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The crocheted window treatment of your rainbow daydreams

I mean… the kitchen design alone is cause to squee. But then you throw in that amazing crocheted window treatment, and you have a rainbow-y halo-y light-streaming day dream! Except it’s real. And, assuming you had the crotchet-ing skills, you could probably make one just like it.

Turn your scarves into a colorful curtains

I can’t get over the light streaming through Homie Shootdanielle’s window covering. She turned silk scarves into gorgeous and completely one-of-a-kind curtains.

Skull-covered damask shower curtain

We featured a skull-filled bathroom a couple weeks ago, and for those of you who were inpsired, I thought this $22 skull-covered damask shower curtain might be an excellent accent piece.

DIY chevron curtains: why buy them when you can paint them yourself?

I decided to DIY a large chevron onto thick canvas curtains from IKEA — and I’m happy to say that it was a total success! I originally rejected the idea as a lot of fabrics won’t hold up paint, but when it dawned on me that canvas is what artists use to paint on, everything fell into place.

DIY shower curtain: draw a squid on it!

The moment I saw Lara (of “geeky love” wedding invitation fame)’s DIYed squid shower curtain, I just HAD to get my tentacles on it for Home. Not only did she let us feature it, but she gave y’all an awesome hand-drawn how-to. Cuteness ahoy!

Low-sew curtains: 50 minutes of work for a showy result

I had a length of freshly washed fabric folded up and hung over the railing in the dining room for well over a month. I’d picked it up at the fabric shop directly after reading a how-to for making my own no-sew curtains out of burlap.

Now, I’m not much into burlap (shocking, I know), but I was certain I could replicate this style with something a little more my speed. So I purchased some fabric I liked and did a quick sketch to set myself in the right direction (a direction I like to call, “A Hair Short of Wing-It”).

Sick chickens, text art, and questionable piggy banks in this week’s reader photos

Happy Monday, Homies! Good to see you back. In this week’s photos we have a lot of voyeurism, and in this week’s Clicky Links there’s a lot of geeky consumerism.

Share your photos by posting to our Flickr group, and share your inspirations with us on Pinterest.

Not your auntie’s boring curtains: how about a glittery/retro window dressing solution?

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