Monday, July 5, 2010

Sew Sweet No-Sew Valance

I've been experimenting with window treatments for my sliding glass doors in the kitchen.  For the past two years I've used bamboo placemats arranged to look like a valance.  This is the only photo I could find to show how that looked.

It was okay, but I wanted to add some more color to the room.  I decided on red as an accent color to tie in with the adjoining family room.  But everything I tried clashed with the rug under the kitchen table.  No problem, I just got rid of the rug.  This actually made the room look bigger and it's much easier to clean the bare floor than the rug.

I found this pretty fabric in my stash.

Then I pulled out this trim to go with it.

Lastly, I whipped out my handy-dandy Stitch Witchery.  Perfect for any no-sew project.

This is how it turned out.

I'm quite happy with the results!

Linking up to Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch!


Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good Morning are you feeling mommy...Girl I love your valances you made and the color looks wonderful in your home and the no sew part is the best...Hope you have a GREAT day my dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

Morning Kim!! I love how the valances turned out and the material is just adoreable! Love the no sew part. Have a great week Sweetie! ~ Hugs Laura

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi sweet lady...

Oooh...I love your new red valances...such pretty fabric, my friend! Of course, you know how I love my red! Hehe! You have such a beautiful home...I love it and love how you've decorated!!!

Well my friend, I was just reading about your exciting news!!! I'm sooo happy for you, your husband, and family...Congratulations, Darlin'!!! I will definitely be praying for you and that sweet baby, Kim! What a special blessing!!! You take care of yourself and that little one...I'll talk to you later, Girlfriend!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Kimberly said...

Love what you did!!! Love your flip flops too! LOL

Petie said...

Your curtains look great. I checked out some of your old your kitchen decor.

Congrats on your wonderful news and best wishes for a smooth pregnancy :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

dee dee said...

Oh what a fun addition!
I love the fact that it is no sew.. just my kind of project!
Dee Dee

Ashley said...

You are so crafty! Your curtains look fabulous! I wish I knew how to make those.....or how to sew.

Sailing Simply said...

Very nice! You did a wonderful job! They look fantastic! I love the fabric too! Very creative and easy!

Wendy said...

Going to keep this one bookmarked for the "new" home! No sew...awesome!
I need your help with Craig's list, any good pointers for selling?
I think you did a post on this... going to go back through your archives!!

Tracy said...

They look great Kim, love the fabric choice! Congrats also on your unexpected news and best of luck to you and your family.

Melanie said...

I love that you don't have to sew them. I can't sew a lick! They look great.

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Beautiful! I love how these turned out and you already had everything...even better!

I hope you are feeling well and taking good care of yourself..sweet girl! You are in my thoughts and prayers everyday!


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Pretty, Kim! I love the fabric and the trim looks real nice on it! Gotta love that Stitch Witchery.

Lori @ Projects Plenty said...

Hey, Kim. I really liked the bamboo placemats you had up before... but I love your new treatments. You made some really good decisions in regard to with your choices of fabric and trim. By the way, thanks for visiting my blog. I really appreciated it.

sissie said...

Very cute!


aimee said...

it looks great! using things you already have is a big + !

Shelia said...

Well, Mz Kimmie, you've done a wonderful job! What gorgeous fabric you've used. Your kitchen is so pretty.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Linda said...

Very pretty, Kim! Love the no-sew!!

Sandy said...

Great job on the valance. Love the color choice. Congrats on your news!!!

Tina said...

Kim, these valances look gorgeous! I love the fabric. Clever lady!! Hope you are having a wonderful week. Hugs ~ Tina xx

Kathy said...

I like that very much! My kind of quick fix!
Looks terrific,

Jill said...

Love um! Simple and classy!

Mrs. Chic said...

looks cute, love yuor view!