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Build a greenhouse out of recyclables

'Round my parts, it's pretty damn easy to find old wood-framed windows. They come out of farmhouses, falling down foreclosed homes…I see them in so many projects I wonder if there isn't a country-window-growing breed of tree propagating in the Midwest. Well, here's a way to use 'em up.

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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").

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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

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Spring clean your computer in 6 steps

Spring might be a ways off (especially in the Southern Hemisphere) but any time is good for a clean-up — for your computer as well as your home. This advice is for Windows XP, Vista or 7 (sorry Mac/Linux users but I wouldn't know where to start!) and should be super-easy for anyone to follow.