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I was recently asked what the most unusual thing I have done in my business and I thought for a while, coming up empty, and my wife actually reminded me of a very unusual job I did about 15 years ago.

A gentleman professor who loved art history had me take one of the most basic window coverings, the vertical blind, and create something truly unique for him. What we did was have an outline of a famous Greek pose, of a woman carrying an urn projected onto the verticals, which happened to be the 2″ kind. (Very Rare) We taped the vertical blinds in place, still hanging from the window and I had a wall artist come in and paint the outline directly onto the verticals, using the image from the projector as a guide.

I wish I still had the photos, but it’s been a LONG time. If I dig them up, I’ll add them to the post. The point of the whole blog is that, in Reno, just because a blind or shade or shutter is offered only one way from the factory, that doesn’t mean that you have to be limited. Lately, I’ve been adding custom banding to the bottom of plain roller shades to create a truly custom look.

We like to think “outside of the box”, and so if you are looking for a creative touch to your window fashions, be sure to avoid the cookie cutter designers in Reno.

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