Today I am sharing a quick and easy project (my favorite kind) with you. When we were working on the bedrooms at Ellery and Third- our Airbnb, I was looking for a way to add visual interest on a budget. So I decided on a DIY Window Valance.
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I knew I had already placed the order for the bamboo window blinds that I needed for privacy and wanted something other than sheer white curtains as I have done before. When I discovered the little lightbulb-shaped vases from a Floral Christmas Tree project I did a few years ago, I knew what I wanted to do.
We had the pipe cut to the window size at our neighborhood Home Depot. They also threaded the ends for us and all for free!
Once we got home, I painted the pipe, flanges, and elbows with black spray paint. The pipe comes with all kinds of writing and markings you want to cover up.
Then we assembled the pieces.
The next step was to attach it to the wall. If you could see my husband’s expression, you could see how much he LOVES these “quick DIY projects.”
I then arranged flowers into the little vases, which I had already wrapped the tops of with twine from a previous project.
The twine was not long enough, and I wanted to hang these at different heights, so I used leather strips to make them longer.
I trimmed the leather where I tied it, so it wasn’t so messy.
I have to say I LOVE the roses with Ivy.
Once the blinds arrived, and we hung them, I think I loved the DIY window valance even more!
The fresh flowers were lovely and made my heart happy but are a bit impractical for a short-term rental property.
So I decided to change it up a bit and turn it into something more sustainable.
I change the water while they are hanging and add to it once every few weeks.
So that’s it for my DIY window valance.
I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Until next time,
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