Rated 2 out of 5
by SoCalLisa Great but cannot be repaired if up/down mechanism gets damaged
I bought this custom bamboo shade (~47" W X 57 1/2"L) and was happy with it until my cat got behind it and messed up the string mechanism. It is now crooked and does not go all the way up. The strings are very thin. I took the shade to various repair shops and they all say they are not familiar with this type of blind. They said to ask JCP (where I bought it) but JCP has no schematic nor department to deal with repairing shades. I checked YouTube videos too to see if there was a video on repairing this type but there were none. In short, the bamboo lasts but if the up/down gets messed up, you are out of luck. Also, on the back side, the clear plastic tabs that the flat stabilizing sticks seat into are very fragile and shallow in depth. One broke right away.
September 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
by carlahitz LOVE LOVE LOVE THE BAMBOO
well we started with the custom ones and then went with the real cheap ones from other stores but eventually ended up where we should had started. the pecan color was a bit dark so we exchanged for what we thought would be too yellow but they are a lovely bamboo color and just what we wanted. love the no cords... you decide see for yourself. yes i would recommend quality and price will not be beat!
March 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
by KJboston Love these blinds
Blinds arrived much sooner than expected and just what I was hoping for. I put them up in the diningroom and livingroom and love the look in both rooms. I did the exterior mount and was concerned they wouldn't look good because all the photos are with an interior mount but they look great and were very easy to install.
August 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by beachgirl So easy to install!
I am very, very happy with this product. They look wonderful and so easy to install. Two friends are now purchasing them also.
September 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by doityourself product very sturdy
I used this blind in my kitchen. This window gets the late day sun and I needed a blind that would stand up to moving up and down frequently and to the splashes coming off the sink. The contrast of the black thread and the light colored bamboo look great against the oak honey colored cabinets. The installation was fairly easy I would make sure you are installing into a stud due to the weight of the product. The only recommendation I would make is to put a protective seal on the pull handle to avoid stains from dirty hands and or water if over a sink. I plan on applying rub on poly which will only take a few seconds.
August 13, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lulu Exactly what I was going for!
I am very happy with my purchase and plan to order more for other rooms in my house. They are fairly easy to hang but the instructions were hidden rolled up in the shade. I got the instructions off the web which said to leave the shade closed up when hanging for easier installation. It wasn't until we had the first one hung that we found the instructions....they could have made them easier to find! I love that they don't have cords and they go up and down smoothly. They allow for filtered light to shine in during the day. At night, they can be seen through from outside.
August 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by downtoearh Stylish and blends with different woods and colors
I am very pleased with these shades. the colors blended nicely with my golden oak colored wood and butter colored walls. They are easy to install. They are NOT light blocking, but do filter the light and provide privacy, which is what I was looking for. Another great Penney's window covering purchase!
June 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by JCF35 beautiful shades, easy installation
I had been looking for bamboo shades for a long time. I love the layered look of bamboo roman shades and draperies. Finally pulled the trigger on these and am so glad I did. The price can't be beat. The color is very pretty (I was looking for something just like this - more of a tortoise/not too dark and not too light). They look very high end. They are easy to install (I am certainly not handy and did these all myself - after the first one I had the process down and it went very smoothly). I have since purchased these for every room in my house. If you are looking for blackout shades, these are not it. But they provide privacy and are very attractive (exactly what I wanted). Delivery says several weeks, but I received them within days (a very nice surprise!).
December 27, 2015