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claireweber 08-20-2013 06:42 PM

New valances for our dining nook
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As some as you might know, we are working on our home, preparing it for putting it on the market. We are leaving the area - after a nineteen year odyssey, we are moving back to our home state. The folks are getting older and we'd like to spend quality time with them while it is to be had. When I first joined knittinghelp, someone requested photos of a home improvement project, so I thought I would post this.
All of the windows are getting treatments, most of them new blinds and valance toppers. I installed valances in our dining nook today, it's amazing what a difference this makes. Even DH
commented on how nice they look.

GrumpyGramma 08-20-2013 08:05 PM

House beautiful! It looks so homey. Did you make the valance?

claireweber 08-20-2013 08:28 PM

TYSM :aww: nah, didn't make them. We have this outlet store here named 'Ollies' which is so amazing - I found valances for the main level of the house there. These retailed for $24 each and I paid $3 each for them.

The front room valances were $5 each and I saw them on ebay for $30 each. Right place, right time. I've gone back since and have not found anything as nice, I was lucky.

Originally I was not certain about how I wanted the valances to be hung - I went to this site, go there if you want to drool :drool: (I know, very unseemly), and did a search for bay windows, valances, saw a picture that I liked and did the same. The site is great for design ideas :inlove:

GrumpyGramma 08-20-2013 10:17 PM

That was a find! I wouldn't even consider making my own if I could get them for that price. Good for you!

sandylee222 08-20-2013 10:56 PM

Nice decorations, looks sweet!

salmonmac 08-21-2013 04:38 AM

Very nicely done. It does make it a cozy dining nook and what a bargain!

butlersabroad 08-21-2013 03:42 PM

They're lovely and make a huge difference. Be careful you don't make the house so nice that you don't want to sell it!

claireweber 08-21-2013 07:31 PM

As I improve the house, there is definitely that temptation to stay :lol:; the pull to move home is definitely stronger, though, and it will prevail in the end. When we visited at Easter, my BF came to pick me up and when I told her we were moving back she stopped the car in the driveway and started bawling. Talk about tugging at the old heartstrings! It was at this point I knew we were committed to returning.

jinxnit55 08-21-2013 09:05 PM!! Another fantastic timesucker! I LOVE it!

justplaincharlotte 08-21-2013 09:35 PM

So very inviting, CW!

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