Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Making a Thermal Blind for my Velux Window

PART 1

How to Make Thermal Velux Type Blinds on a Budget

Embarking on a voyage of discovery to see what we can create by way of a thermal blind for a Velux window without having to buy anything new. This is a recycling and upcycling project that should have a colourful outcome.
 
Yesterday, I finally got around to making a start on my blind after the arrival of my Approved Food order reminded me! I can imagine you are wondering how a food delivery, which included 5kg of coffee beans for less than £7.50, I might add, inspired me to set off on my quest to discover how to make a cheap Velux blind, so here's how it happened. Read more

NYK/Frugaldom

10 comments:

  1. Love your train of thought NYK !

    Looking forward to the second part..

    Have a good week.
    Rw

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    1. I was going to add curtain wire to this, but I'm going to try something else first - won't say just yet, in case it's a dismal, laughable failure. LOL

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  2. I'm thinking along the same lines as you at the moment as I have a Velux window in the bedroom for which I want to make a blind. However, it is the fixing to the window/frame without damaging the frame, that is puzzling me. I'm looking forward to finding out how you have solved that problem.

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    1. Jo, have you considered the spring loaded, extendable rods? I have bought a pair of these for £5.99 inc P&P via eBay. You may be able to get them for a pound or two each in some of the cheaper shops that we don't have here.

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  3. What a brilliant use for those 'giant bubble wrap' sheets, I have often wondered how to make best use of them. Of course at the moment they are padding out the bottom of the boxes we are moving things to Wales in, but they will be available for more uses once we have finally finished 'flitting'.

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    1. Sue, the bubble wrap is great as insulation on single glazing, we had it over the loft hatch at previous houses. The front door pane and fanlight get it here, too. I love the stuff! LOL

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  4. Bother you've just reminded me that I have not one but two blinds [one is almost done] to complete!
    Arilx

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    1. Hee hee, that's what you get for setting me off on the trail of knitting an 'Aril' patchwork blanket this winter. Just started the second strip of mine last night. :)

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  5. All replies with unsolicited commercial links will be deleted, however, I would like to answer the question, do the blinds open?' Yes, if you read the full blog post, there is a photo in part 2.

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  6. very different and nice idea of creating thermal blind by recycling.

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