Decorating my house is a nonstop project. No room is ever truly "finished". Once I think it is, I decide I want to change something, or add something to it.
Of all the rooms in my house, my bedroom was the last to be done. I know, I know, it should be the first to get done! After all, your room is your sanctuary right? (i'm in my family room way more than my bedroom, which is why i finished it first!)
So now, 8 months after moving in, I am finally getting around to decorating my bedroom! (Note: The hubs and I sleep in the same room. I say "my room" because a decorated room to him is one with a bed and a pillow, and maybe something to cover the window so people outside won't see his neckid body when he walks out of shower. And I say maybe because if we had a big tree in front of our window, the curtains, according to him, wouldn't be necessary. After all, every man knows that a big tree in front of the window is natures curtain.)
With that said, I thought I'd start with the window treatments first. After seeing Jenny's pelmet boxes, I thought I'd make some of my own!
Here's what you'll need...
- A few sheets of foam core (the size of your box will depend on how many sheets of foam core you'll need- mine is about 42" wide and 5" deep and 3 sheets did the trick)
- Enough fabric to cover your boxes (I used 2 yards of 45" fabric)
- High loft batting
- hot glue gun & hot glue
- white duct tape
- a razor blade or exacto knife
First, determine how large your want your pelmet box. Then draw one half of the pelmet shape on to the foam core and cut it out with your razor blade or exacto knife. Use that as your template to cut the other half out (that will mirror it). You'll also cut 2 pieces that are the same height & width to use as the sides.
simply mahvelous? The drapes are from Ikea and are about a mile long, so I have a big of hemming to do, but after that, I'm set! I love how it turned out and it was so cheap and easy!