Easy window valance
Happy Valentine’s Day peeps! I hope you take the opportunity today to squeeze your sweetie if you’ve got one.
Over the weekend, in true “Susan” fashion, I looked around and thought about all the things I should get to work on. Then I decided to do none of those things and, rather, started a completely new project instead. (I’ve never claimed to be normal.)
I dug around in my fabric bin and pulled out this cute, whimsical green fabric I bought on a, well, whim at JoAnn Fabric & Craft Store last year.
To create the triangular design, I marked the center of the fabric at the bottom of the curtain, and then marked two more points five inches on either side of the center point. Two inches up from those points, I marked two dots and then connected the center dot with the two higher dots on either side.
When I felt I had a (fairly) symmetrical piece marked, I cut it out. (Disclaimer: All the sewing I do is amateur at best. I don’t follow very many “rules.” Usually, my sewing projects involve a lot of sweating, an occasional curse word, tons of marking and re-marking, and a finished product that looks wonky but OK from a distance. Consider yourself warned.)
Here’s the final product – nothing super fancy, but a cute change for spring.
Oh! If you’re wondering, I am happy to report that I have made some (small) progress on the molding project in the dining room.
I measured the spot where I want the chair rail to sit and then used painter’s tape to mark the line. I painted two coats of semi-gloss trim paint (that matches our window, door and baseboard trim) on the lower portion of this wall.
By the way, you probably noticed the white stripe between the two brown paint colors. This technique is often used to blend paint colors when two rooms share the same wall. At the top of the white stripe, there’s a white sconce to create the illusion of a pillar. When I hang curtains in the room (someday), you won’t even see the white stripe, only the white sconce dividing the rooms. Cool, huh?