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. I like the idea of having a shelf over the window in the kitchen or bedroom.
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!
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