These Are the Best Privacy Options for Your Bathroom Windows

Bathroom windows are unique, both in form and function. They need to let light into a small space, while at the same time, afford you privacy. Here's how to get the best of both worlds.  

Bathroom Windows Privacy Solutions For Every Budget

Every bathroom in my home has a window, some of them quite large. Our current master bathroom even has one in the shower. That doesn't seem so bad (hooray, natural light!), except the window looks directly out onto the porch right next to our front door.  Continue Reading

How To: Simple Renter Friendly Window Treatment

Simple Renter Friendly Window Treatment

If you already have functional privacy window treatments such as blinds or shades, but need to add in a little color or texture, this super simple budget-friendly DIY is the perfect fix. This solution requires no holes in the wall and no expensive window hardware. It's perfect for rental situations or can even be used to stage your home to sell.   


Simple Renter Friendly Window Treatment

In our home we use a lined bamboo shade for privacy, but this little corner needed a something more. Continue Reading

12 Do-It-Yourself Window Treatments

12 DIY window treatments

Shopping for window treatments is tough. Sometimes, you can’t always find what you’re looking for. Why not try a DIY version? Here are 12 simple, but statement-making, curtains and other treatments to try!      


12 Do-It-Yourself Window Treatments
photo: Cleverly Inspired

1. Forget sewing. Forget math. Hang the drapes with staples! via Cleverly Inspired 

12 Do-It-Yourself Window Treatments
photo: DIY Showoff

2. Make them from painter’s dropcloths. via DIY Showoff 

12 Do-It-Yourself Window Treatments
photo: Design Sponge

3. I don’t frown upon sewing projects! via Design Sponge 

12 Do-It-Yourself Window Treatments
photo: Remodelaholic

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Roundup: 10 DIY Window Treatments That Work In Any Kitchen

10 DIY Window Treatments That Work In Any Kitchen

It’s often a struggle to find the right window treatments for your space, and they can be very pricey too. Sometimes making your own is your best bet. So here are ten of my favorite DIY window treatment projects that will work in virtually any kitchen, depending on how you customize them.   


10 DIY Window Treatments That Work In Any Kitchen

1. Personalize these cafe curtains by using a fabric that fits with your decor. Here is the sewing tutorial. [Photo: Woman’s Day]

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How To: Turn Builder-Grade Blinds into Designer Roman Shades

created at: 03/25/2013

Ah… mini blinds. The bane of every home and apartment on the planet — and an eyesore, for sure. But installing custom window treatments can get out-of-control expensive very quickly. So what’s a mini-blind-loathing homeowner (or renter!) to do? Work with what you’ve got — and make it better!     

created at: 03/25/2013

Turning your mini blinds into custom, designer-looking roman shades is a surprisingly do-able project: the blinds provide the skeleton, all you need is a fabric you love! Continue Reading

Curbly Giveaway: Win $1000 from

Win a $500 gift card to!
And you thought you were done getting gifts this winter! This week, we’ve teamed up with to give away two $500 gift cards; that means two lucky winners will get five big ones to spends at, where you can find an awesome selection of blinds, shades, shutters and drapes. Read on to find out how to enter!

Tomorrow, we’ll show you how we worked with to revitalize the windows in the Curbly House. Continue Reading

The “Does It Work?” Challenge: Cleaning Windows & Mirrors with Newspaper

created at: 03/11/2012

It’s cleaning and organization month on Curbly! This week we’re taking a look at those household tips and tricks you’ve always heard or read about, but wondered if they really worked. I handed our Official Curbly Test Kitchen Tester (moi) a bevy of assignments, all to answer one burning question: Does it work?

First up: Cleaning glass with newspaper. I must confess, my Dad taught me this trick years ago. It’s something about the lack of lint on the paper (vs. Continue Reading

How to ‘Frost’ a Window with Contact Paper

created at: 08/11/2011

Ashley was wigged out by the ‘scary dark nothingness’ of her naked door window. A quick cover of various items such as craft paper and even pages from magazines took away the yips, but they weren’t very decorative, to say the least. So…Ashley got all crafty with some Contact paper and created a Moroccan inspired window treatment. This is what the nothingness looks like now:   

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Here’s what you’ll need to duplicate the results:

To see how the entire project came together, visit 7th House on the Left. Continue Reading

Repurpose: Salvaged Window to Awesome Mirror


created at: 07/12/2011

Thrift stores and Estate sales aren’t the only places for a great find: Monica brought home this boring multi-paned window from a salvage yard and transformed it using everyone’s favorite space enhancers: mirrors.  

created at: 07/12/2011

Instead of the opaque plexiglass inserts her window came with (isn’t that kind of an oxymoron? Opaque windows?), her custom-cut mirrors make all the difference.  See how she did it on Craftynest.

How To: Create Unique, Rustic Window Trim

created at: 02/22/2011

This, my friends, is a blank slate. It’s also a slightly fuzzy picture (sorry about that) of a very large unfinished window in a room I would one day like to sleep in instead of living in a garage. Ah, wishful thinking. But daydreaming aside, something had to be done with this thing and after a week of painting I was so ready to break out the power tools.

Unless you’re in the middle of new construction, I’d venture to say that “window trim” isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of design elements of a room. Continue Reading