How to replace vertical blinds with curtains!

by Melissa

If you are looking for the best solution or hack on how to replace vertical blinds with curtains because you either don’t want to hang new hardware or needing a solution for vertical blinds in your rental then look no further.

If you are looking for the solution on how to replace vertical blinds with curtains because you either don't want to hang new hardware or needing a solution for vertical blinds in your rental then look no further.  #RentalSolutions #VerticalBlinds
These easy steps (with pictures) allow you to easily get this set up going in your home too.



The last time we moved I showed you how we dealt with ugly wire shelving in a rental and I am back today to show you yet another rental problem and a smart solution to fix it.

This one I may hate worse than ugly wire shelving and that is vertical blinds.

If you are looking for the solution on how to replace vertical blinds with curtains because you either don't want to hang new hardware or needing a solution for vertical blinds in your rental then look no further.  #VerticalBlinds #RentalSolutions



How to replace vertical blinds with curtains!

Do you have this problem in your home or rental?

We use to have vertical blinds in a house we owned and just removing them was the solution to the problem but having them in a rental is a whole different ballgame.

When I started thinking about how I wanted to go about getting rid of these vertical blinds I knew I wanted to replace them with curtains.

However, I also knew I did not want to take down the mechanical components of the blinds nor did I want to drill holes in the walls that I would have to patch in a couple of years.

Can you replace blinds with curtains?

Yes!! Then what is the solution?

Well, first I took down all of the vertical blinds, wrapped them up and stored them in the basement.

Eventually, when it comes time to once again move I can just snap them right back in place.

Now, depending on where you live, you could easily call it done and just have no covering over your window or back door.

Although we do have trees behind us there is a house on the other side and in the winter with no leaves on the trees, I figured we would want some kind of covering over the back door.

Plus the morning sun shines through like crazy.

That is when I found these little s hook clips.

Yes, they are tiny but strong and can easily hold thicker curtains.

Don’t think you have to use just sheers.

They make bigger hooked style clips but I like these small ones because they stay more or less, hidden.

If you are looking for the solution on how to replace vertical blinds with curtains because you either don't want to hang new hardware or needing a solution for vertical blinds in your rental then look no further.  #VerticalBlinds #RentalSolutions
Using these S clips made this DIY makeover quick and easy!



The existing vertical blinds slider has little hole slots that I was able to slip the s hooks right into and clip up the curtains with no problem.

If you are looking for the solution on how to replace vertical blinds with curtains because you either don't want to hang new hardware or needing a solution for vertical blinds in your rental then look no further.  #VerticalBlinds #RentalSolutions



I actually think I like this simple and easy solution to having back patio door curtains rather than having a regular curtain rod.

The slider for the vertical blinds allows me to have the curtains pushed open and out of the way when I need them to be or slide them fully closed if we choose to.

This is sometimes a problem with a regular curtain rod as often a middle bracket keeps curtains from fully sliding all the way to the opposite side.

If you are looking for the solution on how to replace vertical blinds with curtains because you either don't want to hang new hardware or needing a solution for vertical blinds in your rental then look no further.  #VerticalBlinds #RentalSolutions
I am in love with this simple vertical blind conversion.



That is all there is to vertical blinds replacement.

I already had the curtains from our previous home so this brilliant alternative fix was rather inexpensive but I know a change that I will enjoy much more than dealing with vertical blinds.

I hope this helps one of you as well. If you have any questions feel free to ask in the comments below and I will try to get back with you as soon as possible.

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Blake Becker March 16, 2019 - 5:51 PM

Thank you for the great idea! Installing a curtain rod in our rental was not something I wanted to go through a second time. I look forward to giving it a try!

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C DUNN September 29, 2019 - 10:42 AM

Love this! I’ll install a slightly larger inexpensive cornice to hide the hardware a bit, I think. Nice!

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Starr April 9, 2020 - 2:16 PM

What do the hooks look like?

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Melissa April 10, 2020 - 8:59 AM Reply