I recently put up a new valance in
our living\dinning room.
We rent our home, so I get to be creative
with my window treatments.
The house came with drapes, and a
huge rod, that is tricky to mask.
Here is what I did.
The bottom left pic shows what the drapes
look like. I use them on the other windows,
(this house has a lot of windows)
and they work great. The color is neutral,
and a bit retro. But for the small up high windows
I wanted a little something different.
I started out with this black little cafe, scalloped
valance I made years ago. I like it but needed
a change. The above, bottom right pic shows
how I have to clip and tie to hide stuff.
Here is a close-up of the fabric I chose.
It took me a while to decide on the perfect fabric,
but when I found this a jo-anns on sale I
knew it would be perfect.
Its retro with a "mid-cent feel"
To hang it,
I used Duct Tape!
Hooray for Duct tape.
I cut long pieces, rolled them and stuck them
down the whole rod.
My fabric sticks to it perfectly and is stable.
I can change it when I want easily.
I measured my rod and found that by cutting
2 yards of fabric in half, sewing them together,
I would have a perfect size flat valance.
I hemmed the bottom for a finished look and
that was it. One of the easiest window treatments
I ever made.
I think it looks great!