|My Fabric was just a bit short, so I had to have seams on either side, |
I thought I was doing a great job of matching up the pattern, but FAILED,
so I covered it with some ribbon trim.
March 03, 2012
Easy DIY Pelmet Box
In an effort to make my office look decent quickly and inexpensively, I put up a pelmet box around my windows. I wanted to share this because it's SO EASY. One of those things that looks good from the outside, but you'd be surprised to find out that it's actually just tape, staples and foam core board. There's really no reason to make it more difficult with different materials, because this works! I had bookmarked Jenny's tutorial a while back, and it came in handy. This is one of those things that you can really just figure out yourself: 1) Cut the foam board to size, make sure and cut 2 sides making sure that it's deep enough to clear the depth of your windows and blinds or curtains-- then it just got taped together. 2) Cut fabric and batting to size 3) Staple working from the inside going out, alternating from top to bottom 4) Tape the fabric down for extra smoothness (I used clear packing tape, but duck tape would have been stronger) 5) Tape L brackets on the back-- I used some old wood blind brackets and they just hang on the top of the window. I should probably put a nail in one of the holes for extra security, but it's done fine just sitting on there. The pelmet box frames the window and adds some pattern and color. Simple, cheap and effective.