Custom shade for odd window

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Old 10-11-16, 08:15 PM
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Custom shade for odd window

So my daughter's room has a kind of half circle window above her regular window. The main window we have covered with blinds and some darkening shades. But this small window above lets in so much light (room faces east), it keeps her up in the summer evenings, and wakes her up too early in the mornings. We had foil on it for a while, but were sick of the ghetto look.

So needless to say, I'm trying to come up with a good way to cover it permanently that will look decent. Basically some sort of fan shaped shade I'm thinking with thick material that will block out most of the light. Doesn't need to block it out 100%, just take the bulk of it.

There isn't a sill beneath it, just the top of the blind fixture beneath it, as you can see in the photos. So whatever I build will have to be held up by connecting to the sides and/or top of the window surround.

Just looking for ideas on how to build something like this. Napkins drawings, MS paint, whatever you can do will help!

Here are a couple pics. As you can see, it's not really a half circle, but a half circle with a sides extending down. Like the top of an arched doorway. Of course, they're at night so don't show the light issue we're dealing with:
http://i.imgur.com/UCw5sGC.jpg
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Old 10-12-16, 06:28 AM
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You cab get a custom made unit, but of course it will be expensive. What is necessary is a shade or blind that is pulled up instead of down.

You might check at a Lowes or HD in the cloth shades (Rolback) that you might be able to cut to fit the contour of the window. Better still just mount the shade over the window on to the wall even if it covers the wall as it goes over the arched section.
 
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Thanks Google, yes I searched for that, wasn't sure I could get it to work in my shape because it's not really a half circle.
 
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Yeah I'd rather keep the shade in the window, but doing it outside the window is not a bad idea.

I'll look into installing one in a pull up fashion as well. However I really wasn't even looking for something with the ability to open. I was thinking king something in a more foxed position. But hey if that works, doesn't matter that it's not fixed. Thanks I'll look into those.
 
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Old 10-12-16, 10:23 AM
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It's called an eyebrow arch. Something that might be easier, and removable too, would be to cut a piece of plywood (you'll need to make a template first) that's just short of the size of the window. You might want to paint it first. Then get some nice fabric that either matches the wall color or the curtain.
Then get some double stick tape to put around the rim of the plywood. Press the edge of the fabric that's cut a bit larger and double fold the ends and press it on the tape. Then when it looks nice and neat, staple around. Push it in the window.
This should stay in the window without attaching it.
 
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That's actually not a bad idea. I could even fan the material to make it look like ore than a board covered with material lol. Thanks a bunch this might be the one.
 
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I second Shade's idea. You can be very creative. Maybe make two for a change.
 
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Yeah, and realized I will need fabric on both sides, as I don't want it looking ghetto from the outside or the inside. Probably just going to do a generic cream or something that will go with many colors. Could make two as you suggested. Just cut out two peices, then save it to put whatever fabric I want on it if we ever change the decor.
 
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