Not Your Mother’s Valances

I was getting my project on again this weekend (surprise, surprise). Remember how I announced a few months ago that I was going to do “no sew roman shades” for the windows in my guest bedroom? Yeah, that project was waaay too ambitious! I went back to my original idea of pelmet boxes a.k.a. valances a.k.a. cornices.
I grew up with valances in our home in the early 90’s that looked something like these:

The pelmet boxes I made are a modern update to the traditional valances.
Here are the materials and tools I used:

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  • Foam board (I used 4)
  • Yard stick or measuring tape
  • Duck tape
  • Utility knife
  • Batting
  • Fabric (mine was from Tonic Living and I used 1½ yards)
  • Staple Gun
  • Nails
  • Hammer
I pretty much followed this tutorial to a T so if you want an in depth how to, visit that site.
I couldn’t resist buying this moustache duck tape for the project. It was a toss up between the moustache tape or the One Direction tape. I ended up saying no to my inner 14 year old girl (next time though…)!

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Here’s the pelmet box with the batting and fabric stapled, ready to be hung up.

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To hang them, I just rested each pelmet box on 5 2-inch nails that were hammered into the wall right above the window casings.

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Thanks for reading y’all! 

5 comments on “Not Your Mother’s Valances

  1. Very nice!
    Your house is very tidy too!!

  2. Jo-Anne Stober says:

    Hey Sharah, nice work! I’m duly impressed 🙂

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