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  •  My cottage has a LR-DR-K (6+ / 0-)

    all in one.  It's got two windowed doors and four windows, all of vastly different sizes.  Plus, I'm flat broke.  My only option is to make my own curtains.  I found some bargain fabric and ordered some thermal lining.  My only problem was there wasn't enough fabric to do the whole job.  I had to get a few yards of another color for everything below 27" from the floor.  This makes my total cost about $150.  A custom drapery shop would probably charge me a couple thousand for the work.  Fortunately I do know a thing or two about sewing.  They're going to be a piece of cake compared to tailoring a blazer.  However, for this picture window it would help if I had a piece of ply set on a couple sawhorses.

    Any jackass can kick down a barn, but it takes a good carpenter to build one.--Sam Rayburn

    by Ice Blue on Sat Apr 20, 2013 at 10:53:17 AM PDT

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    •  Keep an eye on's clearance (6+ / 0-)

      Had to find the paperwork, but that's where we got ours. The most important things we got were the rods themselves.

      I should mention we use plastic film on a number of windows during winter as well. James, maybe that's something you can consider for your skylight in the winter?

      "I just wanted to bring down your grim facade and for once, let you see the world as I see it. Giggling in a corner, and bleeding; but you've denied me even that." - The Joker to Batman, Arkham Asylum.

      by DeathDlr73 on Sat Apr 20, 2013 at 11:17:52 AM PDT

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