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Old 01-09-2019, 01:57 PM   #1
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Side covers for blinds on windows

We have these upolstered covers that sit on the side of the blinds and are also a valance on top. Has anyone ever changed the fabric? or made the cover thingys. They are L shaped and cover the blinds cables.
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Take them down and recover with what ever material you want. If you look at them, should not be hard to do.
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Lambrequins can be removed and recovered.
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I would like to add to my windows. Anyone know where I can get them made?
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Old 01-09-2019, 08:45 PM   #6
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Thanks

A special thnx to Mr D for at least getting a name to the description.

Now to understand them more and how to remove them with what they term the "Legs". I will keep you posted if I find out more
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The ones in our Winnie are held to the wall by metal "L" bracket with a screw on each end. One bracket at the top, one at the bottom.
These would be very easy to make new ones with plywood, cut 2 pieces to the size you want and glue and screw together at a 90 degree angle then cover with the material of chose. Brackets are available in the hardware section of Home Depot, etc.
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I've done it in two motorhomes and it's easy. You have two choices, remove and replace the original fabric, or cover what's there. Because I was making drastic change - doing a back and orange Harley theme with flame fabric - I covered the factory fabric so it could be easily returned to factory when we sell it. It's very easy to do with nothing more than scissors and a staple gun. If you mess up, just pop the staple out with a flat screwdriver and adjust. You'll see how it's done by the factory when you remove them from the wall. Mine were just pine boards covered in fabric. Some had angle brackets at the bottom and screws through the top into the cabinets above. A few of the screws were hard to find because the heads were hidden by the fabric and it's awkward to look up to see them. I found some by feel.

Worse comes to worse, any upholstery shop can do it and I wouldn't expect it to be costly.
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That is one of the features of an RV I think is unnecessary and makes the rig look cluttered and too gaudy.
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I made regular curtains which are supported with a tension rod that fits behind the valance and side legs....I purchased room darking curtains at walmart.
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Places that advertise "window treatments" either make them or have a source to have them made. They are made to order because they need to be sized and upholstered to match window and decor.


I've made them myself - very simple. Just a backer board of some sort, with angle ("L") brackets to mount and wrapped in your choice of fabric, usually with some thin padding underneath. Any craft or upholstery shop will have material and padding. Use an upholstery tacker or heavy duty staple gun to attach the fabric.
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They are attached with a L bracket. I removed & covered over the existing material using an electric staple gun.
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Before I covered the windows. I also covered the sofa. Fabric from Joanne’s.
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