Only have a weekend to install window treatments? Easy Window Swags, Valances, and Cornices: DIY Upgrades will easily guide you through the process and can help you finish by the time Monday rolls around. Inside you will find color photos, expert step-by-step instructions, safety concerns, and tools and materials you will need. Projects include freeform scarf swag, flip topper, and lined rectangle valance.
Excerpt from the Book:
Window treatments have tremendous impact on your home’s décor. Considering how much space window treatments take up, their color and pattern have as much or more influence over the decorating scheme of the room as the furnishings, wall décor, and artwork. The ambiance of the room is reflected in the style of the window treatment, from casual fabric roller shades to formal pinch-pleated draperies and lots of choices in between.
In the overall decorating budget, window treatments often cost more than the furniture, especially when the treatments are custom designed for you. You can reduce those costs by half if you make them yourself. You don’t need professional sewing skills to get professional results.
Table of Contents:
Window Treatment Basics
Project: Freeform Scarf Swag
Project: Flip Topper
Project: Lined Rectangle Valance
Project: Rod-Pocket Valance
Project: Upholstered Cornices
About the Author:
Linda Neubauer is the senior editor for the lifestyles books of Creative Publishing international. She has written dozens of books on sewing, quilting, and crafting including The Photo Guide to Curtains and Draperies, The Complete Guide to Window Treatments, and Complete Photo Guide to Window-Top Treatments . She lives in the Twin Cities.