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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

DIY: Pelmet Box

I'm in the process of sprucing up the guest bedroom. I don't actually have much of a game plan as of yet, which is very unlike me. I'm kinda winging it, but I'll share as I go along!
First up, over the bed is a small square window. I had thought about making a roman shade like I did in my bedroom, but wanted something different. Then, I remembered that I had  come across a tutorial for pelmet boxes via Little Green Notebook as well. That girl has some great ideas, I tell you!
All you need is some fabric, foam core, duck tape, cotton batting and a staple gun. This project took less than half an hour and it's light as a feather (ie. easy to hang!).


I found the fabric at a local fabric store, I really like the geometric pattern.
You also get a little glimpse of the light fixure in the room:)


I like the simple straight lines, which saved me some time.
You could cut your foam into a more intricate shape like Jenny did for her girls' room




Well, that's a start anyway! Not sure where I'm heading next with the room, but I'll keep you posted!
Just for fun, here is a couple of pics of my little Beaufort.
With a long weekend and a snow day, he and I have been joined at the hip:)

God forbid be take that bone out of his mouth!

What a grump.. I love this picture.. he looks half asleep and likely is:)

*linking up to Frugal Friday at the Shabby Nest

9 comments:

  1. Looks great! and he is so adorable!
    -Cara

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  2. great job, pelmet boxes are so easy but make such a statement!

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  3. I love the fabric you chose! It looks great!

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  4. Great job...love the fabric. how'd you hang it exactly? I'm gearing up to make one for daughter's room!

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  5. Awesome. I want to try it! Love that light fixture too... it's one of my favorites!

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  6. Very nice!!

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  7. nice job!....he is so cute!

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  8. Your dog is too cute! I love that face!

    And the pelmet box looks amazing! The fabric is great (and the light fixture is fab too!).

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  9. Very cool! We desperately need window treatments for almost all of our windows still... maybe I should try this out!

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Love hearing from you! Thanks so much :)