Monday, March 1, 2010

Pelmet Box

I used this tutorial from one of my favorite design blogs to make this simple pelmet box window treatment for the girls room. It's made up of foam board and duck tape--but it works! I used fabric from the old curtains in Kate's room in New Haven so this project cost $3 total! I don't have a staple gun (but should get one) so when I upholstered the pelmet box I used duck tape to hold the fabric and batting down. It worked fine, but a staple gun would probably hold the fabric down tighter, so I'd recommend using one. And looking at this picture, it is a rare moment in the day that I see the floor of this room looking so clean. Will my house ever not look like a tornado ran through it? These girls are hard to keep up with!

8 comments:

Becca said...

Jill! I have been thinking about pelmet boxes all week! woah! Yours looks sensational, and the girls' room looks so sweet! Totally darling! I am always telling Shane that I feel like we are camping at our house, because it is always such a disaster with the toys strewn everywhere. I realize now that the reason my mom is such a fast cleaner is because she has four kids!

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Kim said...

super cute room. i'm wondering if you just used reg scrapbooking paper for the fan looking things on the wall.

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Jill said...

Jill, I love it! Funny that I was going to make one for Leah's room. I have had the blog in my browser for over a week. It turned out great!!

Maria said...

you are so talented!

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Karen said...

I love those paper circles on the wall! Did you make or buy them? Do you have a link to a tutorial? I'm sure they're pretty basic...but at this point in my pregnancy I'm not sure I can do ANYthing without specific instructions!!