Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I originally thought a box-pleat valance would work here, but that's just because I got in a rut and made too many box-pleat valances in a row. I started to forget how to "visualize" something more unique! Anyway here's where I started, please ignore the paint that stops halfway down the wall, and the unfinished cabinets and counters. No, I cannot multitask at ALL...

And now, here is what I did. I lowered the brackets so it wasn't so close to the ceiling. Normally I like window treatments to start really high, but this time it just wasn't working for me for some reason. Then I cut the valance down, by folding it in half and freehand sketching a half-moon shape, cutting it out, re-sewing the edge, and then re-stapling to the board.
After that it was green pom-pom fringe, which is why I just ADORE it. It's exactly the way it's supposed to be now. :)
I made this out of leftover fabric from my living room curtains, and a board from the scrap pile -- so this valance cost me a couple of bucks in trim.
Now it's just so darn cute I want to kiss it! My 7 year old daughter came home from school and said "Hey I really like what you did to the curtain. Cute."
The red chandelier? Not so much.
posted at Transformation Thursday !

Posted by Katy On 7:02 PM 7 comments

7 comments :

  1. I like the red light, makes the red from the curtains pop. Very good job!

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  2. Oh how I love custom-made pieces that are very inexpensive. You've given me some inspiration for a valance in my kitchen. I don't want a straight box like I did in my bedroom so this is exactly the inspiration I needed.

    Awesome work!

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  3. Yeah the half moon was a good idea. it looks very cute!

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  4. Yes, much better. Go pom poms!

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  5. I LOVE these curtains. I wanted to do something similar to match my toile rooster chairs-well same fabric-I have no clue how do to this! PLUS I have a wooden valance that attaches my two sets of cabinets over the sink. So frustrating.

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  6. Oh, your kitchen looks so cute. Love the valance. Wow, you are doing this all by yourself. I love the red pendant light over your sink. I see why you want to see the room in front of my breakfast room. We like the same colors. That is my sunroom addition and I will probably post it once the trees get green outside or I may before then.

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  7. Love, love, LOVE the valance!

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