It was a lot of up the ladder, down the ladder, measure and mark brackets, pre-drill holes, screw in brackets, wrestle to get shade attached, refresh my beer, rinse and repeat 7 times. Okay, I didn't refresh my beer 7 times, but you get the idea. It was all so worth it!
These affordable and pretty shades were a deal on Overstock.com. They are the Dali Native Bamboo Roman shades, and they are available in every size imaginable. This was essential, as six of the windows are 27 inches wide, and the one on the other side of the door is just 16 inches wide.
Don't they look like they were made for these windows? Yes, they do.
The shades are 74 inches long, which is perfect for covering the entire window when that hot western sun comes streaming in. I got all 7 shades for $150 because I'm a Club 'O' member. Not bad considering comparable bamboo shades at Home Depot were $28 apiece, and they didn't even have the 16in. size I needed. I love you, Overstock!