Hello Everyone, I hope you are enjoying the warmer weather we have been having. We took full advantage of it this past weekend when Michael and Katie came to visit. It was our first time to see them since their wedding. When any of the kids who live far away come to visit, our house turns into Visit Headquarters. That means everyone comes here to hang out and to eat. It’s a win-win situation. We get to see everyone who lives around here but we don’t get to visit often because of busy lives and schedules, and the kids all hang out together. The lovely weather allowed the boys to go to the park to play ball and made it possible for everyone to spread out a little and not be stuck in the house all weekend. We also had a fire both nights and enjoyed visiting outdoors after dark.
In preparation for the visit, I made new curtains and throw pillows for the library/guest room. They turned out really cute. I also repaired two of the broken mini blinds. Have you ever done this? I have thrown away so many blinds in the past because too many of the slats were broken in one area, leaving big gaps when the blinds were down. I was going to purchase replacements for the two that were broken the most, but instead, John showed me how to fix them. It was super easy.
Fixing the Mini Blinds
I am going to tell you how to fix them if you want to. I am not talking about restringing the whole thing. There are tutorials on
First, take the blind down and lay it on a flat surface. You have to pop out the little button that sits under the bottom bar. There is a little hole with extra string and a knotted cord inside. Pull this out and untie the knot in the cord.
Next, go just above the highest
Take the cord and put it back through the holes in the slats. Be sure to alternate the cord every four
When you have them all restrung, put the cord back through the hole on the bottom bar. Retie the knot, put the extra cord and string back in and replace the tabs. Rehang your blind and you are good to go.
That’s all there is to it. My husband is so smart. If you decide to fix your mini
That’s it for today. Have a great week. Drop me a line anytime at email@example.com. I’d love to hear from you.
Fix My Blinds
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