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!
xoxo,
Kim

23 comments:

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good Morning Kim...how 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 posts...love 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!!
~Smiles~
Wendy

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!

Enjoy!
Cathy

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!

hugs
Sissie

aimee said...

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

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!!!
Sandy

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,
Kathy

Jill said...

Love um! Simple and classy!

Mrs. Chic said...

looks cute, love yuor view!