Since I rent I have to work around a few things I wouldn't own, like vertical blinds. So in my Amish/ Family room I decided to make a cornice because to add a valance a curtain rod would need to stick far out from the wall to clear the blinds. I decided to make my own, here's how I did it: I purchased pre-cut Styrofoam from Home Depot and with some hot glue and blue painters tape I made a very long and lightweight form that I covered with some homespun fabric. I attached it to the wall by gluing loops on the back of the form and used cup hooks on the wall. Easy and super inexpensive. I think the foam was $2-3.
Michelle / Simple Pleasures