Rated 2 out of 5
by Rebecca Nice shades. Not worth the hassle.
These are a nice quality shade for the price but even ordering them was an ordeal. The mobile site never indicates that you can't enter sizes on mobile so I went all the way through the ordering process twice, thinking the option would be on the next screen. i finally gave up and ordered from my laptop. It would've let me order without sizes if I hadn't been paying attention.
They are cut to the EXACT specs I ordered and the color/quality are nice but they're crimped for some reason, and I can't figure out how to get the crimps out. (See pic) They also arrived rolled too loose to actually roll up and down. I've spent hours adjusting all 6 that I ordered so they even function as normal blinds. They're nice, but probably not worth the hassle. If I can't get these crimps out I'll probably be returning them.
May 18, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Avidshopper Blinds Great - Screws cheap
I love the look of these blinds and I put up all 5 of these fairly quickly by myself. Within 24 hours, the blinds were falling down as the heads of the screws were breaking off. The screws were very cheap and flimsy. We had to try to remove the broken portion of the screws out of the wood and some we were unable to get out. Fortunately, there were other holes in the brackets that we were able to use to place other quality screws. If you purchase, plan on using better screws for installation.
May 19, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by wazzubetty If you're replacing your old ones, don't measure the shade itself - measure the window!
We're on our third set of these since 1994 - I love them! They're perfect for our needs. Usually, my husband measures & tells me what to get. This time, I tried to do it myself (insert rolling eye emoji here). I measured the shade itself because I thought I wanted to match them exactly (so I could use the same brackets - you know, make it easy). When they arrived, they were way too narrow. I thought okay, I'll measure the actual rollers on the shades. Wrong again! I took both wrong sets into the store & asked what I was doing wrong. They were so nice & explained that you're supposed to measure the actual window. The people who cut them figure out the rest for you.
May 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by maferne Shade does the job and protects the house from sun and people looking in.
Even though I measured wrong, my husband was able to wiggle the hardware for the shades and they are installed and doing a good job. The color is great with our neutral walls. I had ordered fringed shades for the bedroom, but kept the straight edged ones for the kitchen and dining room as my husband doesn't like the fringe. The shades are doing their job.
May 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gina Work great
The shades were very easy to put up and were the perfect touch for my office.
May 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Intheshade Great product at a great price.
We bought the same or very similar shades from Penny's for our house 20 years ago and they are still in good shape except for the ones we pull up and down several times a day. Those are starting to split where we grab them to pull them up or down. We could have just replaced those but as they are cheap we went with all new. I still had the measurements for the old shades so I ordered the same size and all of them fit in the old hardware mounts. No need to move any of the old mounting hardware making it very easy for me.
May 7, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by coveringwindows Simple but does the job
I got two of these for my son's bedroom to go under sheer curtains and another one to go in our playroom where my husband sleeps during the day when he works nights. The idea in both situations was to darken the room to aid in sleeping. Aside from light coming in at the edges (I wouldn't say they blackout the room), the room gets pretty dark with these. In the playroom, if I get curtains to go with it, I think we can get it pretty black!
As far as looks, the tannish ones I got for the bedroom exceeded my expectations, because they didn't look like the typical roller shade, being that color. The plain white one I got for the other room is a little uglier, in my opinion. The tan ones would look great with something covering the top roller part, which is the only part that really looks like a cheap roller shade to me.
April 13, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by shopinfool4fam Simple shade of good quality.
This is a simple shade that will block the west sun in my bathroom and the style fits my old house! Good quality for the money. It arrived very quickly and I picked it up at the store to save on shipping. It's hard to find these old style shades anymore and these are a heavier vinyl than some, so they last longer.
May 13, 2016