Giving a contemporary window a vintage look can be quite a challenge.
We love the natural light this window provides, but wanted to soften the look a bit.
It took a while to find fabric we liked, but finally found this great stripe called Belle Isle Stripe (Dove) from Fabric.com. The off-white lower panels are from Ikea and have a beautiful natural weave. Ikea has the best neutral curtains for a great price. The long panels were cut and hemmed to fit. Right now they are tied with simple twine. Think this is temporary…maybe change to a burlap ribbon???
This peaceful cafe stye valance is easily created using two long boards. The one at the ceiling is a 1×2 and the fabric is stapled on. The lower board is a 1×4 and the fabric drapes over it. Just love how the valance reaches the ceiling.
This is our pup’s favorite spot…he can watch the whole neighborhood. We call it DogTV.
|The before pic.|