Plantation Shutters & Sheer Curtains

Danielle Crosby - Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Plantation shutters & sheers as seen on the block triple threat

Plantation shutters can transform your home offering you complete flexibility with light control, privacy and insulation, and above all they are a window treatment that will increase the value of your home. So its no wonder why contestants on The Block Triple Threat are getting on board and fitting out their windows with Plantation Shutters, adding clean lines and a stylish finish.

Several of The Block contestants have opted for white plantation shutters through their bedrooms, living areas, bathrooms and ensuites. Theres not a more sleek and contemporary colour choice than white. The light colour choice also tends to recede which aids in opening up the spaces and making smaller rooms feel larger.

Plantation Shutters have been a key design statement in several Block contestants bathrooms & ensuites. New generation PVC shutters would be used in these wet rooms as they are UV and water resistant to withstand fading, cracking or warping, perfect for windows or doors directly adjacent to these areas.

Along with shutters, The Block contestants have utilised sheer curtains throughout The Triple Threat season and past seasons. Sheer Curtains really do set the tone for The Block rooms interiors. The Block sheers create softly filtered light and allow for views outside to be enjoyed whilst providing privacy. Sheer Curtains add softness and bring a sense of relaxation to the rooms.

A renovation which has perfectly used the combination of plantation shutters and sheer curtains is this contemporary home in our capital city of Canberra. In this home Dollar Curtains & Blinds meet the brief perfectly creating the ultimate refined look for their clients.

If you are interested in getting plantation shutters or sheer curtains, or both, we can come out to your home for an FREE measure & quote. It is more affordable than you think to achieve the same look as what you've seen on The Block Triple Threat. And we can help do it all for you!

Contact us on 03 9237 1200 to find your closet store or fill out our free measure & quote form below.

Protect Your Privacy With Wonderful Window Treatments

Danielle Crosby - Friday, March 20, 2015


Here are some tips on how to screen out those nosy neighbours without blocking out the light with these elegant ideas from Houzz!

10% Off Blinds Made in Wilson's Blind Fabrics

Danielle Crosby - Wednesday, February 04, 2015


Need some blinds? We are on SALE! Shop now at Dollar Curtains & Blinds and get 10% OFF on Blinds made with Wilson's Blind Fabrics!

If you are looking for light-filtering quality of fabrics, along with a stylish look with an elegant and refined finish, then our functional and on trend Wilson's Fabrics are the perfect fit for you!

The majority of Wilson's Blind Fabrics are also Australian Made..

Why buy Wilson's Australian Made Blind Fabrics?..

  • Fade Resistant
  • Stain Resistant – protected with Teflon Coating
  • It has a superior coating quality
  • It's long lasting and durable
  • Lead Free and PVC Free
  • Made using superior PITCH BLACK Blockout Coating
  • Oeko Tex Certified (NO Harmful chemicals used)
  • UPF 50+ - Excellent UV Protection

Don't miss out! The sale starts today and ends on the 31st of March 2015 so book in a free measure & quote or visit one of our stores today.


Offer Excludes Installation. Discount does not apply with any other offer and is only valid on Wilson Blind Fabrics included in our range. The 10% Discount must be processed at the time of purchase. Offer is only valid from the 3rd February 2015 until 31st March 2015.

Pantone Colour of the Year 2015 - Masaria

Danielle Crosby - Friday, December 12, 2014


Pantone have selected their Colour of the Year for 2015 - the earthy and robust Marsala 18-1438.

Pantone's yearly colour pick often serves as a good indication of what shades to expect in the coming year from housewares, home and industrial design.

The impactful, full-bodied qualities of Marsala make for an elegant, grounded statement color when used on its own or as a strong accent to many other colors.

Pantone Colour of the Year 2015 - Masaria

A Tasteful Hue

Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness.

Pantone Colour of the Year 2015 - Masaria

A Hearty Yet Stylish Tone

Add elegance to any room by incorporating this rich and welcoming hue in accent pieces, accessories and paint. Marsala’s plush characteristics are enhanced when the color is applied to textured surfaces, making it an ideal choice for rugs and upholstered living room furniture.

