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We just painted these mini blinds. Yes, our bamboo mini blinds!!!! So quick and easy. I want to show you how!

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This is our breakfast room. We just replaced the hardwood floors.

We painted the trim all in SW Alabaster – one of my 50 favorite colors! (Get my free video with the other 49 colors HERE ).

We got curtains that are so fun from THIS SITE.

We got this new rug, this new table and new chairs like these. 

I was loving everything about the room. Except……

The dark bamboo blinds were killing it for me. 

So I decided we were going to paint them.

Everything in the whole wide world is paintable, you know that right???


I started the process on this LIVE video on my Facebook page. Sometimes you just gotta start a thing!

It seemed like it would go super easy and super fast.

We used this chalktype paint and this chalktype brush.

That is my go-to off white color for everything.

You can see it on this chair project and this brick one.

It’s the perfect warm cream and perfect to tone down the blinds.


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I started the blinds and then Melissa painted 9, yes 9 of them for me! We did a few hanging up because we thought it would be so much easier.


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Then we tried to do a few laying down.

We tried cream spray paint to see if that would go quicker, but came back to this chalktype paint process because we liked it the best.

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Here is how the breakfast room turned out. So good! And so much cheaper than replacing!


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So we decided to do the living room windows also! How did I manage to miss a BEFORE shot??? Ug. I have this when we painted the TRIM in the Alabaster!


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And here is the after!

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And then we moved to the office as well!

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Isn’t that a fun little DIY? I think we used 2 quarts of the French Vanilla chalk-type paint  and the only other supply was this fiber oval tapered brush. 



Happy Painting,


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  • Janet Bergeson says:

    Just love the look of your newly painted blinds and enjoy all of your posts, you keep it all so real. I have a questions about blind choice, I need to replace the blinds in the home which I recently purchased and have been trying to decide which would be better, the woven blinds like you have or a nice 2″ mini blind? I love the look of your woven, just not sure of the privacy factor.

  • Pam Elkins says:

    Wowzer. I like it so much!!!

  • Linda says:

    Did you paint both sides of the blinds ??
    Looks great!

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  • Beth Murphy says:

    Does it work to paint just one side of tortoiseshell shades? My condo association only allows white window treatments but strictly speaking, it is only white that needs to be facing out of the building. I can have whatever color I want inside. I have some tortoiseshell shades that I just love but they are in violation of the association’s policy. They are the standard tortoiseshell shades that allow beautiful sunlight to come in and beams through the slats. I would like to retain that lovely aesthetic. Do you think it is possible to paint just one side of the shades without the paint dripping onto the other side and also we don’t want paint collecting in between the slats or reeds so the sun will continue to shine through. Is this possible? And if so could you recommend a good paintbrush for use with this. Thank you so very much. Beth Murphy

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