I’ve been able to share with you some of my friend’s beautiful home,
like her sun-filled sunroom that started with a very unique sofa for the inspirational piece, her entry with the great DIY painted wood floors, her dining room with the mixed seating at her wonderful old plank topped harvest table, and the repurposed window treatments from the living room at ‘Our House’ to her office windows…
there are many more wonderful things to share from her gorgeous home…
Here’s a peek into the kitchen, by way of the window treatments I made for her.
Her kitchen has two windows, this is the one that is more narrow. Her kitchen has a real French Country feel to it, so for the fabric, she chose these fun Waverly prints.
The Waverly fabric print on the main body of the valance is a stripe.
When I constructed these, I did a box pleat that revealed only part of the contrasting stripe, emphasizing the rooster part of the print.
I also fully lined the back with a good quality lining. This is an important step, it give the valances body, and prevents light from coming through which not only looks bad, but also deteriorates the fabric.
The top edge contrasting fabric was added for just a little sassy detail.
Another subtle detail is the soft arch of the bottom edge. This purposely allows maximum viewing out, but gives the appearance of a weightier sized treatment, so it didn’t look too ‘wimpy’ up there. Plus by doing this arched bottom, without blocking sun coming in, it still shows some more of those wonderful roosters.
These window treatments could be mounted one of three ways:
- They could be stapled to a board and the board attached to the wall with right angle brackets.
- They could have Velcro glued to the top edge and then mounted to a Velcro faced rod, like how I did with the window treatments in the living room at ‘Our House’.
- Or they could be made simply with a rod pocket in the back and then slipped onto a rod that was mounted on the wall.
In future posts, I’ll get into the details of the advantages/disadvantages of some of these choices depending on the particular situation.
I also hope to continue showing you more and more of this inspiring home.
I appreciate you stopping by.