So, rather than just tell you the news you already know, that I'm awesome, I thought I'd show you the project that made me awesome yesterday. Yesterday my son was sick and so we stayed home and watched movies all day long (and I did 8 loads of laundry and this project)
A year or so ago I redid my downstairs, we call it the movie room. i painted and purged and got new couches (fake leather that I could afford and that wouldnt bother my sons allergies). I came up with this brilliant plan of using a headrail for vertical blinds to make my fabric curtains slide back and forth nicer (we have fabric curtains everywhere and my sons think its a contest to see who can tear the rods out of the wall first every time they open and close them.
|pretty huh? :)|
|See the picture on the left camouflaging the speaker?|
|This shows a little of the wood and the hardware holes.|
On to the fun stuff, here's how I made my fancy new valances.
|STEP 1: Cut scrapbook paper and lay it out til it looks good.|
|STEP 2: A girls best friend, Mod Podge is used to glue the paper on the wood.|
|I also glued the edges and made corners like this. I trimmed off extra with scissors.|
|STEP 3: To match my picture it needed to look aged. I used a black ink pad and an old washcloth and rubbed ink heavily along all edges and lightly over the entire valance. See my black fingers?|
|STEP 4: Next up I mod podged to layers over the top and sides using a heavy hand.|
|STEP 5: Then I mounted them on the wall with those 3M brand velcro things that can hold up to 30lbs. I used 7 on each valance.|
|Ta Da! I really like them. My husband came home and saw them and said, "Their nice, but I don't think you should have spent all day on them."|