Changing your valance in the kitchen periodically is a great way to liven things up. I saw a picture of this fabric on Pinterest and repinned it to my "Crafty Inspirations" board. The pin was from "starterhometodreamhome.blogspot.com and I luuved it! The Damask pattern is really popular now. After the holidays, I gave it a whirl and ordered the material from "Warehouse Fabrics Inc. on the internet in the Black/White as I have black accents in my kitchen. I already had a black rod at the window, so I decided to try and use it. The molding on my upper cabinet is somewhat in the way of my window, but I tried to make it fit and look like a pulled up roman shade.
|Found this adorable hand towel from Kirkland's.|
|You can see a little wall space on the side, but from the front, it looks just fine. |
I could fix that if I made the valance with the wood and L-brackets, but was a little lazy daisy you might say.
Here is a quick tutorial on how I made this.
Please let me know if you have any questions. Hopefully, I dind't leave anything out.
P.S. I almost forgot, you can use the iron on strips for hemming if you do not sew and the total cost for 1 yard of material was about $10.00! The material is nice; thick and silky. Didn't even have to sew a backing or iron it. Whoo-Hoo!!