One Valance Up

Casita mods - window valance

The first valance is up

The first valance is finally up.

The reasons it took so long are:

1.  I don’t like to sew;

2. I didn’t know what I was doing, so was making it up as I went along; and

3. The work was so tedious that I had to take frequent (long) breaks.

But it’s finally done, and the others should go faster since I know what I’m doing.

A closer look

I had hoped they would be more eye-popping, but at this point I am just relieved to have something that matches on the windows!

I had bought some nice oil rubbed rods to use, but they were too short for the long windows and I couldn’t find a match in a larger size.  Then I planned to use velcro, but just didn’t like the idea.

Finally I bought the smallest Command hooks I could find, stuck them to the blinds top, then sewed little loops on the backs of the valance to hang them with. [on edit – the little Command hooks come 40 to a package.  I found mine at Walmart.)

This photo shows the tiny Command hooks and the sewn-on loops.

I am hoping to have the valance for the large rear window finished before our camping trip next week.  The two small windows will have to wait until we get back.

And once all of the valances are done, the decorating phase is finished!

(Except for new flooring, but that’s a LONG way down the road.)

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