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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Gotta Love a Foam Core Board!

Our master bedroom curtains really needed a little “umff”. So you know that meant  I had to get my thinking hat on!


I remembered a post I read here about how she created a pelmet box for her daughter’s bedroom windows. It was fast, cheap and looked fabulous! All those things fit into my requirement box!


Here is what we had before I got to work.
Yes, I know the pictures stink; the light just did not want to work with me.
And neither did my sheet rock.

Ummm… looks like I will be googling “how to patch holes in your sheet rock” sooner than later.
I purchased 2 large foam core boards, 2 small foam core boards, light batting {from the bolt}, "look of leather" fabric { face it, it's up high and none will ever be that close to it} and nail head trim.
I started by measuring the length and deepth I wanted them to be, then using an x-acto knife cut them out to fit.
Clear packing tape was used to hold them together.

Then a staple gun was brought in to secure the batting and fabric to the foam core. Then I pushed the nail head trim in just like a thumb tack and I was done.

My only dilemma was how to hang them. Sure, they where light weight but the size of them was unreal. I ended using super glue to glue on a metal curtain rod.


I will be linking up at these great blogs today Toot in Tuesday's - All Things Realted - Toot Your Horn Tuesday- Take -a-Look Tuesday - Tutorial Tuesday
 
Perfect! The look I wanted at a price I can live with…


9 comments:

  1. that looks FANTASTIC!! love it.
    ~Tana

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  2. What a great idea! I would never guess there's foam board under there. So Pretty!!

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  3. These are really pretty, Kate! I had seen this as well and was going to try a really small sized one for a small bathroom window, but it just got frustrating for me. Plus, I was trying to put scallops in. Yours look really nice over the drapes.

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  4. No one can tell that is not made of wood. Great job.

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  5. WHAT?! You did not just pull that off! It looks fantastic! I would never have guessed what it was made of!

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  6. You should Toot Your Own Horn, it looks amazing!

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  7. I didn't comment the other night when I visited your blog, but I think these look amazing. You should be so proud of yourself! :)

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  8. These look GREAT!! Thanks so much for the tutorial...I hope to try this! :)

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