Put a shelf over a window and use the shelf brackets to hold a curtain rod- genius and beautiful AND gives a completely finished off look

shelf over window

Door shelf

place a shelf over the window to hold the curtain rod; leaves you room for placing decor and makes it an interesting take on the normal curtain rod

A trip to a salvage store for brackets and to Lowe's for wooden shelf.....a nice looking, heavy piece to fill a large space at a fraction of the cost.

DIY: How To Hang Trash Bags for Easy Access - two curtain rods and a dowel. This is brilliant!

DIY UPGRADE!! add a strip of trim a bit above already existing baseboards, paint and voila.. easy/cheap faux amazing thick baseboards!

Sheer swag panels

DIY Curtain Rod Covers. Fast and easy way to make a room just a little more classy.

Kitchen window shelf held up with antique corbels. Jamie says: I love the idea of the glass shelf in the window for plants and stuff

Install a shelf and brackets over the bathroom door to put that out-of-the-way spot to good use: Keep towels or bulky items there to save space in closets and cabinets. Simple genius.

this is a neat idea

for flowers on either side of the kitchen or other window (or outdoors).. cute idea!!

Curtain rod, ribbon and photos. Love it! Other pretty things on this site as well.

Curtain rods

Like this idea for a headboard.

Using magazine racks to hold produce in kitchen.

Pull-out cutting board and trash can. genius.

Great way to mask a load bearing pole in the basement.

Twig rod

Use the unifying power of color to create a built-in look. Using separate pieces such as a bench and a floating shelf, you can create the illusion of a built-in piece by painting everything in the virtual built-in the same color. It will trick the eye into seeing the separate pieces as a single unit.