HOA requires me to change blind color
I moved in to our house about 1.5 years ago. About 6 weeks ago, I received a notice saying that our blinds have violated the CC&C rules. I digged out the 300+ pages documents and did saw that it is mentioned blinds or curtains can only be white, off white or beige. I think I may have read that before moving in, but unfortunately never crossed my mind when I ordered our custom blinds. My blinds are dark maple, 2 inch real wood. They are beautiful, both from inside and from outside. But the management office claimed in their 2nd notice that it is to protect the house value. The house price here has dropped 30-40% since it was first built in '05-06. (Of course not because of blinds!) I can explain more, and my thoughts about all these, but I am mainly asking for creative ideas here to have some peace and not deal with the HOA again.
I have 7 pieces of blinds facing outside from 2nd and 3rd floor. It's a 3-story house. They claimed only blinds from 2nd floor in their notice. But I don't want them to come back later and point to the blinds on the 3rd floor just because they didn't notice the first time. Maybe the blinds were opened when they came to see the first time.
I have also 3 pieces of blinds facing the side of the house, and the side is facing another house which is only about 10 feet away. There is no window on my neighbor house that face this side. So I don't think I want to do anything about it if possible.
Besides taking apart all the blinds pieces and paint them, what else can I do? (and if I were to paint some of them, I would have to all the blinds on the side to make them all look the same from inside.
There is only 1/2 inch of space between the blinds mount and the window so I don't know if I can easily mount anything in between.
Thanks in advance.