eat in the same areas it's just not practical. We never raise the blinds so I am thinking this would make a great DIY project.

I am thinking a greek key trim would add a nice touch. Anybody ever do anything like this? I would love to know how it worked out.

Oh, and yes this is the day I am suppose to update you all on my spending hiatus, well I am thinking I will take this month off. I will share later, I am sure.

20 comments:

Blueprint Bliss said...

I love Jenny's blog, too. Great ideas. And that greek key trimming is great...can't wait to see the results.

ashley&christy2001 said...

I think the greek key's will be an awesome addition, I have never tried it myself but seen it done online.

nkp said...

She constantly wows me with her projects and ability to get things done!

I have white-painted wood slatted blinds on all the back windows of my house. When we ordered them, we added white cotton tape (similar to grosgrain). It makes for a nice finishing touch. I love the idea of a bright pop of pattern and color. If I were to do it all again, I think I would have gone with simple black ribbon, much easier to keep clean.

Design Esquire said...

I think the greek key trim will look beautiful!

sarah @ realestatestyle said...

Love greek key!!

banananutmeg said...

I haven't tried the ribbon on windows, but I did make roman shades from mini blinds using her tutorial. They took 2 hours max from start to finish, and turned out EXCELLENT! The fabritac was the best way to get the fabric to adhere to the blinds, and I wouldn't recommend doing the project without them. I hadn't heard of it before and had to search all over hobby lobby (no success) and then resorted to amazon to find some, only to find it at walmart in the craft section for $3 a bottle two weeks later. good luck.
I came over from Jennyology.

joy refurbished said...

I love the different textures in the room.
Lovely.
Good luck with your project

Char said...

I love greek key as it has some color but is still structured enough to add a design element to the room.

Heather said...

Hi Paula,
I added some trim to some Roman Shades that I made, and actually just posted about that last night! Take a look at my blog and see!
I really like the trim you chose, and think they'd add a really nice touch!

eco-stylista said...

What a fab idea! I am thinking about making something similar so I am curious how you would do it...

Rebecca said...

those are fantastic blinds! our blinds are dark wood - would love to brighten up the cabin with those!

Kristin said...

What a fabulous idea! I'm loving that light fixture too!

Jennifer said...

Jenny is ridiculously talented. Everyday when I read her blog I think, "why didn't I think of that?"

This would be really pretty! I don't know how the prices are at M&J, but L&S has some Greek Key trim, too.

Britt said...

I saw this on Little Green Notebook, too, and was hoping that someone would try it out. I don't have any blinds or I would jump on it! I'm excited to see how you do this!

LindsB said...

I love that trim, I think it would look amazing on anything!

Jenny said...

Thanks for the love, Paula!! I love the greek key trim idea (although, I love greek key trim on just about everything!!) Please let us know how your project works out and I'll do the same if I ever get around to doing it!

j

Waxy said...

I am liking the trim! Let us know how it turns out and how you went about doing it!

Blair said...

Oh great idea and adore the idea of the greek key pattern. I have never done anything like this and can't wait to see how it turns out if you try!

Hanako66 said...

I love the idea...please try a DIY, I want to see!

Lily G. said...

What a great idea!