Of course you know I am on a very limited budget and prefer to DIY everything if possible! For the fabric I was leaning towards using a shower curtain but ...
DIY Lined Drapery Panels
This is a good idea -- use velcro to attach your own black out lining to your favorite curtain panels.
Rural Kitchen Slider Curtain Ideas Cheap Kitchen Curtain Ideas
Install simple shelves in the middle of a window - provides added shelving and a topper for cafe curtains below.
Tutorial: DIY Curtains from a Bed Sheet Wait.. what??? I always see sheets that I wish were curtains because they're cheaper! Hot glue ribbon tabs to turn a bed sheet into a no-sew curtain. Genius!
sliding glass door with roman shade - Google Search- window treatments for sliding doors
Sliding Door Curtain Panel
How to make professional lined curtain panels
this is perfect
DIY Curtain Rod Covers. Fast and easy way to make a room just a little more classy.
small space turned custom office
kitchen window idea courtesy of Guyerfamilyblog.com
I like these curtains for over the sink
20 Budget-Friendly No-Sew DIY Curtains Ideas
Thomas_Paul_Fabric_curtain_rod_32 by benhepworth, via Flickr
Kitchen curtains....love this fabric
Not Your Usual Kitchen Window Treatment: Love this idea. Perfect for my kitchen since I don't want anything obstructing my view.
Aprons as window treatments! Cute! (& gingham wallpaper)
I love these burlap coffee bean sack window shades.
Just add beads