by Sonya Weiss
I'm still knee deep in the middle of remodeling. I ran into an unexpected
snag over the weekend that caused me to have to change directions.
Long, vertical blinds cover the sliding glass doors. These blinds came
original with the house. They were a pretty speckled blue color. Before I
painted the dining room in Evening Sun, those blinds were quite
attractive against the white walls. Not so much with the new color.
So I decided in order to save money as well as unleash my inner artist
that I would spray paint the blind slats. Valspar has a spray paint made
just for plastics, no primer needed. At less than $10 to re-do the blinds, I
figured it was a win-win situation.
I found a country burgundy color I loved that matched nicely with the new wall
color so I bought a couple of cans.
I worked a few hours outside spray painting those blinds and the results
When the slats dried, the color looked awful against the wall. So awful I
would have gone straight to Lowes had the store been open then.
Instead, I had to wait until the next morning. I went to Lowes and since
the blind mechanism was still in good shape, I just needed to buy the
In a nice, calm taupe color.
Not only do most home improvement stores have a wide arrangement of
blinds to choose from, but you can choose your own customized color from
many online blind stores as well.
Because some times, the DIY way doesn't yield the results you're looking