Pantone Colour of the Year 2015 - Masaria

Wondering how you might be able to incorporate 2015's hottest colour into your decor? Charles Parson's have picked a number of their beautiful fabrics so you can try a splash of Marsala with your upholstery or drapery.

Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, says the hue will be incredibly popular in the New Year. Eiseman and her team travel the world to observe color at play.

"Hardy, robust, satisfying, fulfilling," she said of the shade. "At the same time, there's a certain glamour that's attached to this color." They see Marsala being used in any number of ways, be it an accent wall in a living room or office, a swipe of eye shadow mixed with bronze for a metallic look, a throw pillow, the exterior of a car, or a bit of jewelry evoking the 1950s. "It really does embody a certain amount of confidence and stability," Eiseman added.

"It's a color that you can mix with what you already own," she explained. "You can add just a touch of it. That's the intent and purpose. It is not the color that swallows the world."

How can you incorporate 2015's hottest colour into your decor? Try a splash of Marsala with your upholstery or drapery - Charles Parsons Interiors have a number of options in this glamourous shade!

Pantone Colour of the Year 2015 - Masaria

For more visit Charles Parsons Interiors or Pantone's website.

Rotary Donations In Kind

Danielle Crosby - Thursday, December 11, 2014


We are very proud to be supporters of the Rotary Donations In Kind. We donate hundreds of rolls of old fabrics which are then distributed to people in need, including to East Timor and made into valued practical items such as rice bags, clothing and cushions!

So far this century the Rotary Donations In Kind has been able to ship 367 containers with a overseas aid value of $37,754,000.

Welcome to Rotary Donations In Kind

Rotary Donations In Kind is a major recycling operation, run by volunteers, that gives suitable goods to people in need, for free.

The West Footscray Store is part of the National Rotary Donations In Kind Store network, which is Rotary Australia’s largest ongoing project and the West Footscray Store is the largest in Victoria.

A Donations In Kind (DIK) project is often the most practical and cost effective way to help people in developing countries and it also provides excellent opportunities to help local communities.

It provides Rotarians, the Public and Corporate Sector with the chance to make a meaningful difference in the lives of people who need our help.

It provides Rotarians with opportunities to use all of their resources; their intellect, skills and contacts, their labour and their ability to raise funds.

There is an opportunity for everyone no matter where they are located or the time available, to get involved and make a difference.

Rotary Donations In Kind


DIK’s roots go back 50 years, when Australian Rotarians began hands-on projects overseas and it became obvious that surplus material in Australia would be very valuable. It is part of Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) a group that assists with practical projects in developing countries. Click here for more information on RAWCS and DIK nationally.

West Footscray Shipping Activity

West Footscray Shipping Activity Results
Container shipped 2012-13 47 * 20’ container units
Containers shipped since 2000 367 containers to 21 countries (1/7/13)
Hours worked - 2012-13
Since 2000
Hours 10,898 value $328,959
Hours 102,342 value $2,933,00
Freight cost - 2012-13 $116,548 * this figure includes some expenditure on plant and equipment
Running Cost - 2012-13 Although the rent is discounted the annual running costs were $59,358 which is fully funded by rotary clubs

Material Required

While the major focus is on Education, Health, Supporting Communities and Business Development, there is also a great need to help the underprivileged so common in developing countries. Because the people involved fully research the projects they understand exactly what is required and have the experience and imagination to adapt. Most people have useful material in their homes or business.


Donations In Kind is one of the most cost effective recycling operations in the Australia. It is run by volunteers and the operation is funded by Rotary. There is an opportunity for everyone who cares about our future to work with enthusiastic people who make real difference.

Volunteering Opportunities

Everyone Rotarians and members of the public can get involved - in your home, with your Rotary Club, in your community or working in the store.

