Recycle Your Wooden Blinds

October 28th, 2014 in All About Blinds

Wooden blinds can be a little tricky when it comes to recycling – you might think it was an easy job because they’re made out of wood but a lot of wooden blinds are coated with some form of  varnish that is non-recyclable.

So what can you do with them when it’s time for a change? We’ve got a few suggestions for you and we must warn you – you might suddenly decide that you want to get crafty!


sunburst mirror from old blinds

We found this incredible guide from Hip 2 Thrift, giving you clear and easy to understand instructions for how to make one of these gorgeous Sunburst Mirrors for your home.

We love the idea of spray painting the slats a different colour to give your home that bright burst of colour but we also think that a natural woodgrain mirror would also look fabulous and add a real unique touch to your home.

Get Arty!


Unleash your inner artist and get some paints out!

Whether you decide to try something like the flag designs shown in the photo above (a quick handy guide right here from Scrap Hacker) or even create your own little masterpieces, the wooden slats can give you a quirky and exciting canvas to work from.



Guaranteed to add a touch of class to your decor, you can even use the cut down slats of your blind to decorate your furniture.

The classic herringbone design of the dresser above is a great way to add a timeless and traditional feel to your home, perfect for those more rustic interiors.

Be Charitable


Even though recycling wooden blinds can be difficult, donating them sure is easy and you never know who might be looking for that exact shade of oak.

Donate them to your local charity shop and let someone else pick them up – not only will it be a productive and charitable way to recycle them, you’ll also be left with the warm, fuzzy glow of knowing that you’ve done something great for someone else 🙂

meet Franki

About the author

I'm the newest member of the blinds 2go blog team. I've been really enjoying researching and hunting some amazing things to post! I love books (read The Road by Cormac McCarthy, you won't regret it!), pigs (oink oink!) and drinking tea (who doesn't?!). The quirky things in life make me happy and I really love everything about the colour red.

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