It doesn't help that the room is entirely wood paneling and we have no ceiling which for some reason makes me see the blinds even more.
Here they are above the windows beside the backdoor.
And at the front of the house...
They are a nice combination of wood and fabric that is old and brittle and we've been afraid to put them down the entire way for fear of never getting them back up.
It was finally time to take them down and hang some simple white blinds. We have a long way to go to lighten up this room but these new blinds already help. One ugly thing off the list -- 999,945 to go!