Corporate Support

Being seen as good Corporate Citizens is vital to modern organizations and the responsible disposal of surplus material is an important factor. Increasingly organizations are choosing Rotary Donations In Kind as the safest and best option for the reusable goods they no longer require. Because Rotary operates in 214 countries and distributes the goods regardless of race, religion or politics, there can be no claims of bias. Rotary fully funds the operation and people in genuine need receive the goods for free. Donated goods are not sold to fund the operation. Donations In Kind will fully comply with any restrictions on where and how goods can be used. They won’t end up on a market stall locally or overseas.

Anonymity or Promotion: If requested we guarantee anonymity. Alternatively we can provide promotional material for your internal use, promotion in Rotary Media, a media package for your use and where possible promotion in the media.

Tax and other benefits as a business based organization we understand corporate issues and requirements. Click here for more information

Rotary Club Involvement

Given the range of options there is something to suit every Member and Club.


There are projects available to suit Clubs resources, Skills and Contacts, labour and fundraising. There are projects to individuals interests and resources.

East Timor

Because of their location and the interests of the local Rotary Clubs some Donations In Kind Stores regularly ship to particular countries. The West Footscray makes regular shipments and helps Interstate Rotary Clubs and supporter groups to ship goods to East Timor.

For more information on this great project visit

In Time for XMAS

Danielle Crosby - Wednesday, October 01, 2014


At Dollar Curtains and Blinds we offer you MORE!

Like MORE in time for the Holiday Season.

Place your order NOW and have your Curtains, Blinds and Awnings, ready in time for Christmas!

That's right order NOW and have your window furnishings by Christmas!

While stocks last.

Add MORE to your home with quality window furnishings from Dollar Curtains and Blinds.

Visit one of our showrooms or go online to book your FREE in-home measure and quote!

New Living 2014 Magazine OUT NOW

Danielle Crosby - Saturday, August 30, 2014


New Living 2014 Magazine OUT NOW

Introducing the 2014 edition of Living magazine - 50+ pages of inspiration on the latest trends in curtains, blinds, shutters, awnings and homewares. Interior decorating advise on how to shop for the right window furnishings, three home transformations, how to select fabrics and how to increase your homes energy efficiency.

You'll find all you need to know to make the right decision for your window coverings and maximise your investment. For a FREE copy simply drop by your closest Dollar Curtains & Blinds store. To find your closest showroom CLICK HERE

New Living 2014 Magazine OUT NOW

DCB Designs Shutters

Danielle Crosby - Friday, August 29, 2014


At Dollar Curtains and Blinds we offer you MORE!

Like MORE value with some of the lowest priced timber and PVC shutters.

Transform your home with our custom fit shutters, perfect for UV protection, insulation and privacy.

PLUS We'll beat any comparable written quote! We charge LESS on shutters so you get MORE!

Visit one of our showrooms or go online to book your FREE in-home measure and quote!


Energy Efficiency in Winter

Danielle Crosby - Thursday, August 28, 2014


Purchasing window coverings from Dollar Curtains & Blinds is a great way to enhance your interior design scheme, but importantly, it will also save you energy and money.

The right window coverings will insulate your windows, resulting in greater control over the interior temperature of your home and significant savings on your power bills.

Uncovered windows are responsible for up to 40 per cent of heat loss from a home in winter, and up to 50 per cent of unwanted heat gain in summer. A one degree fall in temperature in your home adds 10 per cent to your heating bill. Conversely an increase in temperature in summer adds significantly to the energy required for cooling.

Dollar Curtains & Blinds specialises in a number of products that can make a difference to your energy consumption and your bank balance!

Energy Efficiency in Winter

Energy Efficiency in Winter

FREE-Make Curtain Fabric Range

Danielle Crosby - Wednesday, August 27, 2014


FREE-MAKE Curtain Fabric Range

  • No charges* for the making costs of your full length curtains if you choose your fabric from our specially designated range
  • Added benefits of full-length curtain samples which you can take home and hang up
  • We stock the majority of our Free Make fabrics in our warehouse, meaning minimal waiting for fabrics to be ordered in and a faster turnaround for your curtains

FREE-Make Curtain Fabric Range

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