Friday, April 30, 2010

Unique Window Treatments

I wanted something unique, masculine, and feminine for my master bedroom windows. I decided on a leather like vinyl upholstered onto a cornice board, accented with large nail heads. For a more feminine, softer look, I added the sheers held to the side with the tassel. The cornice board is made of inexpensive chip board. The width (face piece) is the width of the window (including molding) plus 2 inches extra on each side. For the length, I measured from the ceiling to 3 inches into window (17"). The returns and top pieces are 3" deep by the length (17"). The pieces are glued and screwed together. I staple a layer of batting over entire board and then wrap the cornice board with the vinyl, stapling into place. I like to line the inside in case you can see it from the outside. To hang the sheer and tassel, I installed closet pole holders and a simple closet rod. The entire window treatmen is mounted with L brackets.

No Sewing required!!!! I had my boys pick out their favorite sports team pennants. They are hung on a rod with clip rings. EASY!!!!!

This is a mock balloon valance. It is a simple rectangle with a top rod pocket and pom pom fringe on the bottom. I sewed a casing for the rope on each side and then sewed on a ribbon for the casing in the centers. Fish rope through the casings and pull to desired fullness. Secure in place.
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1 comment:

  1. These pics came up on a google search I did today for "baseball window treatments" and I am absolutely in love! What a great idea to use the pennant collection this way! I'm heading out to buy the clips tomorrow. Thanks for a great idea :)