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These Are the Best Privacy Options for Your Bathroom Windows

by Jennifer Farley

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. 
Hello Mr. UPS man, don't mind me, I am just standing here taking a shower...

Obviously we had to remedy these problems. Bathroom windows are a good thing! They let in light and help ventilate the bathroom when needed, but they can be inconvenient when you need to go about your bathroom business. Here is a wide variety of solutions for your bathroom privacy that fit a variety of budget needs.  

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How to Make a 2-Toned Button Window Shade

by DIY Maven

How to Make a 2-Toned Button Window Shade

With the right buttons and fabric, this window shade could work in just about ANY style of room. And, dare I say, it's as cute as a button? (My bad.) Anyway, if you'd like to crank one out, here's a list of materials you'll need:

  • Measuring tape
  • 2 contrasting fabrics, for front and back of shade
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Twill tape
  • Metal ruler
  • Pencil
  • Thread
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Seam ripper
  • 6 buttons
  • Hand-sewing needle
  • Tension rod to fit...

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How To: Customize Roman Shades.

by Chris Gardner

How To: Customize Roman Shades.

Every television design show lauds the ease of the basic Roman shade, which can be endlessly customized. Well, fine, but I still don't know how to make one...and those strings intimidate me.

Luckily, I have Jennifer's how-to from Apartment Therapy. "Jennifer took simple, plain and inexpensive Roman shades from Target and completely transformed them with a graphic patterned fabric from IKEA — providing customized window coverings on a...

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