Rated 5 out of 5
by dapope Love, Love, Love these Shades! Beautiful Colors!
First off I would like to say...I read every review on these shades before ordering looking for info on the colors. "Please" state what color you are reviewing when there are several choices for any item! I didn't find one review that helped me on my color choice for the Bronze shade!
Very fast & easy to install. I ordered all these shades to replaced 15yrs+ JC Penney room darkening vinyl shades that all still worked good, I'm just ready for a color change! The kicker is I'm paying about the same price I purchased those for way back when & on sale.
I ordered the "Silver Moon" color for my kitchen window over the sink and it looks great. Didn't even put my valance back up as I like the way it looks without it. Matches with my colors great, even though I am still in the process of switching everything over to stainless plus some other updates. Someone else had mentioned how the light glares off of it, but I have stood at the sink at different times of day and this is not a problem for me and I like the shiny look. Has not glared in my eyes at all, if anything it makes my kitchen seem brighter.
I purchased "Metallic Bronze" for my open concept dining & living room. I've got the dining room up, but no window treatments up yet. Luckily, I like the look of the color with the dark wood and it pops a bit.
I've uploaded 2 photos, sorry about the flash glare, but hopefully they help someone. The Bronze is a bit lighter than it looks in the photo. The colors all look pretty true to the examples, just much prettier. It is close enough to see it looks good with darker wood tho. The problem I had was deciding on the Bronze color as I needed to see how it would look with a darker wood, everything is shown with white.
I purchased "Platinum" to replace 3 bedroom shades but haven't put them up yet either. That will be in spring when I repaint. I already have black shades in there so I know they will be even better looking. They are a shimmery black with little silver gray flecks in them and look beautiful. Can't wait!
In my opinion the colors available will coordinate easily with many decors and brighten the rooms look with a bit of modern flare. They block the light very well with just a little bit of light filtering thru with a nice soft effect. I don't think this is enough to keep them out of a bedroom. When I open them I can feel cold air that I didn't feel before opening, so they do help some in this respect. I would think if they are closed in the summer they will reflect sunlight away some. They open very easy and cords are very light weight as is the whole shade. Biggest I have installed so far is 31"x54", installed inside window frame. They fit perfectly! They are light weight, but they seem to be made very well. I looked them over thoroughly and see no reason why they won't last many years, I guess only time will tell.
I was a bit leery ordering with so many reviews stating that theirs arrived damaged & had to be returned. With the great sale price on these I figured it was worth the risk. I purchased 9 in my first order and 8 of them shipped separately in their regular resale box and the smallest one for my kitchen was in a big box with another item I ordered. NONE were damaged! I have opened all the boxes and checked them since some won't go up till I paint.
As stated in the beginning, they are very easy & fast to install. I just made a mark about 3" in on each side, held my bracket up to the mark and used a scratch-all in one of the bracket holes and smacked it a couple times with my hammer for a starter hole instead of pre-drilling holes. My window frames are oak so I used my drill to drive the screws in after I started them. Simple and fast! No direction needed, just make sure you make your marks for brackets where you don't hit your cords. I thought this type of bracket was the easiest I've ever had to install. The shade just pops right in! Just hook head rail on top lip of bracket & roll head rail down into bottom of bracket! Couldn't be simpler!
I liked these shades so much that I just got done ordering 3 more for the last room that I am redoing using "Silver Moon", so I thought I should write this review.
I wish I had a room to try the Dark Earth color as I imagine it is just as pretty as the other 3 colors available. Maybe I will get them for my garage windows!
Great job JC Penney & UPS! You both have made me a Very happy customer!
January 15, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5
by Bow23 Great Colors
I like the colors of these blinds. I would prefer a wand instead of cords. They don't have a headrail which is fine with me. They are a good deal when they are on sale. The drapes and lamp in the picture are also from JCP.
July 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by taeo this product has great look and good price
The color is very nice and very easy to install.The rod that closes and opens the blind are very smooth so is the string that rises the bottom f the blind.
April 26, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Willy10 Nice
I am still waiting for a return label for the 1st set that came without brackets
April 20, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Redhornet Overall very good. Only one problem.
I bought two of these in the 36" width to use on two small windows. They were easy to put up, and they do a good job covering the windows. The only problem is with the device to hold the cord in place so they do not extend to full size. The small plastic discs are very hard to adjust. What makes it even harder is that you have to adjust two of the discs on each blind. I ended up giving up on using them and set the blinds to cover the window and then used cable ties to hold the unused part of the blind together at the bottom of the window.
The selection at Pennys is better (and less expensive) than just about any other place I looked. Shipping to the store was very fast.
March 9, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by MryAn Love this look
I really love these silver blinds. My only complaint is that they are VERY thin. I purchased these for a mostly white bath that I was having a problem matching the white in the blinds with the rest of the white in the bathroom. The silver was the perfect solution!
April 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by TforT Great value
For a light weight aluminum blind, the slats are pretty tuff. Simple to install.
April 1, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by tellsall Great value at 50% off
I purchased this blind because it was about the price of vinyl, but was aluminum. At it's original price it would not have been a good deal. They are super thin gauge, which makes them easy to bend and being metal they will not flex like the vinyl. They will get a permanent crimp in them. I chose the metallic bronze color which I am happy with.
March 2, 2016