The latches on most double hung windows are no match for a burglar with a pry bar. Pin locks are an easy solution. To install one, all you have to do is drill a hole.
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The latches on most double hung window locks are no match for a burglar with a pry bar. Pin locks are an easy solution. To install one, all you have to do is drill a hole. If you want to lock the window in a partially opened position, drill a second hole. Pin locks are sold at home centers and online. They work well on sliding patio doors too. If you’re looking for repairs, here’s how to fix a double hung window.
This window treatment uses leftover slipcovers from another project. The DIYer copied another window treatment design for shape, then used their sewing skills to bring it all together. Check out the entire process here.
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Here's a new take on a Roman shade. It uses some fun fabric, a little sewing and is attached with a tension rod. Ribbons are added so it can be raised and lowered.
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Depending on how much window coverage you want, consider using jewelry or small square scarves as a window treatment. Just drape necklaces or scarves over the curtain rod. See more on this and other no-sew window toppers here.
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Here's a no-sew curtain idea: Take some regular bed sheets and turn them into curtains. Just add a small curtain rod and thread the sheet on it. Complete how-to can be found here.
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