Removing Slats From Venetian Blinds Removing Slats From Venetian Blinds

What You'll Need
Scissors
Flathead screwdriver

Venetian blinds are a fairly popular addition to many homes due to their simplicity and durability. They can be easily adjusted simply by pulling on the string, and they do an effective job blocking out excess sunlight and maintaining the privacy of your home. If you ever find your blinds are too long for your window, removing the extras is a quick and easy job.

Step 1 - Measuring

Before you can remove any slats, you need to determine just how many need to go. Lower your blinds to the bottom of your window, or however long you want it to reach, and count the number of slats bunched up at the bottom. That's the amount you'll be removing. 

Step 2 - The Bottom

The bottom of the heavy bottom piece should have 2 button-like parts. Use the flat head screwdriver to pry them off gently. You'll see the strings attached. Detach them, and remove the bottom piece.

Step 3 - The Slats

Once the bottom's removed, you're free to cut the string holding the number of slats you want to remove, though leave some extra string at the bottom to reattach.

Step 4 - Finishing

Take the extra string and reattach it to the bottom piece. Put the button holders back in. Your blinds are ready to go. 

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