Without the valance
Valance added, I used a 1.5" PVC pipe that I painted on the ends to reutilize the holders I already had mounted for something I had previously hung. I hope to in the near future add fancy pulls to the cords and something on the end of the pipe.
I am really hoping to save energy with the addition of these shades. I have never covered these windows but there has always been a considerable difference in temperature in this room. I also have a small window to the left of this large window that I made a shade for but did not get a picture of it.
I hope this inspires you to make this if you have contemplating this project in the past.
The French Country Cottage