Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Problem solved - my cheap solution for broken blinds valance clips

When we moved into our current house, we had it painted from top to bottom. In order for this to happen, our painter took off all the window hardware and in doing so, almost all the clips used to hang the valance on the wood blinds broke. Don't ask me how, but they did.


So after the paint was dry, I hung the blinds back up without the valances leaving all the ugly hardware exposed for the world to see.

I made a trip to custom blind store, where the blinds were originally purchased from, and I was shocked when they wanted over $2 for each clip...seriously they are thin, cheap plastic! How can I buy all the things I do at the Dollar Store, but these little clips were going to cost me a fortune. Adding to the fact that these clips were expensive was the fact I hated the blinds to start out with.
We are now coming to two years in the house and I have lived with no valances, until now. I was talking to my mom and she was having the same problem and this was her amazing/cheap/easy solution to broken valance clips....sticky velco!!!
I stuck the 2 sides of the velcro together and cut it into 2-3 inch long pieces.
Then I removed the backing from one side of the velco and stuck it onto the blind (where the valance covers). I used between 2 and 4 pieces per blind, depending on the size of the valance.
 I then removed the other side on all the velco pieces and carefully pressed the valance to stick onto it. Be sure to center and line the valance up before you press it onto the sticky velcro. You can pull it off after it is stuck, but it is difficult. You could also do it the opposite way...stick the velco to the valance and then stick that to the blind. Which ever way you prefer :)
 I used one package of the sticky velco (purchased at the Dollar store for $1) to secure the valance on 6 windows!!! What would have cost me over $30 in clips ended up costing me $1.
 
Small things with big impact. Gotta love them. Thanks Mom!

65 comments:

  1. Ah - great idea! I'll have to remember this if any of our clips break.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Its an amazing idea!! Thanks for all the ideas you bring to the web.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Nice response in return of this question with solid arguments and explaining all regarding that.
    Take a look at my web-site ; Credit Repair Reviews

    ReplyDelete
  4. Worked great, I was ready to screw magnets on, thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  5. OMG! So glad I found this! I was just about to spend 3.09 each for these cheap things. Can't wait to do this instead, Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Great idea, I have been looking for a solution for this problem with these expensive plastic blind clips. Your instructions are very clear and easy to follow. Thank you for sharing, you saved me a lot of time and money.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hi, There's no doubt that your website could possibly be having browser compatibility problems. Whenever I look at your website in Safari, it looks fine however, when opening in IE, it has some overlapping issues. I merely wanted to provide you with a quick heads up! Other than that, great site!

    My webpage :: On this site

    ReplyDelete
  8. There is definately a great deal to find out about this topic.
    I love all the points you've made.

    my webpage - propertywide.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hi there everyone, it's my first go to see at this web page, and piece of writing is genuinely fruitful designed for me, keep up posting such content.

    My homepage; Here

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hi there every one, here every one is sharing such know-how,
    therefore it's good to read this blog, and I used to pay a visit this webpage daily.

    Feel free to surf to my homepage - on front page

    ReplyDelete
  11. Aω, try not to mind. It's the old adage...if it cannot be done, better to do it yourself.

    Feel free to surf to my blog post ... fast cash payday advance

    ReplyDelete
  12. I've got to get it all done because I won't have the οpportunіty to do it other wise!


    my ωeb-ѕite :: Fast Payday Loan

    ReplyDelete
  13. Do not fіnk I know wot u mean bout this 2 b true. Mуt havе to go
    еlѕwhere to get it.

    Mу webpаge; secured loans bad credit

    ReplyDelete
  14. Untіl ѕomeоne mentioned thiѕ to me Ι hadn't even realized it possible. Seems like I'm way behind on the іѕsue.
    .

    My blog Personal Loans

    ReplyDelete
  15. You gο over thіs а lot moгe cleaгly than
    I ever сοuld - probably why I ԁo not have a successful blog.


    mу site best bank loan

    ReplyDelete
  16. This is a topic that's close to my heart... Cheers! Exactly where are your contact details though?

    Look at my site - realtor stamford ct

    ReplyDelete
  17. Can't decide whether to get a book on this myself, or just read plenty of articles. Can there be that much to it?

    Take a look at my homepage :: best deal on loans

    ReplyDelete
  18. Јust enjoyіng me first pint of Ѕtеlla in neaгly thгеe years.
    It's easy to forget just how nice some things really are !! One can is enough to make it a challenge to read all these comments properly!

    Feel free to visit my weblog: best secured loans

    ReplyDelete
  19. I κnow someone who would likе this artiсle.



    my page best unsecured loan

    ReplyDelete
  20. I have ωasted аll of my day sο fаr browsіng through all thesе postѕ.
    But thiѕ is still more prοduсtive than yeѕterԁay was!

    . At least I ωill learn somеthing new.


    Feel free to surf to my weblοg: long term loans bad credit uk

    ReplyDelete
  21. Way cool! Some very valid points! I
    appreciate you writing this write-up plus the
    rest of the website is really good.

