In honour of my due date being THIS WEEK, I am posting every day about my nursery that I have been bragging so much about!
I have seen these window vallance thingys popping up in home magazines and on Pinterest all the time lately so I decided to attempt one for the nursery. It was SO EASY to make and adds a nice touch to the windows without having long drapes or curtains. Because we are in the basement, the windows are small and I didn't want to block too much light by adding long curtains. We did end up installing a black out accordion blind to the baby's room though, in case it needs darkness to sleep!
Here is how to make a pelmet box. (Vallances are just short pieces of fabric that hang from a rod above the drapes/window, but a pelmet box is an actual box made of wood or foam board which is mounted above the window.)
|In order to make it look nice a smooth and a little puffy- like something upholstered, I put a layer of quilt batting under the fabric.|
|Once the board was ready, I laid it out on top of my quilt batting and desired fabric.|
|I used a staple gun to staple the fabric nice and tightly to the foam board. I started with each end and folded it over the ridges and stapled it nice and closely to the base.|
|Then I did the sides, stapling each side back and forth so that it stayed even. I kept checking the front side to make sure there was no puckering or stretching of the fabric.|
|Lastly I folded in the corners as tightly as possible and stapled them down.|
|It was hard to get a photo that wasn't so dark, due to the light coming in the window, but you get the idea!|
|Here is one with our blind down. I love that it adds a little something to the boring window!|