Monday, April 4, 2011

Easy? Pelmet Boxes

Don't you hate it when you struggle with a project labeled "Easy" .  I saw this tutorial here.  I had a lot of cardboard and thought it would work as well as foam board.  I was wrong.  They looked very "homemade"-but not in a good way.  So I drove to the craft store andI bought some foam board and re-did them.  They looked great, but then  I noticed that 2 of them were the wrong direction, so I re-did them.  All of this made me too frustrated to take "during" pics, but the original one has lots of pics.

The original didn't have measurements.  Mine were 10 inches high and the end pieces were 2 inches deep.  I removed the molding at the top of my blinds and then duct taped the pelmet box to it and re-hung it.

It's hard to take a picture of windows, but here it goes.

Can you see my cute pillow?
I've still got to figure out something to do w/ the living room windows.  Suggestions?
In case you're curious I got the fabric @ Joanns .  It says it was inspired by an authentic period document from Williamsburg. Cool?

Linking up here?
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  1. They look great! That green is so fresh looking!

  2. That pillow is totally adorable and I really love the window treatments AND the green walls! I look forward to book club at your house just so I can see your fun decorating!

  3. Your pelmets look great, Mrs. Trophy Wife. I love the fabrics you chose. Green is my favorite, I took a look at your pillow, that's so cute, too. Hugs, Kim

  4. Those turned out great. I love the color!