    Have a look at my webpage: meet singles online

    ReplyDelete
  22. As the admin of this web site is working,
    no question very quickly it will be well-known, due to its feature contents.


    Here is my blog post ... garage rubber flooring

    ReplyDelete
  23. I know someone who thiѕ ρoѕt арplies to.


    my web page - personal loans bad credit

    ReplyDelete
  24. I'm impressed, I have to admit. Seldom do I encounter a blog that's both educative and entertaining, and without a doubt, you've hit the nail on the head. The issue is something which not enough men and women are speaking intelligently about. Now i'm
    very happy I came across this in my hunt for something relating to this.


    Here is my web page :: engagement gift ideas

    ReplyDelete
  25. Currently it looks like Expression Engine is the best blogging platform out there right now.
    (from what I've read) Is that what you are using on your blog?

    Here is my web-site - 100 Day Loan

    ReplyDelete
  26. You go over this much more clеаrly thаn I
    еver could - which is perhaps why I don't have a successful blog.

    Feel free to surf to my page :: loan broker

    ReplyDelete
  27. Will ԁo - I'll add them on this weekend, when I'νe got a few hours fгee.


    Here is my blog: long term instant loans

    ReplyDelete
  28. Wonderful, Thank you! I took down all the blinds for our daughters wedding reception but wanted to put the covers back up then realizing I had nothing to attach too except for the boxes at the windows end. You saved me a lot of money and time.. Thank you for a great idea.. Moms are the Best!!

    ReplyDelete
  29. wow Awesome they wanted 4.95 a piece for clips

    ReplyDelete
  30. It's not so much that they are expensive (which they are considering they're just cheap plastic). Worse is that they can be hard to find. Thanks for the idea.

    ReplyDelete
  31. I've tried this for years. They will eventually fall off especially if you live in a warmer climate.

    ReplyDelete
  32. This essay is very attractive and useful. Your this work defiantly helps other.
    Colonial Shutters

    ReplyDelete
  33. Also ensure that you use dark colored blinds and curtains so that the solar energy that your house receives remains trapped when the sun sets for the day.
    Cellular Shades

    ReplyDelete
  34. Wonderful your all collection and informative blog information about blinds.

    Shutters South London
    Wooden Blinds North London
    Solid Wooden Shutters

    ReplyDelete
  35. If you still need blinds replaced in the Greater Metro Vancouver area then try http://metrovancouverblinds.com

    ReplyDelete
  36. Wooden Blinds-Bestblinds.co.nz provide Ready made wooden blinds, Wood blinds, White wooden blinds, Wooden blind, Timber blinds in NZ.

    ReplyDelete
  37. Wooden Blinds-Bestblinds.co.nz provide Ready made wooden blinds, Wood blinds, White wooden blinds, Wooden blind, Timber blinds in NZ.

    ReplyDelete
  38. I κnow someone who would likе this artiсle.

    mdf shutters london
    Blinds London

    ReplyDelete
  39. I had 2 broken hooks for a long time. Finally decided to google it. Great solution. The valance is back in place. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  40. Blinds are really very helpful to get protection from heat in summers however you need to chose only high quality awnings or blinds.

    Venetian blinds oldham

    ReplyDelete
  41. Hi Dear,




    i Like Your Blog Very Much..I see Daily Your Blog ,is A Very Usefull For me.


    You Can see also my services.....




    Looking for vertical, roller, fauxwood and cellular window blinds in New Zealand. Buy online Venetian, wooden, roman & blackout blinds @ bestblinds.co.nz.







    Visit Now - Fauxwood Blinds
    ----------

    ReplyDelete
  42. Your blinds are gorgeous.I think they came out perfect!!! Great job! blinds in houston

    ReplyDelete
  43. Thank you for all the knowledge you distribute,Good post. I was very interested in the article
    Sliding Window Replacement

    ReplyDelete
  44. Vertical Blinds offer an ideal mixture of practicality and in addition style perspectives. You can make utilization of these blinds Dubai with an effective reason and in the meantime you can place blinds in dubai into utilization so as to liven up the tasteful interest of your home and in addition business properties.For more details please contact Call- 056-600-96-26, 04-2959449,Email - SALES@CURTAINDUBAI.AE ,Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/t7MBymDQQop,Website: http://curtaindubai.ae/.

    ReplyDelete
  45. We have an exceptionally comprehensive scope of items, Carpet Stores Dubai, Best Carpet Stores, Carpet Shops in Dubai, Best Place to Buy Carpet, Office Carpet Tiles Dubai, Carpet Shops in Abu Dhabi,Vinyl Flooring Abu Dhabi for both inside and outsides which incorporate an extensive variety of decisions in rugs Abu Dhabi, drapes, event carpet, flooring, carpet fixing in dubai, simulated grass, overlocking carpet thus numerous accessible in various styles, hues and examples. Every one of these carpet bound rugs is made with fine quality material. For more information:Call us: 056-600-9626, 04-2959449, Email: sales@carpets-dubai.ae, Website: http://www.carpets-dubai.ae/.

