I have to give ALL the credit for this amazing idea to Brook at All Things Thrifty. I followed the instructions on her blog and ended up with (what I think) is a really great valance. I put it above my bedroom window. Here are a few step by step pictures.
|measure 100 times, cut once!|
|add textured wall paper|
get help hanging it up, (tall good looking husband is a must!)
The window looked like it was missing something before I added the valance. It really balanced ( haha)out the whole thing.
Super inexpensive way to add a really nice (and not home made looking) window treatment. This project cost about $20, I had to purchase the wall paper (I have lots left to use on another project) and 6 feet of crown molding. The wood, hardware and paint I already had. Sometimes it pays to have a pack rat husband! (Shhhhh, don’t tell him I said that!)
To get really good step by step instructions for this project check out the brilliant-ness of Brook. Her VALANCE is a great example, and her tutorial is so easy to follow.