How can I cover my windows without buying curtains?

Judi Sobol
by Judi Sobol

I have a small 3 bedroom house and I can’t afford curtains for every room, HELP! I have honeycomb blinds downstairs, but since I put air conditioning in my bedroom, I still have the old horizontal shades. Due to being disabled, I can’t be a DIYER, is there a cheap way to keep privacy in my house? Perhaps a shade store is having a sale in my area, NY? I was thinking of wooden blinds for the bedrooms and curtains along with my honeycomb shades in the downstair windows?? Any creative ideas?

  5 answers
  • Check in your local thrift store for old curtains. They may have something that works or you can easily modify for your home.

  • Pamela Pamela on Oct 15, 2019

    I would try goodwill or local thrift stores or even yard sales for the most inexpensive way !

  • Kate Kate on Oct 15, 2019

    Sheets. Drop cloths.

  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Oct 15, 2019

    Hang sheets in the windows. They can be hand cut and hand stitched.

    You can tack them with thumb tacks onto the casing and hot melt glue a scrap of sheet as a valance over the tacks. Glue guns are $5 and 10 sticks of glue are $1.

    Make tie-backs for the curtains with scrap fabric.

    If you want to draw a pattern on them, lay it out in chalk or pencil and then use Sharpies for the final.

  • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on Oct 17, 2019

    Try your local building supply salvage yard. It's amazing what you can find.