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crafty types: top down bottom up mini blinds instructions?

Posted by minmin (My Page) on
Sat, May 14, 11 at 11:21

(I already posted this on the Decorating Forum, but am also posting it here. Thanks for your help!)

We live in a prewar apartment and the bathroom window is in the tub. I would like to bring more light into the bathroom without giving my neighbors a strip-tease show by replacing the bathroom miniblinds with ones that operate from the top down or bottom up.

Nobody sells such miniblinds; has anyone here down the hacker thing and done it themselves? Thanks for all your help.

I don't want to use shades, because they are fabric and will get wet. (though I could use a goretex type); I also don't want to etch the window or cover it with film, because I want to be able to see out when I want to.

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RE: crafty types: top down bottom up mini blinds instructions?

Some of those window films work well.I have them in my dining room,because of the afternoon sun,i can see out,but no onecan see in.I had mine don by professionals though as it's such a big window.But if yours is small you could probably do it yourself.

My bathroom window is above the tub as well,but high enough that all you can see is anyones head,if they are tall enough.

RE: crafty types: top down bottom up mini blinds instructions?

My bathroom window is in the shower! It is a full sized window. I hung a white plastic opaque shower curtain, doubled with the fold facing the shower head, over it. I can move the curtain aside because the spring rod is the full length of the tub. We do also have film on the bottom half of the window, and a big shrub outside.

I would like some of those bottom top blinds too in various places in my house, but it never occurred to me to try to retrofit regular blinds. To buy bottom-tops new is quite expensive. If any one knows how to do it, I'd love to hear it. BTW, I have friends who have them, and its kindof a disappointment to realize that the strings that raise and lower the blinds cover the window all the time, so you don't really get an unobstructed view.

Excuse my going on and on, but you have got me thinking about mounting a shade onthe bottom and pulling it upwards which wouldnt work well in a shower however. But that would just involve one string up the middle of the window where we have a muntin anyway.

Good luck.

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