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All the curtains I can find are way boring. Where do you guys go for curtains?

I've thought about buying fabric and making my own, but I'd prefer not to. Also, when I say redo, I mean going from a "Hey, this is cheap and we can use it" to a "Hey, this is thoughtfully put together and really shows off the occupants' personalities." Which in this case is retro '60s (him) and anything glittery (me).

So if anybody has any ideas or links to cool curtains, I would love you forever. But since this is the internet I think forever means like a nanosecond…whatever, I would be really grateful. -Christine

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Use staging to make your offbeat home seem COMPLETELY NORMAL AND PURCHASABLE

While I know to take down the scary clown bank, deranged elf cookie jar, and other creepy kitsch, my tastes in general aren't really in keeping with the small-town sensibilities in our area, and I just can't seem to make myself see things from that viewpoint. I've refrained from fun paint and other permanent oddities; now how do I expand my house appeal to the general public?

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When we lived in a studio apartment, we used an IKEA bookcase to divide our "bedroom" from the…front door area. (In retrospect, maybe putting the bed in front of the door was a poor choice.) BUT! I know how important and useful dividers can be in small spaces. I've got a few simple ideas.

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How to hang paper collections, a miniature castle, and turquoise walls in this week's reader photos

Start your week with our collection of interesting articles on the web and photos from our readers. This week: see a revolutionary stained glass window and a mural on the side of a home. In these Clicky Links you'll find lots of sites to waste a little time on — and new perspectives on roommates with bad habits.

Click through, too, to find our links on submitting YOUR stuff to Offbeat Home!

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A home hearth, a colorful living room YAHOO!, and lots of Trekkie goodness in this week's reader photos

Start your week with our collection of interesting articles on the web and photos from our readers. This week: see LEGO portraits, and the USS Enterprise is in trouble! In these Clicky Links you'll find lots of sites to waste a little time on — and help you start your gardens.

Click through, too, to find our links on submitting YOUR stuff to Offbeat Home!