Saturday, March 10, 2018

Ten on the 10th....



The Ten on the 10th group was challenged this month to find "home decor" that could be created for less than $10!



I was stumped at first, but then realized that I change my family room cornice-valances quite often.  I refer to them as "cornice-valances" but they are truly neither.  

They are simply lined fabric stapled to a thin board and nailed to the inside of the woodwork:


The directions and other treatments can be found in these old posts:
Here and Here and Here


I LOVE fabric and am always searching for remnants on sale.  This pair can be made with less than a yard of fabric and can be lined with the cheapest of white fabric.  The trim is the most expensive part, but I can often find a few yards in the sale bin, too!


Fabric was $7 yd
Trim remnant was $4 for 3 1/2 yds
Lining was $3 yd
Total was $14, so only $7 per window!

The best part is that I can change them out so easily.  I just pull the fabric and staples off the boards and make new ones - OR - use the old ones.  I have about 6 different fabric patterns and change them quite often!

These have also been on the same windows:


These are in the morning room windows:


I added a band on the top of each panel to coordinate with the slider curtains:


And this is currently in the dining room:


It was made with a dupioni silk that I purchased for only $8!


We have been in our home for almost 8 years and I love the idea of having just toppers on the windows.  There are shades on each window, so we can have privacy at night, but during the day I enjoy the brightness - and I have a husband who keeps the window glass nice and clean for me!!



Visit these other blogs to see what can be created with only $10:

















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13 comments:

  1. Patti,
    I love all of your "valances"! I do the same thing in my kitchen. Yours are so pretty! It is amazing that just a little bit of color can change a whole room.

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  2. Your valances are all beautiful and I can't believe how affordable they are. The trim gives them such a designer feel.

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  3. I love all these valances! So much more affordable than full length curtains and they let so much natural light filter in.

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  4. Oh my goodness! Your valences are so pretty and economical. I really love the trim that you've added to them. I have a place located not too far from me where I can get some bargains on trim so I stick it on everything!

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  5. These are really pretty and make quite the statement in your rooms Patti. If I could find fabric at such a great price I too would do the same thing. The fabrics are all gorgeous! As is that unique trim!

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  6. Those look great, Patti. Nice job and big change for not much money! Love it- xo Diana

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  7. Patti, your home looks terrific. What a great solution for your windows - just like pillow covers - to be able to change on a whim. You're a creative wizard.

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  8. Oh you've got to love a man that washes windows! What a brilliant and creative way to change your look! And thrifty! Looks fantastic~
    Jenna

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  9. Those are gorgeous, Patti! They have the completely custom look and the fact that you are doing them for such a good price is great information. Window treatments are expensive!

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  10. These valances are so pretty and I love your mindset and creative ability! So custom and the trim sets them off perfectly!

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  11. Totally genius! I adore valances, have them on just about every window in my house and I am always looking for easy and inexpensive ones. I love this idea. Pretty windows...I am totally copying you!! Thanks!

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  12. I love what you have done here. So simple and my kind of frugal. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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