What Is It About Vertical Blinds Anyway?

April 17, 2008 at 8:59 am 5 comments

My house is has an unbelievable stomach virus again, bringing up all kinds of gross unknown paper.  

Penneys is having a sale on blinds.  I’m going to look into that, measure, estimate.  Not a huge priority to me, but the decorator started to hyperventilate a bit over my aluminum ones, circa who-knows-when. Poor girl. 

The vertical blinds, of course, did not go on her A list either.  Frankly, my dear internet friends, I think they are irreplaceable.  HGTV should be in big troubler for getting rid of functional items like vertical blinds.  Mine are out of the way, not “noisy” as some say, and I love them when I have a headache and need it dark back here…there rest of the time, I get full advantage of my window. 

I may be a rebel, who knows?  Who am I kidding, I bet the decorator wins, being the highly influential person that she is.  What do you think about vertical blinds?  I don’t really like the top of mind, but otherwise, they don’t make me go “Agh!” except that HGTV has made such a huge deal out of it.

Also on my must do today:

  • Wash soccer clothes for Saturday after a muddy practice. 
  • Finish Upward handouts (AM).
  • Strip wallpaper, mud room. (half done!)
  • Declutter–everywhere. (NOT done!)
  • Grocery.
  • Supper Plans (Tacos or Manwich).
  • Soccer practice.
  • Study (not done)
  • De-clutter some more (did not get done)

My breathing is better today, perhaps I will get my game face on.  The bar was not even clean enough for breakfast today without grossing the kids out.  Apparently the thought of wiping it off themselves was just too much  {mom rolling eyes/shaking head}/  A reminded I’m needed, I suppose!

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  • 1. Cindy  |  April 17, 2008 at 11:16 am

    I love watching HGTV, but don’t always agree with what they say. I have seen shows where one thing is considered dated and then turn around and see a second where the same thing is new and hot. Go with what YOU like, especially if you like the way it functions. Remember this is YOUR HOME, not a showcase (unless that is what you are going for, which I doubt).
    I know you and I know that you want it to look like a home. You want it to be comfortable. If you like vertical blinds, then tell the decorator to make it work. Make this about what YOU like, not what the decorator likes. Her purpose should be guidance, not determination. The thing she says is out today, may be in next year. Go for what you like.

    Just my opinion!
    🙂

  • 2. Stacey  |  April 17, 2008 at 11:17 am

    I hate vertical blinds. 🙂 They are one of those things that are always on french doors in condos and the girls always invariably pull a few off and twist the rest all in opposite directions. I spend half a vacation trying to restore them to working order and hoping that we don’t lose our deposit. I can’t imagine having them at home. They are apparently fun to play with. .LOL!

    Our house had wooden plantation blinds throughout when we moved in and I love them. I actually have only them on our windows. No curtains or anything. I like it. Looks minimalistic to me.

  • 3. ~E  |  April 17, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    I agree with Cindy, if you like the vertical blinds, keep them. As many times I have been in your home, I have never noticted them. They are open most all of the time.

  • 4. Kim Heinecke  |  April 17, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    Stumbled onto your blog through…well, who knows really…!
    Vertical blinds – if you like them, do it! Actually I’m for anything that doesn’t collect dust. Surely veritcal blinds gather LESS dust that horizontal ones offering a comfortable shelf for the fuzz to hang out! 🙂 Enjoyed reading your site.

  • 5. "Maggie"  |  April 17, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    Great advice, friends. I think my most difficult discovery today is that all the trim is about to change color, and it will no longer match the blinds. Somehow, I think that answers the question, though I have to say, I have enjoyed them. They are sturdy, have never been cleaned since I’ve lived here, and do their job well..disappearing when they aren’t needed.

    Thanks for the wise advice! Your balance has helped me begin thinking practically again. Though it does not bode well for my decorator, I fear! 😀

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