Threading blinds

smb2003October 23, 2010

Hi,

I just got new wooden blinds in my house and need to shorten them. I have everything set except I need to thread the lift cord back into the bottom slat. I have tried doing this for an hour and am going absolutely flippin' nuts! I can't get the cord into the bottom slat. I tried burning the bottom of the cord so that it wouldn't fray and that isn't working.... Is there something I can use to thread the cord back through? Please help before I end up in a straight jacket! ;-)

Thanks!

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housefairy

They do make large upholstery needles. However, I would try either a thin hard piece of plastic or a very thin screwdriver. Even a recipe card might work. Basically fold the string over the end of the stiff plastic or screwdriver and push through the hole. Hope that makes sense.

    Bookmark   October 24, 2010 at 10:29PM
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smb2003

The thin plastic worked! Thanks!

    Bookmark   October 26, 2010 at 8:02AM
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