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
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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