What to do with those ugly color vertical blinds after you have stage painted

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Integrity NW 40378289
Of course first and foremost, it to remove them completely from the window.  There are times however when they are not removable, due to sun damage risk, privacy or just plain old bad view.  I recently transformed a steel gray family room that was cold and dark to a warm light khaki color.  The blinds looked terrible with the new wall color.  My client thought she could live with them until budget would allow new window treatments.  She hated looking at them everyday.  I put my thinking cap on and we removed several of the panels and applied the wall color paint with a roller to both sides of the blinds.  WA la, were we amazed.  The blinds were re-fresh-ed and looked brand new with the new matching wall color painted onto them.  My client was so pleased and so was I.  At a recent home staging project my client has dark rose colored verticals and very outdated navy blue and white wall paper.  I recommended she remove the wp, prime and paint the walls with a SW Nomadic Desert and apply the same paint over the vertical panels and valance.  I can't wait to see the results.
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Jeanne Borgstrom, Realtor

Keller Williams Realty Integrity NW

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Comments (7)

Sheri Sanders
Berkshire Hathaway C Dan Joyner Realtors - Easley, SC
Realtor/Broker - Easley, SC Real Estate


What a great idea.  Thank you so much for sharing this tip with us.

Mar 30, 2008 02:49 PM
Katie Graham
Cherry Creek Properties, LLC - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate
Interesting. I never would have thought to paint them.
Mar 30, 2008 02:55 PM
Donata Morandi
2Glamour Inc. - Toronto, ON
This i s a great idea! I recently staged a beautiful house that had those white vertical blinds throughout. I was lucky because we could remove them and replace them with more suitable curtian. However, there were two bathromms that needed them for privacy. I have frosted the windows and removed the vertical blinds. The result was amazing.
Mar 31, 2008 01:15 PM
Barbara Cluck-Miksits
BCM Home Staging LLC - Ridgewood, NJ
Home Staging - New Jersey
Jeanne it is amazing what a roller and some paint can do. Thanks for sharing this idea with us.
Mar 31, 2008 03:23 PM
Kathy Riggle
Houston Home Staging

I have seen these painted with a paint sprayer, but good to know that a roller can work also-if they HAVE to stay...


Apr 01, 2008 08:24 AM
Kristina Leone
Lionheart Home Staging, LLC - Minneapolis, MN

Great tip!  I never thought about painting vertical blinds!  Thanks for sharing!

Kristina, KFM Staging & Design - a Minnesota Home Staging Company 

Apr 01, 2008 10:27 AM
Kristi Oliver
Atlanta Staging & Design - Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager
I never thought that would work.  I have a house in mind that I'm going to try it with.  Thanks for the great tip!
Apr 03, 2008 09:05 AM