Thursday, June 16, 2011

No-Sew Fabric Valance {Cornice if You’re Fancy}

Window treatments can make such a difference in a room. Here’s the latest one I made for my guest bedroom, and the best part is it’s NO-SEW.
Valance-hung-in-room
It was inspired by this window valance Brooke did on All Things Thrifty, but she used paintable wallpaper. I wanted to use fabric to match the rest of the décor. I followed Brooke’s tutorial to make my wooden valance (or as my interior design friend, Wendy, informed me it’s called a cornice).
Wooden-valance
Then I cut out my fabric and batting slightly larger than the valance.
Cut-batting-and-fabric-slightly-bigger
I ironed my batting to my fabric.
Iron-fabric-to-batting
Then got out the staple gun and started stapling the fabric/batting down.
Stapled-down
Fabric-staped-to-cornice
Pretty simple, huh? I made a few of these for some other rooms as well and they each only took a few minutes. I love quick and easy projects!

Going back to Brooke’s tutorial, I attached curtain rod hardware and a wooden dowel to hang the drapes from, then used her instructions for hanging the whole thing on the wall.
(P.S. I could only find the L-brackets that go on the actual wall at Home Depot).
Here it is all hung.
Window-valance-hung
Just the right touch. Who said you needed to know how to sew to make valances with fabric?
Valance-hung-in-room

7 comments:

  1. I am IN LOVE with this!!! I have work to do right away!!!

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  2. Love them! I'm using that same fabric to make drapes for my bedroom. Sadly - there is lots of sewing for that one! ;)

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  3. Gorwing up my parents had cornice's everywhere... I always felt they looked really dated but the one you made is remarkably modern.

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  4. Looks so modern!! I love the stripes on your walls and your words of wisdom frame!

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  5. I am so glad you posted this! I was going to try to find a tutorial for a cornice soon! I love the clean look!

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