Wednesday, July 10, 2013

bamboo blinds!

we hung them! Well, first I should say I found some, in the right sizes, in the right color. And they didn't even have to be cut to size for me (phew, much easier). They are these from Home Depot.  They didn't have them at the Home Depot in the city (city hardware stores are so much smaller, and carry so much less!), but I have found them in the 'burbs. I was really happy that they didn't have to be cut down to size, since we have many windows, and many windows that are different sizes (and very tall). 

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They're actually a medium brown - they look pretty dark in these photos, but they're a nice simple light brown. They are privacy shades, in the respect that the bamboo isn't stacked up and down, it's stacked to where there is another piece of bamboo staggered behind each one, so that they overlap and create no gaps to see through. They don't have blackout liner, though, which I am happy about, because I didn't necessarily want it to be pitch black dark in the rooms that they are in when they are down. Anyway, I'm glad that I waited to find the right ones, because I really like them. The prices weren't bad, either (even though many people suggested amazon.com and overstock.com for shades, I could never find a color/size/privacy option that suited me on there.)

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It took us like two hours to hang four of these (there is one on the front door, too), which was a pain, but it was mostly learning how to hang them -- I'm hoping the next round (kitchen!) will be quicker. Not fun.

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also - ignore my living room. it looks terrible right now... I canNOT wait to start redecorating it! it'll be an overhaul - new couch, new rug, new chairs -- all in order. 

20 comments:

  1. is that coffee table from CB2? I'm trying to figure out if it's big enough for my living room.

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    1. it is! as you can see, its too small for our living room now, but i have loved it for two years or so!

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  2. They fit perfectly! can't wait to see what you have planned for the rest of the room.

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  3. I'm so jealous that they fit perfect! Keep them up a lot though.. I'm so in love with those windows that I'd hate to see them covered:)

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    1. thank you... and yes, we plan to keep them up more often than not - i love the windows, too!

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  4. I love your new home! Any chance you would share the builders info?

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    1. his name is christopher leerssen!

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  5. Congrats on finding some that fit! Dressing windows always makes it feel more like home. A new couch? You just had that one re done? Alison

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    1. hey! it was actually about three years ago that i had it redone :) and i do still love it! we will move it upstairs. it's a petite couch, so it's a little small for our new living room. it was perfect for the condo though, and i always knew when we moved it'd be too big for a normal sized house! but, it'll be perfect in our bedroom!

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    2. Wow you must have a big bedroom. Wow buying all new stuff what fun that will be. Have a great weekend... Alison

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  6. There are many different kinds of window blinds, using different systems and .... but in the US these are now usually referred to as wood blinds or bamboo blinds. blinds ashford

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  7. Wow, those bamboo blinds even match your wooden floor too! I love the "feel" of your living room with all the wooden features matching. It makes it look modern, raw, and comfortable. That's how I want my living room to feel like when I choose my blinds. What tips do you have for choosing blinds to match your living room?
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  8. I have always been a fan of Earthy and natural decor. These bamboo blinds look super durable. Additionally, they look like they really keep out the sunlight really well. My wife and I love to watch movies in the evening. For this, we need to find great quality blinds to block out the setting sun.
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  9. Bamboo materials and furniture are very popular nowadays. People are using bamboo made home used things these days. I have also used bamboo furniture in my room and they are really good and reliable too. This bamboo blind also looking nice and effective for the window. I perhaps feel that bamboo window covers are really good to use.

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