August 22, 2014

diy simple wooden valance

When we were putting the finishing touches on our kitchen renovation, one thing that stumped me was what to do for a window treatment.  Finally, it got to be the very last thing left to do in the room, and I decided to take a chance on one of the easiest diy projects I've done, to date.
The materials I used for this project are:
6' 1x8 board 
Foam Brush
D-Ring Hangers

The window in the kitchen is 23" wide, so I decided to cut down the 1x8 board with my miter saw to 26" to allow 1.5 inches on either side past the edge of the window.
Once it was cut, I applied two coats of stain (about an hour apart) using a foam brush. The stain I used was Minwax Weathered Oak.
 It's a beautiful light oak, with lots of grey tones that really play up with the backsplash in the kitchen, but still has that feel of wood, which we really wanted.
 To hang the valance, I used these D-Ring Hangers from Home Depot and marked on the wall where they would hang by nails.
I love the texture and warmth the valance adds to the space.
In fact, I love it so much that I made an identical valance for the guest bathroom renovation.
Making another one brought these valances to less than $9.00 each, which is a really great bang for my buck!

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  1. Love this idea! Such a clean look for both rooms.

  2. I love the look of just plain wood as a valance. It give the rooms a nice balance of rustic and new. Would love if you came and shared on the Merry Monday Link Party.

    1. Hi Erlene! Thank you for the sweet comment! I will definitely stop by and share on your link party!

  3. I am so loving this wood valance! It looks like you have beams above your windows! I'm pinning! Thank you for linking up with #MerryMonday linky party.

  4. Very cute! I remember seeing this on Fixer Upper! It looks great in your space! Visiting from Hymns & Verses linky. Have a great weekend. Michelle @ Dandelion Patina

  5. What a great idea, love how simple it looks! Thanks for sharing at #merrymonday :)

  6. Congratulations, your post is one of my picks for the #MerryMonday Linky Party this week. The party will go live tomorrow at 8pm CST. http://www.mybigfathappylife.com/

    1. Thank you, Paris!! Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. What a simple idea, but it really dresses up the windows! I am going to try this on my windows that just have boring white blinds. I just found your blog and I’m excited to go check out more of your projects!

  8. Anonymous10:05 AM

    What a perfect, simple idea! I love this!


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