OK, here's my input. I kept hoping I would be able to get some pictures, and I still plan to do it, but it's snowing here in Aurora, Colorado, and I just got home from Arizona last night and I'm feelng really stupid for coming home when it was very nice and hot down there and it's really crappy and cold up here. But, we had to come home so I'll tough it out for this winter, I guess. I'll post pictures as soon as it warms up a bit and I can get them done.
Anyway, Shirley made some curtains for the Casita
LD and I used standard, cheapy, single curtain rods from Target and those little flimsy brackets that come with them. The rods we used had the standard 2 1/2 inch (I think) stand-off from the wall and each end curves around to the bracket.
I bought a 3 foot piece of 1/8 inch by 3/4 inch aluminum bar stock from ACE hardware. I cut short pieces (about 3 inches long)..you can develop what works for you... and pop-riveted the flimsy brackets to them, near the end. Then using a pilot drill, then 1/2 inch self-tapping pan head sheet metal screws, I attached the straps to the "Lip" of the upper cabinets on each side of the windows
. It only took one screw and they were very tightly mounted in a downward hangin position with the "flimsy" bracket in perfect position for the curtain rod to tip in and lock on the ears of the bracket. When you pull the curtain around the curved end of the curtain rod, it hides the whole bracket and strap. We just got back from a 2,000 mile trip and they are still as solid as a rock. It also allowed me to remove and throw away, those pesky 2 slats from the miny blinds that kept sliding out of position as we traveled.
One other unplanned benefit was that we could pull the miny blinds up and leave the curtains closed while traveling and they didn't flop all over the place as they usually did. The curtains do hang out away from the wall of the Casita
a bit on the sides, due to the slope of the wall, and I'm thinking of putting a bungy or even another rod at the bottom to hold them back against the wall when we sleep in the twin bunks on the sides. They are just a bit of a nuisance in that regard, but liveable.
I'm sorry I don't have pictures now but I did want to at least try to paint
a "mental picture" for you.