||12-05-2010 02:09 PM
window trim bevel
This one should be easy!
Putting on some new window treatments in a 50's era house we bought recently. But, I'm finding that the hardware that comes with the things we're buying, isn't playing well with our situation.
The mounting clips that come with several new cellular blinds usually comes with two options - screw holes horizontally, or screw holes going up vertically. (Seems typical of most of these clips.)
* Going horizontal isn't going to work for me, because that would go right into the plastic base of our windows (pic 1 below).
* So, to get a good bite on wood, I think I need to go UP. However, our wood trim around the windows has a bevel. And I'm finding that the pre-made holes in the clips are too far out. (see pic 2)
The first set of blinds we bought had this problem, and we thought it a fluke, and returned them. Now the second has the same problem. Is our wood trim just old (and narrower) than newer stuff?
For reference sake, also showing a pic of the old mounting clips from 80's era blinds. They seemed to provide ample opportunity for screw holes very tight in against the window. (pic 3)
Any help appreciated.