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Sunday, March 23, 2014

DIY Valances

Oh I am so darn excited. I have been wanting to do something with the windows in my dining room for so long. Currently I have white mini blinds on them. I do like the blinds but they are just so plain. They need an updated look. First I thought about roman shades however, the one window is like 78 inches wide. I thought the roman shade would be too wide for the window.

While perusing my beloved blogs, I stumbled upon an older post from a very talented woman named Diane. Her blog is In My Own Style. Diane is so creative and I really admire her creativity.She has quite a few tutorials for window treatments.

Fast forward, I went with her quick and easy, no sew window valance.




I am real happy with the end results! What do you think? So relatively easy. You MUST have a good measurer. That's mandatory. Thanks Richard. He gets into those 1/1000th's of an inch and all that stuff.
Up next, for sure a roman shade for the kitchen window. Picked out fabric today. I think it will compliment the valances well! Stay tuned!

Happy First Day of Spring. Mother Nature didn't get the memo in our neck of the woods.


1 comment:

  1. BEAUTIFUL . . . the valances turned out perfectly. I know how long you searched for a fabric and this highlights and compliments the room just right. Seeing it in person, (like I did) the fabric is so perfect, rich and warm looking. Great teacher, idea maker that DIY Diane is!