I really wanted to update the window treatments in my kitchen, but for fairly cheap. I’d love some roman blinds, but I know that I’ll be bored of them quick. And, even if I’m not, when I reno my kitchen in the future, I’ll want to fork out the dough for something really nice. Not going to waste my money on something that is temporary.
Valances seemed to be a fair solution. The rod was already up, and I didn’t need to blow my budget on a ton of fabric. Valances tend to look dated and cheap quickly, so I wanted something that had a custom look.
I searched through my fabric box an found these old brown curtain panels I had from our Jarvis house. I saved them because I liked the texture of the fabric. Here’s how I made 2 old curtain panels into 4 custom looking valances.
First, I sprayed the valance rod black.
Then I cut a strip of fabric from my banquette and pressed it nice and even.