Friday, August 28, 2009

How To Look Good Naked

If you're a window, that is. Here's our lonely little window, shoved in between two computer desks, which means that there isn't room for curtain panels. Yes, I know. I could do a valance. And that would be fine.

But I'm not that kind of girl, Danny Zuko.

Unless it's in a kids room or over a kitchen window, valances are dead to me. No hard feelings -just personal preference.

So instead I got some flat trim, thinner than I wanted, but being that there's only a 2 1/2" window sill overhang, 1 3/4" fit the bill. Whatever that means. Nailed up a big hunk of wood left over from the dining room. Topped it with trim and a coat o' paint.

Plain
to perfectly pleasant. No fabric required.

28 comments:

  1. c'mon. removing the garbage can from the picture was the biggest improvement.
    Is the wall a different color?
    (BTW-you're a genius)

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  2. LOVE it! I have windows in my house like that, and I've wanted to add casings to them for years. Just never figured out if I should or dared to do it. And now it doesn't really matter cause I'm selling it. Oh, well, if I ever have windows like that again, I'll know it can be done and look fabulous.

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  3. Looks great! Who'd have thought?! I'm with you on the plain valance thing though.

    Okay, so I am not the least bit crafty but would like to try this sometime. what is the pretty thing at the very top? Did you glue/nail it to the piece of wood? It's not all one piece is it? It doesn't look like it in the picture. I don't see that piece in your step by steps. Sorry to be a bother but I think this is great and like I said, I know NOTHING about this stuff so I need it dumbed down to a 5 year old level. :0!

    Sure appreciate it!

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  4. amen, sister...!
    valances are whack.

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  5. Oooo. I have an idea for you to think up for my front room area. 4 big windows. No curtains (still), but now I'm thinkin...

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  6. You are seriously amazing! If I had your drive and ability my house would never be calm!

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  7. Valances only collect dust and cobwebs in my home. But this. This is perfect. How do I find your kind of energy and actually put it to use like you do?

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  8. You're perfect! You really should starta blog where you charge people money to give them ideas on their house. I'd sign up. I have the strangest little space near my stairs...and absolutely no idea what to do with it.

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  9. I like the way you think! Love your idea - looks so much better, more "finished", more Uuumph.

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  10. That looks great! It's amazing how some simple trim and paint can make something look completely different!

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  11. Well this is not what I was expecting to see -- a window ?!! You're just a big tease.

    By the way, are those lamps real? 'cause they're spectatular.

    Bravo.

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  12. I am so impressed.What a terrific way to dress up a small window. I too am no fan of the valence.

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  13. That is a great improvement. Really great!

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  14. That's fabulous! Anything that steers clear of sewing is a project for me. Looks great.

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  15. I love it... clean and elegant! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. OMG, you are a genious! I HAVE to do this in my living room! I cant wait to get started.. oh my.. I'm getting the shakes.

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  17. I love this. I want to do it to the rentals we own so we don't have to worry about drapes. Great idea. I will be featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com in the next couple of days. Grab my "featured" button.

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  18. Yes indeed! That looks wonderful!

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  19. Very nice! I came over from ASPTL like how the trim and wide board above add SO much!

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  20. Hey, I'd love to hear about your walls in these pictures. We just bought a victorian house covered in wall paper that I don't love. But I'm scared of the plaster underneath. If you're willing to share, email me at abbiemknaub (at) yahoo (dot) com. If not, don't worry at all!

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  21. Looks so much classier! Great job!

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  22. That is fantastic! love the title!

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  23. This is so classy and lovely!

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  24. That is perfect! I have two sets of windows that I cannot put up curtains with. I wondered what something like this would look like... i'm totally doing it now.

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  25. I just discovered your blog. And you know what? I LOVE IT!

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