How can I cover this window?

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What can put over this window from keeping the sun from shining in because it shows up on the television and the television can’t be moved to another wall. I don’t think they make curtains for this shape and I don’t sew.

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  • Betty Betty on Feb 06, 2019

    Hi you can buy a clear tint film at Wal-Mart. . You can cut it to fit the window. .I use on garage window in summer time .take off in winter and re-use again. .comes in different color tint. .I chose clear so I can see out. .it will keep the sun out. .

  • Window film, sold on line and in stores.

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Feb 06, 2019

    just put a curatin rod up above window wide enuf to cover whole window; shades /blinds https://www.pinterest.com/pin/120893571228740424/; make a small sliding barn door shutter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2qKzy75TVE sliding panel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7cgmYxU0XI easy DIY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFNAoBOGR_E&t=18s

  • Gk Gk on Feb 06, 2019

    You could make a cardboard cutout the shape of the window and push it into the space. You could cover the cardboard with fabric by using spray on glue or try some contac paper to make it more decorative.

  • Barb Barb on Feb 07, 2019

    You can get a custom blind / shade made. Not cheap.

    You can also get a blind the width & length of widest part of window place a nice valance shelf over to hide blind when pulled up.

    Or make a cutout of the window decorate both sides put hinges on attach to window. Swing open or closed as needed.

  • I used “Gallery Glass”. Right out of the bottle, small wiggly lines in bunches to make it translucent. You can use a dark color to block the sun. Consider a pattern with other colors (monogram, etc) to make it more interesting.

  • Diana Diana on Feb 07, 2019

    make a pattern and use foam sheet used for packing. Very cheap

  • Mary lu Mary lu on Feb 07, 2019

    have you tried putting bubbe wrap on each section of the window. Does it shield the sun enough? you attach the bubble wrap by just wetting the window and sticking the wrap onto the glass.

  • Penny Penny on Feb 07, 2019

    I would cut a piece of thin wood the exact size of the window then hinge the top and prop up with wood like an awning

  • V Smith V Smith on Feb 07, 2019

    I would make a panel to fit inside the frame using foamcore board. To make a templet I would attach some ridgid paper, like poster board. Find the horizontal center of the window. Attach the posterboard's edge across the center with painter's tape and reach inside with a short pencil and trace the shape, then cut it out. Draw a centerline on your foamcore and line up the templet across the centerline and trace the shape. Then flip the templet to the other side of the centerline, line up your edges and trace again. Before you cut out your foamcore octagon measure the finished size of the tracings. You will want a snug fit to hold everything in place. Use an Exacto or razor knife with a straight edge to cut out your foamcore board. Use spray adhesive to attach fabric over the board or cover it with Contac paper, or install it plain (pencil marks removed). Near the bottom, I would add a light-weight drawer pull with a large washer added to the back, that will help when you want to remove the cover.

  • Betty Albright-Bistrow Betty Albright-Bistrow on Feb 07, 2019

    I have done this and just covered it with clear paper so that the sun can still come through but yet it will provide you with some wonderful designs. There are different films you can buy. Amazon has them as well as Home Depot or any craft store. Good luck to you.

  • Ellis Ellis on Feb 07, 2019

    I had this same type of window, but with clear glass, in a door. I bought curtain rods for french doors, and placed one rod at top and one at bottom of the window, with a white curtain shirred top and bottom onto the rods so light could get through, but prying eyes couldn't.


    You could also get an accordion pleated shade, they come in various colors with light-blocking styles, too. Some have no messy-looking strings, just lift by a tiny handle on the bottom rail. When the TV's off, just lift the shade and let the light in.

  • Lagree Wyndham Lagree Wyndham on Feb 08, 2019

  • JAMES A ROLLI JAMES A ROLLI on Feb 08, 2019

    I PERSONAL THINK IT WOULD BE A GOOD CLOCK , OR PAINT WITH WATER COLOR PAINT AND IT LOOK LIKE IT'S A STAIN GLASS I DID IT TO MY HOUSE AND I NO LONGER HAVE IT CAME DOWN IN THE WORLD SERIES EARTHQUAKE AND I'M MAD THAT WAS MY FAVORITE I EVER LIVED BESIDES THE HOUSE I GREW UP IN WITH MY GRAND PARENTS MY MOTHER'S MOTHER AND FATHER PLUS MY MOTHER,FATHER AND MY THREE YOUNGER BROTHERS BUT NOT SISTERS. I HAD MANY PETS AT'MY GRAND PARENT'S HOUSE AND MY GRAND PARENT'S HOUSE THE ONLY ONE ON THE BLOCKS AS MY COUSINS WOULD VISIT AND THEY WOULD SAY THEIR GOING OUT TO THE STICKS AND THE WOODS ACROSS THE STREET NOTHING EITHER SIDE HOUSE EXCEPT WOODS

    AFTER 3 YEARS LATER HOUSES STARTED TO BE BUILT BUT NOTHING CAN BE COMPARE TO MY GRAND PARENTS HOUSE ALL BRICK WITH 3/4 IN SLATE ROOF AND LITTLE DECK WITH A WITH A SAFETY RAILING AROUND THE DECK SO NO ONE WILL FALL OVER AS MY GRANDFATHER BUILT IT HIMSELF AND AN A MADE METAL LATER TO ESCAPE A FIRE WHICH NEVER HAPPEN

    STILL MADE THAT SPENT 3 YEARS TO DESIGN IT AND BUILT THROUGH MY HARD EFFORTS DID'T PAYOFF I ALSO PAINTED MY MAIN ENTRANCE DOOR WITH THAT WINDOW WAS ABOVE THE DOORWAY. BE CREATIVE. IF YOU WANT MORE IDEAS WHY NOT WRITE ME AT jamesarolli1@optonline.net . ALSO MAKE WITH FAKE GREENS AROUND THE WINDOW GET SOME SMALL PINE CONES PUT HEM ON THE GREEN AND TAKE CUP HOOKS TO HOLD AROUND THE WINDOW WITH FISHING LINE NO BODY WOULD EXPECT TO SEE A WREATH. FROM THE INSIDE.GET SMALL COLORED BALLS AND SEE IF YOU CAN FIND SMALL ANGELS . ALL CAN BE FOUND AT A ARTS AND CRAFT SHOP. JUST MENTION HOME TALK IF YOU WRITE IF YOU WANT TO SEND ME A PICTURE OF WHAT YOU MADE I 'LL GIVE YOU MY HOUSE ADDRESS . MR JAMES A ROLLI 100 CEDAR RIDGE DR. S 108 CEDAR GROVE, NEW JERSEY 07009 PS: GOOD LUCK ON PROJECTS THANK YOU JAMES

    • Tammy Nichols Tammy Nichols on Feb 12, 2019

      That’s when the houses were built good. I’m sorry to hear you lost your house that way.

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