(Inside: Super-simple, but really impactful improvement to any window, this is How to Install a Roll-up Blind and Valance.)
So, let’s chat about how easy this is.
Like, do you really need a tutorial for How to Install a Roll-up Blind and Valance?
Yeah, I wish that I’d had one. See, I wasn’t aware it was so easy.
And I even was able to make a custom valance–which looks so much better than having the blind up there on it’s own.
Considering that this is my bathroom (long story), that’s kind of nice to have a little finishing touch.
Writing this and reading it–it’s better to see this tutorial in action.
So, just check out my YouTube video for How to Install a Roll-up Blind and Valance–and be sure to subscribe to my channel so you know when I drop a new tutorial (which is weekly, in case you were wondering).
What You Need to Install a Roll-up Blind and Valance
- 1 Roll-up Blind, cut at the hardware store to fit your window
- 1 Set of 2 Brackets
- 8 Screws
- 2 Drywall Anchors
- 1 Plank 10-inch Baseboard Material
- 2 L-Brackets
- Tape Measure
- Pencil or Marker
How to Install a Roll-up Blind and Valance
- Before you start, be sure to give yourself at least 1/4-inch “working room” on the width of your roll-up blind when you get it cut at the hardware store. The brackets push away from the wall at least that much. But talk to the folks in that department–because it’s all about how the measure when they cut (ie. if they include the width of the bracket while measuring for the cuts or not).
- Mark the holes where you want your brackets to go on the first wall, making sure to leave room for the roll area of the blind itself. I use the brackets to “measure” where the holes need to go.
- Pre-drill the holes (trust me, pre-drilling is a great idea).
- Screw the brackets onto the wall.
- Test-fit your blinds. If they’re really tight–so much so that you might have trouble getting them set in the second bracket, you might consider having them trimmed.
- Based on where you placed the first bracket, mark the holes where you you want your brackets to go on the second wall.
- Pre-drill the holes.
- Screw the brackets onto the second wall.
- Test fit your blinds.
- Remove the blinds.
- Measure the width of your window at the location you want the valance to sit. I recommend just 1/4 to 1/2-inch from where the roll-up blind’s outside edge will be–that way it won’t rub.
- Cut your baseboard material to fit the window with room to maneuver it, for example, I have a 32-inch window, so I had to cut the baseboard material to 31 3/4-inches so I had room to fit it in place.
- Mark the holes on the valance’s back where you want the L-brackets to sit.
- Pre-drill your holes for the L-brackets.
- Screw the L-brackets onto the valance.
- Holding the valance in place where you want it to eventually live, mark the holes where the screws need to go in the L-brackets to hold it to the ceiling.
- Pre-drill your holes.
- Screw-in your drywall anchors.
- Hold your valance in place and screw the L-brackets in place.
- Bask in the glory of your awesome roll-up blind and custom valance!
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