I've been working on window treatments for another of my neighbors (this makes the third one). She has a three window bay and a large double window in the eat in portion of her kitchen. She has white horizontal blinds but was looking for something else - she had some very small triangle valances hanging, but they were really too small for the windows.
So I took her one of my window books and left with her for a couple of weeks. She decided that she wanted a relaxed roman shade look - but just the faux valance - not a full functional shade. So we measured the windows (and remeasured) and I told her how much fabric she would need.
She found a Colonial Williamsburg inspired print in red to use - it's really a lovely fabric, I think,
We decided that the shades would be board mounted - meaning the treatment is attached to a board rather than using a rod of any sort.
So my first task was to get the boards - because I had to cut for the return (sides of the board) and I needed to make sure I had the right measurements.
Here is a list of the supplies:
Boards - I used 1x3 by the required length ( I bought 3 - 3 foot and 1 - 6 ft)
Saw - or get them cut to the correct size at the hardware store (I love to get the saw going!)
Roman Shade Ring tape
If I were making fully functional roman shades, I would use loose rings, but for a faux, I find the tape to be better.
One thing I don't like about making window treatments for other people is that I don't have a place to hang them to see how they will really look. So I'm always worried until they are up at the customers house.
Here is a photo of the valance for the larger window - it has the gathering at the middle as well as the sides. I think she's going to like them (and I hope her husband is able to put them up ok!)
On to the next project!