See Through Bamboo

Did you read that title out loud?  Say it… “see through bamboo”… it rhymes.  You’re welcome!!  So yeah, we J.C. installed the bamboo blinds in our living room and they are pretty see through.  Ooppsss.  I bought them at Lowe’s a while back.  They are from the Levelor line and can be cut to fit your window.  To save a little money, I decided to purchase the blinds without privacy liners.  I shouldn’t have.  Oh well!  You live and you learn.  We’re going to have curtains in this room anyways so it shouldn’t be a big issue.

Even though they are see through, they do add a nice, warm texture to the room.  I think they go very well with our new flooring as well as the leather chairs.  I didn’t get a ton of pictures of J.C. installing them because I was trying to prepare dinner… bacon, egg, and cheese sandwiches.  #pregnancyproblems  🙂

The installation was pretty straight forward.  The blinds had clear instructions and included the hardware and screws that were needed.  Basically, J.C. just needed to mount the hardware and then connect the shades to the brackets.  Very simple!

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You can see there on the right side of the window seal that he had already installed one of the brackets.  After he installed the second one (what he’s doing in this photo), we just slid the bamboo blinds onto the screws that hung down and tightened them up with wing nuts.  Here’s a before and after of the other window:

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See what I mean by adding warmth to the room?  They just make the place seems a little more comfy and cozy, even if they are see through.

I love little updates like this one.  It might have taken J.C. all of 30 minutes from start to finish.  Do you have any bamboo blinds in your house?  How about any see through bamboo blinds?  We had one in our previous home in the bathroom and I loved it, so I knew I wanted to use them in this house too.  A final word of advice:  If you can buy bamboo blinds with privacy liners, do it.  Even though it may be a bit more money, in the long run, you’ll be glad you did!

 

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