Attach a sheer curtain panel behind your existing curtains using a bungee cord. Just run the cord through your curtains, attach the bungee hooks to the sides of the rod and stretch it across, and voilà, you have a beautiful sheer inner curtain panel!
DIY:: This is a FABULOUS TUTORIAL ! How to Make A Garden Fountain Out Of Anything ! Simple Step by Step Instructions ! by Cultivated Nest (wonder if I could use these instructions to figure out how to make Laura Crockett's pebble-filled water columns)
Take plastic bins from the dollar store and upgrade them using metallic spray paint to give them a "tin" finish! I have these exact plastic bins. I have metallic spray paint. I have metal/tin buckets. How come I never put all this together myself?