Ok, so I put up paper blinds and now I understand why people put them up and then never take them down again. How did this happen to me?
After getting my windows replaced, I was left with a lot of beautiful windows but zero privacy. This was a bit of a bigger issue in my kitchen, where I have floor to ceiling windows that face my neighbour’s house with a shared walkway and in the principal bedroom which also has a huge window with an unobstructed view of the alley and the east side of my neighbourhood.
I decided to not re-install the previous blinds as I didn’t want to drill holes in the new vinyl windows (there goes the warranty) and I knew that in the future, I would be trading them in for a different style anyways. So what do you do when you don’t want the entire neighbourhood seeing you in your pig-patterned pyjama pants? The answer to that came as I strolled the aisles of Home Depot frantically looking for something that would allow me to turn on the lights in my bedroom without creating a mini red light district in Bridgeland.
|Redi Shade available at Home Depot|
Redi Shade is designed as a temporary solution when you need something on your windows to filter the light and add privacy. The key word is “temporary” as these are made of paper and aren’t a long-term solution. I was really surprised though by the quality of the paper and how nice they actually look and now I definitely understand why people may keep them up for longer than intended.
Installation was easy-peasy. All you do is measure the window, cut the shade to size, peel the backing and stick. So quick!
All you need is a measuring tape, pen, utility knife, cutting edge and a cutting board.