How to paint blinds the fastest and cheapest way

This post will tell you all about how to paint blinds for less than $10. It’s so easy that it can be done in an afternoon!

It’s already week 3 of the $100 Room Challenge. My master bedroom is underway and I’m hoping to get everything done by next week! You can check out what I’ve done already or skip ahead:

Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4

Last week, I stencilled the wall of the window but didn’t paint anything under and above the window. Why do you say? Stencilling a wall with a stencil from Cutting Edge Stencil. This geometric pattern will look great for an accent wall in my master bedroom. I even used 2 colors for the Tea House Trellis Allover Stencil. You can find out if stencilling is for you or not! Stencil will bleed and it won't be perfect. See why. #cuttingedge #stencil #diy #masterbedroom #makeoverWell, the plan is to make the window look bigger when I hang the sheer grey curtains that I already own.

For that, I need to paint the brown blinds that were hanging there or it’s the only thing we’re going to see through the curtains!!

How to paint blinds

You know how we can be in a hurry sometimes (well, too often!). I needed to get this done fast and there was no way I would take down my blinds piece by piece to paint it. Oh-No! So I decided to try and spray paint it!

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Required materials to paint blinds

Lucky me, it was a day almost without wind. The weather tends to be against me each time I try to spray paint!! 😛 But not today!

This is not a complicated tutorial! You just need to hang the blinds in a way to be able to open and close the blinds. Use what you have on hand. I used two trestles and some leftover wood.

How to paint blinds the fastest and cheapest way. Spray paint your plastic or wooden blinds in one afternoon. It won't cost you much to change your window treatment and you'll get a great look. This method is fast and affordable. #spraypaint #windowtreatment #makeover #diy

And then spray until the brown is gone! In the next picture, the left side has 2 coats and the right side only one.

How to paint blinds the fastest and cheapest way. Spray paint your plastic or wooden blinds in one afternoon. It won't cost you much to change your window treatment and you'll get a great look. This method is fast and affordable. #spraypaint #windowtreatment #makeover #diy

I let it dried a bit before closing the blinds and spraypainting again.

How to paint blinds the fastest and cheapest way. Spray paint your plastic or wooden blinds in one afternoon. It won't cost you much to change your window treatment and you'll get a great look. This method is fast and affordable. #spraypaint #windowtreatment #makeover #diy

It took me the entire can of paint. Note that the one I had, had a bonus of “25% more” paint. In a perfect world, I would have added a third coat. But since there will be sheer curtains on top of the blinds, I don’t really mind if they’re not perfect. Plus, it’s the $100 Room Challenge, I need to save money!

When it was all dry (at least 24 hours later) I tried scratching it with my nails and it seems pretty durable to me. I’ll try to come back to this post in a year or so and update you on how it’s doing!

How to paint blinds the fastest and cheapest way. Spray paint your plastic or wooden blinds in one afternoon. It won't cost you much to change your window treatment and you'll get a great look. This method is fast and affordable. #spraypaint #windowtreatment #makeover #diy

Budget

Here is the total of my spending up to now:

  • Previous weeks: $46,75
  • This week for the spray paint: $6,44 (8,37$ CAD)

Total : $55,12

I still have $45 on my budget! 😀

Still to come

Now, there are still two big projects I absolutely want to make:

  • Getting rid of the clear class of the French doors
  • Changing the light

You can check out the other weeks here:

Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4

And don’t go too far! It’s already “reveal week” next Wednesday!

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6 thoughts on “How to paint blinds the fastest and cheapest way

  1. Hi there! Awesome idea! I’m looking at doing this exact thing but with 6 or 7 blinds….. I’m debating how the cord will turn out, it’s dark brown (like yours was) and will be painting them white. Do I remove the slats or just paint over the cord? They will be in our main living space so I want them to look good 🙂

    1. Hi Heather! Thanks for your comment! I did paint over the cord and they look good. You just need to wait until the blinds are dry and pull the cord to make sure you paint everywhere 😉 I’m pretty happy with them 🙂

  2. Good plan to spray paint the blinds. I wouldn’t have thought of that. I’m still loving the stencil and the colours you chose!

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