How to Shorten Blinds- Wood and Faux Wood Blinds

How to Shorten Blinds- Wood and Faux Wood Blinds


If you already own wood or faux wood blinds
that are just too tall, sometimes you don’t need to buy new blinds. You can just shorten the ones you already
have. In this short video, you will learn the easy
way to do this. With your blind still hanging in your window,
remove the plugs located on the bottom rail of the blind to reveal the knotted lift cords. Untie the knots and remove the bottom rail
of your blind. Now pull up on each lift cord, just enough
so you can easily pull out the extra slats. Insert your bottom rail through the ladders
directly below your last slat, and thread the lift cord back through the holes in the
bottom rail. Next, place your bottom rail on the window
sill, and rotate your slats horizontally. To leave enough ladder string to tie your
bottom rail back on, cut your ladder strings just below the top-most rung. Next, slide the ladder plugs back onto the
lift cord and secure with knots at the end of each cord. Don’t worry about the excess cord. Raise your blinds and the extra slack will
be alleviated. Tie the extra ladder cords together in a knot. Stuff the knots into the bottom rail holes
and replace the plugs. If the plugs doesn’t fit, trim strings as
needed. Finish by testing the blind to make sure the
knots and plugs are secure.

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