mr. kate quickie: goodbye ugly vertical blinds DIY

this is a great quickie fix for all you renters out there! so many rental apartments come with those ugly vertical blinds that are a hassle to remove, store, and hang new curtains, holes in walls, etc... but here is your solution!

check out the AFTER of the whole room re-do here!


  1. remove the plastic blind slats from the clips in the track
  2. clip in your own inexpensive fabric curtains to the clips... i got my simple white ones from Ikea and cut them to size for my window and hemmed them with iron-on hem tape.
  3. cover the ugly metal track with a pair of decorative panel curtains - i got mine from Cost Plus World Market - and fasten them with sticky velcro.
  4. cover the rest of the exposed metal track with the tie-back that comes with the curtain panels. done!