I'd decided to make a roman shade -- the simplicity fit the room, it wouldn't be wet from the sink when pulled up, and I'm too thrifty to actual buy something pre-made. The first attempt used dowels -- but didn't look good and definitely didn't fold up well -- so I took it apart and tried again. This version has plastic rings on the back (from the knitting department at JoAnn's) and some nifty velcro that's a combo sew on (loop)/stick on (hook). Ignore the cord at the side; we haven't put up the dohickey to wind it on, so it's looped around the cabinet knobs. This came out so well, I'm making more for other rooms.