Monday, June 7, 2010

DIY Valences

(anyone else having trouble with their blog, I wrote this entire post in my blog writer and it won't publish......arghhh! But I love you so I'll re-do it)

Okay, so as I am working on my entry way I figured it was time to introduce you to my favorite room in the house, the living room!!!

When we first bought the house what sold us were the AMAZING windows! We loved them so much I was afraid to cover them with anything so this is how they remained,

Aww, (yeah that’s popcorn on the ceiling you love it don’t lie *gag*)

But as you become more comfortable in a space you pick the little things apart, well at least I do ;^) (Ask the hubby he will tell you). So this is the one project I do not have a cost total for you, but I will try and pry to find out, I asked for the supplies for my birthday from my mom (aww thanks mom).

So we made valences! Here is the after!

It’s a bit discolored in this pic, I had to edit a bit because it is so hard to get a natural light picture with all of the light pouring in!!!

This picture below is the most true to color. We used upholstery nails on either side to add some interest and break up the length of the valence.

The sheers were$5.00 a piece at Big Lots! (Woo-hoo) I chose an off white to compliment my yellow walls.

I also have a matching valence in my dinning room and kitchen! (It is an open concept floor plan so they are all open into one huge room). SO what do you think? Like??? They add so much more warmth to the space! <3

So if you would like I will draw up a tutorial on how I made the valences? It will be ready in a couple of days, stay tuned!!!
Life in the Pitts


  1. Those are really, really nice! I would have been nervous about messing with such pretty windows, but your results look amazing. I love the cheerful pattern on the fabric.

    Also, I love Big Lots.

    Thank you for participating in the Craft Therapy session over at Life in the Pitts!

  2. Wow, those windows are amazing! Great job on the valences. Thanks for linking up to We Can Do It Cheaper @ The Virginia House!