Here we are before, a valence is the perfect window treatment in this room situation and these had nice bones, so why not re-use them?
We really kind of winged it on this project. I didn't read any tutorials and I will be honest in saying that this is not the best "how to post," but you'll get the idea.We brainstormed along the way about what would work, gave it a try and if the result was what we wanted, we ran with it. First, since we were covering up the existing trim, we had to cut and fit a piece of batting to do the job of creating an even surface.
Next were the layers...more batting, muslin and the chosen fabric. Careful planning for how the fabric pattern would land on this cornice was a must. The pattern appears very geometric but is in fact a more random, loose, hand done design, making this step very important. We made sure that both valences had the same pattern at the center point so that even though they are different sizes, the pattern placement is the same.
We started stapling at the top, from underneath all of the layers. When that was done, we gently pulled the layers over the bottom edge and secured them on the back side.
Two cornices and a few hours later and viola... our finished product! My client and I were delighted with our efforts. When you see the full reveal of this kitchen, you'll really appreciate how these treatments tie the space together. Even the electrician, who was installing light fixtures while we worked, gave his seal of approval.
If so please contact me, I would love to help your room feel better with a Design Concept Board or a complete Room Rx.