I took down the window shade and placed it on top of my fabric, a nice blue plaid. OK, so my kitchen is yellow - ick - at least blue kind of goes with it. (Ignore the ugly floor where I am spread out my fabric). I have a cute topper over the kitchen sink that I made, predominantly blue because it was in a blue bathroom at one time. Anyway, I ironed the blue plaid fabric and then folded it over the shade, and ran it through the machine.
So I picked up a curtain rod and hung it above, then tore a bunch of strips of fabric and ribbon and half-hitched them over the rod. This is what the topper over the sink looks like, so they match.
Ok, that'll do! I do like this (even though the brackets don't match the rod, it's not that noticeable from the ground! I had to use brackets that extended out from the door more than the ones that came with the rod); I'll probably do the same for the other two windows in the room later.
The shade is behind the fringe, ready to pull down on the hot late afternoon sun. I was SO tempted to paint this room a cornflower blue today, but it was a hot afternoon and I had a 4 pm appointment to look at some doors on Craigslist (some french doors that might work to replace the slider in the living room). I'm glad I didn't, I'd be exhausted right now.
OK, ready for company!