Monday, December 03, 2012

No Sew Valance

Roman Shades in kitchen
In my post last week, I mentioned my "no sew valance"  I made with our mom when she came to visit me over Thanksgiving. Since my decorating style has changed since we moved in, almost 9 years ago, I wanted to give my kitchen a French Country look. The roman shades I have in the kitchen have a pattern on them. (pic on right) We have a deck off the dining room with vertical blinds, not crazy about them, but for now they have to stay. I wanted a simple solid valance over the deck door to tie the 2 rooms together and complete the look. After looking for months and not finding anything, I almost gave up-until we saw a queen size bed skirt on  clearance for under $10.  It was the perfect size and it was already lined,  and the edges were finished. All I needed to do was cut off the two long sides, leaving about 2 inches of fabric on the top. We laid the Peel n'Stick Fabric Fuse on one side of fabric and pressed it down to make a rod pocket. Then I ran the rod through it and hung it up! It took us less than 30 minutes...including ironing...including me accidently melting part of the fabric along the top edge of the bed skirt...oops- good thing we didn't get the iron on fabric fuse!  I even had extra fabric left for a table runner-who knew all from a clearance price bed skirt!

~Simply Angie

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