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There's several ways to fix this, depending on a few things. The best thing to do is avoid drywall anchors, and screw directly into a stud. If there's one close enough that it looks okay, you should do that. You'll have to patch up these holes, which may be a bit of a pain to do with the textured walls, but it's doable. The next best option is probably ...


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sheet of cardboard (or similar) cut to fit inside


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You're not showing all the pieces. What we see is a curtain rod and the center support. There are brackets for the end that the rod hooks over. Pictured is a dual curtain rod hanger bracket. The hole in the rod catches on the tang and it drops down onto the bracket. The answer to your problem might be shown in the picture, use a nice board that spans ...


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We once used 1x2 wood across the length of the window trim to attach blinds to. It might be a bit excess, but with added surface area being screwed into the wall, much stronger. You could paint it the color of the window trim (or stain) before hand so its less noticeable. It worked for the blinds because the blind ran the entire span of the window. ...


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Buy paper window shades. Specifically the ones that are folded like an accordion and have an adhesive edge at the top. Trim them to the width of your windows. Lay them out flat and paint one or both sides black with spray paint. Stick them up behind the Venetian blinds. If you only painted one side then you can face the white side out if you are concerned ...


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Typically most wood framed houses will have wood framing running from floor to ceiling on either side of the window. If you mount an inch and half away from the edge of the window opening you will most likely hit wood. But the best way is to head to the store and buy a stud finder. It's a small hand held device that will find the wood/metal framing ...


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Get a set of second hand curtains from the local second hand shop. We just did this to our master bedroom. Now we own the house but didn't want to pay a lot of money for curtains and my wife found some really nice second hand roman blinds for $7.50 each. We put them underneath our regular curtains and the room stays warmer at night and significantly ...


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I'm pretty sure you've already considered this, but just in case you haven't... It may be an obvious option, but the direction your blinds face is pretty important... To block street- and auto lights, you'll want to make sure inside edges turn down, if you're any higher than the first floor.


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Simply spray the track with--ideally--silicone spray, or furniture polish. Dust builds up over time and the track no long runs smoothly. If this doesn't work, the track is probably damaged; it can possibly be fixed but it depends what sort of track and if parts are available if it's an old one. Try the spray first. Then see if any screws on the leading ...


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If by "stack," you mean that the curtain hooks get out of order, which makes opening the curtains back up impossible, then you could put a small screw or nail in the top/window side of each hook (perhaps two in each hook if it is really bad.) Or you could just get bigger hooks. That would make it would be impossible for them to overlap. If the problem is ...


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Another alternative to the standard toggle bolt is Snaptoggle bolt. It will stay in place if you remove the bolt. The only disadvantage is it should not be used if the area behind the wall is uneven.


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I have migrane headaches and have to have a completely dark room to sleep. I bought solid pink insulation and cut it to fit my windows. painted the side one side white and then still hung blackout curtains. you can not see your hand in front of your face in the middle of the day, but you can sleep.


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They are called safety cup hooks and have been cleverly repurposed. Links are for illustration purposes only. No product or source is being endorsed.


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Windows need framing around them, to support the hole-in-the-wall the window represents. This means that support framing (IF you have wooden framing) will be immediately to the left, right and above the window, within the first several inches. Small test nailings can be done in the area in question, just deep enough to prove wood-or-not. Drillings with ...


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I'm not sure what "solid walls" meant in 1920's Germany but I'd guess it is either brick, concrete or building-blocks (aerated or aggregate blocks of varying density). In general I've never found a way of filling such holes that would prevent a subsequent overlapping use of a masonry-drill from being deflected towards the old hole. I'd consider enlarge ...


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Use drywall anchors which come in many shapes and sizes. Select the one suitable for the load being applied. For heavier loads, such as bookshelves, use a stud finder and attach the shelves through the drywall to the wood stud.


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Curtain tie backs etsy page of tie backs


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There are standard curtain rods for bay windows such as this one There is also no reason you cannot use three rods, placed close to one another, one for each window.


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If you want a cheap easy solution, you can buy fabric and safety pin it to the blinds. If you pin just the top and bottom, when the blinds are pulled up 100% then ~1/2 of the fabric would be seen underneath the blinds. So I'd suggest ~ 4 sets of pin to have the minimum extra fabric seen. I'd also suggest using khaki, it is relatively cheap and thick. *I'd ...


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Window Tint. That will let light in during the day and give you better coverage at night. YOu could go lo-tech and use black sheets. Just pin them up on the wall at night. That is probably your cheapest, albeit, most horrible looking solution. Then again it's just for sleeping.


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Your best solution would be to take the curtain rail down completely and re fix it. Fill in the existing holes and repaint the wall if necessary then put it back up as if it were new. You'll need to avoid the existing holes and some of the answers to this question may be of use.


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While this question may be ambiguous or style based I will try to give the best answer I can and let more qualified hands cast close votes. I would recommend sheers. They allow plenty of light in, but obscure the inside of your apartment enough to allow some privacy. In terms or hardware, they are extremely easy to set up, if you have a recessed alcove ...



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