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8 Great DIY Valance Ideas

DIY Industrial Wood Valance from Life We Live 4

There is a valance in the breakfast area off my kitchen that I would like to replace, but I am not sure what I want to put in its place. There are nice white wood blinds on the windows that we are planning to keep, so I have been looking for some fun DIY valance ideas for the space.  I thought I had settled on a DIY wood valance like this one from I Heart Nap Time,

but then I got sucked into the spiral of fun ideas, like this DIY reclaimed wood valance that Elizabeth used in her nursery over at Beauty for Ashes.

And the industrial wood valance pictured at the top from Life We Live 4.  And then if you move away from wood for a second, there is this fun and crafty scrap fabric valance from Favorite Things that probably won't work in my dining area, but could be cute in my craft room.

Or this pieced quilt square valance where each square is displayed with a hanger from Tallgrass prairie Studios.  There are a lot of fun things you could hang in their place too.  And it would be easy to switch out for every holiday.  Plus it reminds me of one of my favorite ideas, hanging photos with vintage hangers.

The Polished Pebble killed two birds by displaying her vintage whisk broom collection over a window in her laundry room.  I am trying to think of other fun 'collections' to display that way.

Seriously, the ideas are endless.  There is even a tutorial for a DIY quilted pelmet box that is made from cardboard boxes over at In My Own Style.

But what I think I have finally fallen in love with is a repurposed wood, DIY, painted sign valance from At Home On The Bay.  It doesn't hurt that it is painted with You Are My Sunshine.  I will have to run this by the hubby and see what he thinks and figure out what I would do with something twice that length to fit over our double windows.

If you have any great ideas on your blog for a DIY valance, I would love to add them to my draperies, curtains, and valances Pinterest board!  Feel free to email me a link or leave it in the comments!


Vel Criste said...

all wonderful Ideas Lorie, need to do one for my kitchen soon thanks!

Miss Charming said...

Love all the valance ideas, Lorie! My favorites are the first and last photos.

Stephanie said...

Diane at InMyOwnStyle is the most creative person ever when it comes to easy DIY projects!
I did a tutorial on how to make a flat panel valance that you might want to add to your board.