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ChloeR
« on: August 18, 2004 06:19:15 AM »

I need some ideas for a window treatment for a window with a round top. I have curtains that I could use for the bottom half but really need something for the tops. The sun comes in really bright in the afternoons on that side of the house. I haven't seen anything like rounded top blinds or shades or anything. Any ideas would be very helpful! Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2004 07:36:05 AM »

They sometimes have these accordian-like blinds that are like a fan.  So they open out into a semi-circle.  You can put these in just the top part of the window. 
You might even be able to make one with fabric, an iron, and some super stiff interfacing.

Measure the radius of your circle - this will be the width of the blind.  Multiply that by about 5 or  so for the length (the length will be the circumphrence = 2*pi*r for a whole circle, you only have half a circle, so that's pi*r, but it's always good to have a little extra length).
Once you have your blind constructed to those dimensions (interfacing attached, hemmed all nice), you start accordion pleating it with an iron, making the segments about an inch or two wide.
Then make holes through one edge and thread some cord through them (this will be the center of the fan)
Then you should be able to fan it out.
I have no idea how to attach it to the window, though.  Undecided
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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2004 02:33:28 PM »

I have windows in my living room, they are rectangles with a semicircle above...is this what you mean?. I just bought long curtains and put a rod above the round part....it actually looks really nice. Lemme see if I can explain it better. there is a rectangular window with a semicircular window above it. I bought a rod that you can screw into the wall (at Walmart) and I put the rod above the semicircle....get it? it sounds kinda confusing to me!
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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2004 08:13:44 PM »

yes, those are the same windows..lol. And I get it Smiley I thought about that also but didn't know how it would look. Did you use sheer material? I thought that might look ok too. Thanks!
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« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2004 09:33:48 PM »

um..its sorta sheer, not really. I guess it's sheer in some places..sorry. I'm so confusing..anyways, I think either way, sheer or not, would look good.
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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2004 04:44:50 AM »

This might be  an alternative to curtains.

I remember seeing on "Trading Spaces" how they solved this problem.  They applied a sticky film on the panes in the semicircle.  The film was tinted with a pattern of colored flowers.  The film kept out the sun and made a nice colored glow.
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