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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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