Rated 4 out of 5
by Goodygumdrops2016 Pleased with these pretty wood blinds!
I ordered four pairs of these wood blinds in the color, Oak Mantel. I am pleased with my purchase. The blinds look great. They really changed the look of the rooms that I hung them in.
The color, Oak Mantel, is a nice shade. The blinds I received seem to be a bit darker than the JC Penney catalog photo, but lighter than the photos I have enclosed with my review, but I'm happy with the shade. When these blinds are closed, your room is pretty dark. I'm glad I didn't choose a darker wood.
It isn't easy to find the smaller size 1" wood blinds that are affordable, which is why I was happy to find these. I installed the blinds myself. I'm female, have hung blinds before, but don't enjoy it. This was no exception. I thought the directions and diagrams could have been clearer and better, like most things these days. To me, the installation was a pain in the neck. Once they were up, though, I was happy and relieved.
As another reviewer stated, the decorative slat that covers the top of the blind's hardware could have covered more area. The slat seems a little flimsy and it was awkward to install. Once attached, however, it's up there and does the job.
I expected the wood slats to be of a slightly better quality material, but I have nothing to compare them to and I do really like the way they look. They have a good weight to them, though.
The pull cord seems a little flimsy and every time I hear my husband pull the blinds up or down, I cringe, thinking he is going to break the cord. By the way, the blinds need to be in the open position in order to pull them up or down. I had to tell him that too. ;-)
I have had these blinds for only 6 months and noticed the finish in a small area on one of the blinds, is scratchy already. I realized that this was caused by the small leaves on my umbrella plant, that is next to those blinds, brushing against the blinds when I am cleaning the floor back there or just turning the plant every month to allow it equal daylight exposure. I was surprised the finish on the blinds was so thin that it scratched just from that (see photo). I have since moved the plant farther away.
I wish there were more widths available in these blinds. I needed size 33" wide for my windows and had to settle for 32" wide since they didn't have 33" blinds. I also need 55" width for a larger window in my house, but these blinds do not come that large, unfortunately. I would buy them in a heartbeat, if they did.
With the cons I have listed, I still gave these blinds a "'4" because I really like how they look and would buy them again. If we are gentle with raising and lowering them and keep the plant leaves away from the wood slats, they will hopefully beautify my rooms for quite some time. For that reason, I would recommend these pretty wood blinds.
This review was part of a sweepstakes entry, but I had planned to review them anyway, because I am always grateful to read the reviews of others.
January 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
by Cvete Very happy with the JCP blinds
Our local JCP store didn't carry in stock 1" blinds.
We ordered on line through JCP. They arrived in couple of days and within 3-4 days I had them all installed. Excellent.
December 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by pattik Love this blind!
Purchased this item on sale and couldn't be more pleased!
Great quality, matches the wood trim in my bedroom almost perfectly. My husband installed it in about 20 minutes. I paired this blind with some Martha Stewart voile panels, also from JCP, that were an incredible price. Very happy ;-)
March 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
by Neenee9 Natural Basswood white blinds
The 1" faux wood blind is perfect ;the price right.
July 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by linmari We got 3 sets of blinds for our deck door. They are very nice!
The wood is good quality, nice weight to them. The blinds work well for the deck. They were not complicated to install. We guessed on the color and it matches the frame of the doors almost exactly. I am very pleased with them.
May 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1shoequeen Excellent quality, VERY good price!
I wasn't sure if I should choose my color based on the written description vs picture color. I went with the picture color knowing that I could return them to my local JCP store if needed. I guessed correctly, and the blinds match my French doors PERFECTLY. I'm very happy with this purchase. I ordered them online on a Tuesday morning, and JCP delivered them THE NEXT DAY. I was impressed!! The only downside is that the pieces that go on the bottom of the blinds to keep them from swinging around when the door opens were NOT included. The instructions gave me a number to call and they shipped me the missing parts free of charge. Well done, JCP! Very happy.
April 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Spotlite excellent-well made
Needed help ordering the blinds, called the north KC Store and ask for some assistance. They were very nice and ordered them into the store.
April 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by fleamktmom1 Just right for my smll windows
I purchased these in white, at a great sale price, for four small windows on our enclosed back porch entry. The wood blinds are much sturdier than I expected. They also look neat and clean. The 1" size is perfect for the smaller windows, as they are not large and overwhelming. Installation was easy, with only a rechargeable driver and a small screwdriver. Easy to adjust the length. I am totally satisfied!
March 23, 2016