Ahh … the IKEA stick-on blinds — a perfect solution when you want privacy or want to block annoying glares on TV and computer screens. The outside light still comes through and creates a cozy atmosphere in the room. It also comes in a black out version at $5.99.
The IKEA SCHOTTIS blinds are meant to the hung from the top of your window down. But in some cases, you want them hung lower, for privacy and shade from prying eyes. This custom placement allows light to come through from the top of the window.
- IKEA SCHOTTIS pleated shade
- Stick-on furniture pads
- Wood trim
Here’s how to make custom IKEA SCHOTTIS privacy blinds
Start with IKEA’s SCHOTTIS pleated shades and cut to length.
Find a piece of trim at your hardware store and cut slightly under the width of your window. Paint to match.
Get a couple of stick-on furniture pads and cut into a rectangle.
Stick the pads and shades onto the wood trim strip.
The soft pads won’t damage your window and you can move the shades to any height you like.
A simple hack for SCHOTTIS privacy blinds to keep eyes out and let light in!
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The KALLAX is awesome and stores a motherlode of stuff. But come on, it’s hard to keep it looking pretty and organised and co-ordinated. That’s where the SCHOTTIS shade comes in and gives us an easy cover up for the KALLAX. See the tutorial.
#2 Extra long roll down shades for cabinet
I wanted to find a tool cabinet to house my tools and other items. It needed to maximize space and hide all the clutter as well. See the tutorial.
#3 IKEA SCHOTTIS quick fixes and hacks
Now, there are a few quick fixes if you do run into problems with it. Here are two of the most common. Read more.