Tuesday, September 22, 2009
I finally got the guest bath valance made and hung to match the custom shower curtain. The olive pom-pom fringe was the perfect finishing touch; I was so excited when I found the whole bolt on clearance at Hobby Lobby for just a few dollars. I had to order the Waverly fabric online (from their Colonial Williamsburg collection), but I railroaded the print so I only needed a few yards.
The bamboo poles were at a discount/salvage store; I think they were meant for fishing rods or gardening stakes since they were in the outdoor section, but I thought they would make lovely and inexpensive custom rods. They cut really easily with the miter saw, too. I just wrapped the spot with tape so the pole wouldn't splinter and chopped through. It was hard to find brackets and curtain rings big enough for the large diameter bamboo, but I finally rounded up the right ones at Lowes and Target, respectively. I thought about doing a grommet heading, but I'm happy with the way this turned out. I still need to decide about painting the blind slats or replacing it with a woven shade. Stay tuned for the exciting decorating developments!