Broken Mini Blind Rod: Key Chain Loop to the Rescue!

Posted on December 7, 2009. Filed under: DIY, Key Chains, Mini Blinds, Refurbished Goods | Tags: , , , , , , |

Mini Blind Stick

Before the electrician could put up my new mini blinds, an ever curious child broke the metal piece which attaches the slat turning rod to the opener.

I eagerly searched for something sturdy enough to take its place. I couldn’t find anything, but I allowed the electrician to put them up anyway hence the dust in one of the photos. I know that I should have dusted before snapping the pics…oh well :)

Elated as can be, for sunlight is now a constant companion in my home, I began my search for a metal replacement.  I spotted a key chain lying around. The loop made perfect sense.

Key Chain Loop

I partially untwisted the finding so that it resembled a hook which would allow the slat turning rod to dangle.

Testing, testing...

I tested it to make sure that it was both long and thin enough. It was of perfect length and width.

A perfect fit!

I then connected the finding to the metal opener on the mini blind just as one would loop on a key.

Nice and snug...

I attached the rod, then, secured it by slightly turning back the tip of the finding with a pair of jewelry pliers.

All done. It was as easy as pie:)



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