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.
One of the reasons the blog has been a little on the quiet side is because we pcsed (military move) again back at the beginning of July. It’s always a challenge to get everything sorted and situated after a move but hopefully, things will get back on track soon.
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 solution to fix it. This one I may hate worse than ugly wire shelving and that is vertical blinds.
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.
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.
The 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.
I actually think I like this simple 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.
That is all there is to it. I already had the curtains from our previous home so this simple 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.