Thursday, August 25, 2011

Setting Up New Craft Room - Window Valence

Hey all! This week I have been setting up and decorating my new craft room - I still have a long way to go, but it has been fun to get started! The first major project was decorating my window - I wanted to create a window valence to dress it up a little!

Items needed for this project:
Wood (Sizes depend on the size of your window, but mine is 6 inches tall)
Screws and screwdriver
Staple Gun
Way to hang it up!

I screwed three pieces of wood together - all pieces are 6" tall and 1/2" thick.  My fiance did this part :)

Here is another view of the boards screwed together!

After using the staple gun to attach the batting (mine has 4 layers of it) I used the staple gun to attach the fabric I chose.  I actually used the coordinating valance (pictured above) instead of buying a different fabric.

Here is what the window looked like before - so blah! (sorry I really need to steam the curtains!)

Here is what the window valence looks like when it is dark out (so there is no light coming through the window).

here is the window with some light coming through.  What do you think?



  1. Carla, I looove the window treatment. I love the cornice alot. Great job and great color choice. Glad your back...

  2. I think the flowery valance added some much needed character to the curtain. But you can still improve this by accentuating the curtain with beautiful embellishments like ribbons and laces.