It's technically called cornice board, but cornice is such a strange word. So window treatment it is! Many hobby and craft stores sell versions of a cornice board, but for much, much more than if you made it yourself. We recently built three for the bay window in our breakfast nook. Since the space has a table and chairs, standard curtains wouldn't work. I considered valances, but wanted a more polished, structured look.
Before/Matt in action
THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Fabric selection: Nate Berkus Multi-Purpose Decor Fabric 54"-Jatte Paramount Baltic
1. First, measure your window. Measure it again. Maybe even a third time! Make sure you measure to the outside of any window molding and add the thickness of the covered cornice to the measurement to ensure it fits!
3. Once you have all 3 pieces together, make sure it fits over the window to your preference and no adjustments need to be made.
The staple gun I use (& love)!
4. Get your staple gun (or glue) ready! Lay out your batting and wrap it around each side tightly and staple it down, pulling it tightly as you go around so there aren’t any folds or wrinkles (this will show through the fabric, so keep it smooth!).
How the window treatments fit side by side in our small space! To get them to fit, we actually made small notches on the end of the side pieces. Sometime you have to improvise and adjust your plan!
The finished product!
That's it! You're done! Now take a few pictures & tag me in your post. Can't wait to see your DIY skills!