    ReplyDelete
  46. Changing the window remedy isn’t always a hard assignment and is something which may be performed by way of one self. Apart from being interesting and creativity trying out, adorning your home with curtains can be a home maker’s favorite past time. Curtains Dubai Fatwa is the pleasant way to melt the angular strains of a transom, to lessen the noise degree in a room and to govern the access of mild from out of doors. Curtains Abu Dhabi uploads a tinge of sublime fashion, which wriggles out the beauty with ideal color mixtures.
    Contact Us

    Call- 056-600-96-26, 04-2959449

    Email - SALES@CURTAINDUBAI.AE

    Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/t7MBymDQQop

    Website: http://curtaindubai.ae/

    ReplyDelete
  47. On the off chance that you are looking Buy Blinds in Dubai then risalafurniture.ae is the correct decision for this.risalafurniture.ae is a main and proficient ONLINE CARPET SHOP that offers the best cover tile flooring arrangements at moderate rates to its clients.Call Us For FREE APPOINTMENT to look at our Solutions for,Interiors, Decor Works, Exteriors and Fit outs! For more info: http://risalafurniture.ae/

    ReplyDelete
  48. On our no matter how you look at it floors pages, you input your estimations or district and our site will uncover to you what number of packs you require and the entire charge of that item.Carpet Tiles Abu Dhabi have made a searching for way like the same. It is presently less troublesome than whenever in late memory to buy from Carpet Shops in Dubai online the use of our technique. For more information don't dither to click - http://carpets-dubai.ae/

    ReplyDelete
  49. Carpet in Abu Dhabi isn't an especially interesting thing since we're taking our shoes of and the Office Carpet Tiles Dubai stands out enough to be noticed. In bunches of spots, especially lodgings, grounds and open places the choice visits Carpets in Abu Dhabi . We by and large moreover pick the cover tiles Abu Dhabi to the homes. That is the motivation behind why it appears that picking the best possible shading and outline of the cover tiles in Abu Dhabi smay be so fundamental.

    ReplyDelete
  50. We do give doorstep administrations at no additional charges. covers in Dubai and get best Carpet Tiles in Abu Dhabi . You can discover Carpet Sale in Dubai and best items in Carpet Stores Dubai. We are Best Carpet Stores and Best Carpet Stores in Dubai. Dubaiflooring is Best Place to Buy Carpet, we give immense assortment of Dubai Carpet, Carpet Sale, Dubai Carpets.

    ReplyDelete
  51. We have achieved more than 712 errands till now, every one of the endeavors we have done are master adequately. We have a far reaching number of satisfied customers; we work for the satisfaction of the customers. Home internal parts UAE is an organization outfitting association that outfits the customers with staggering cleaning, sewing and settling organizations of various sorts. We have the most amazing wrap Blinds and Curtains Dubai , we do all what the customers' solicitations from us concerning settling.
    Visit here: http://curtaindubai.ae/curtains-dubai/

    ReplyDelete
  52. We have achieved more than 712 errands till now, every one of the endeavors we have done are master adequately. We have a far reaching number of satisfied customers; we work for the satisfaction of the customers. Home internal parts UAE is an organization outfitting association that outfits the customers with staggering cleaning, sewing and settling organizations of various sorts. We have the most amazing wrap Curtains and Blinds Dubai , we do all what the customers' solicitations from us concerning settling.
    Visit here: http://curtaindubai.ae/curtains-dubai/

    ReplyDelete
  53. If you are looking for Dragon store covers in Dubai then you are the ideal place for that .Wall to Wall Carpet Dubaihave a most expansive game plan of plans to research; you can in like way check through other floor surface things, for example, vinyl mats, Custom sisal cover, custom sisal mats, Dragon shop mats , wooden deck, Office Carpet Tiles Dubai, Vinyl Flooring Abu Dhabi, cover edge limiting tape and parquet flooring.For more information please click our site http://www.carpetsdubai.com/

    ReplyDelete
  54. On the off chance that you are looking Carpet Shops in Dubai then risalafurniture.ae is the correct decision for this.risalafurniture.ae is a main and proficient ONLINE CARPET SHOP that offers the best cover tile flooring arrangements at moderate rates to its clients.Call Us For FREE APPOINTMENT to look at our Solutions for,Interiors, Decor Works, Exteriors and Fit outs! For more info: http://risalafurniture.ae/

    ReplyDelete
  55. On our regardless of what you look like at it floors pages, you input your estimations or area and our site will reveal to you what number of packs you require and the whole charge of that item.Where to Buy Rugs in Dubai have made a hunting down way like the same. It is by and by less troublesome than at whatever point in late memory to purchase from Carpet Shops in Dubai online the utilization of our procedure. For more data don't dither to click - http://carpets-dubai.ae/

    ReplyDelete
  56. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  57. I have read your blog post on. Thank you very much for sharing this awesome post. I will visit again to read more post.
    engagement gift ideas uk

    ReplyDelete
  58. Buy high quality curtains and blinds Dubai and Abu Dhabi and across UAE at best price with fast installation service CALL NOW 0566-00-9626.
    curtains and blinds Dubai

    ReplyDelete

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Blogging tips