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How to Turn a Table Runner into a Valance
Featured Pro: Kelly Edwards Category: Home Décor Time: 1:49
KELLY EDWARDS: Hi. I’m Kelly Edwards, and this is my GMC Trade Secret.
This boring and bland window treatment could certainly use something to dress it up. And I think the perfect thing would be a simple valance. Well, I have an incredibly simple way to make your own valance using a table runner. Come on, let’s get started.
Table runners actually make unbelievable valances, because they come in such great styles and they’re basically already cut to the height that you need to make a perfect valance. So I grabbed two of the same table runners here and I want to show you two different styles.
Now, they had this arrow here on the sides. And what I did was I cut it off on each end on the first one, and then I hand-stitched it. And then all you need to do is run it through your curtain rod like so, and you have a perfect valance.
Now, for the second one, I took a piece of MDF and I cut it in three pieces, about three-inch strips on the side, then one here. And then I connected them using some L brackets. And then I put a bracket here as well, which is going to allow me to screw it directly to the wall.
Now, in order to make this a valance, I’m going to take my table runner and I’m just going to wrap it around the edges, and then I’m going to use my staple gun and staple all the way down.
All right, now, for these ends here, you can either tuck them under or you can certainly cut them off and then just hand-stitch them. And I have one perfect valance. I’m going to go hang it up. Just gorgeous, and it’s just that simple. Who knew you could make your own valance in a few easy steps with so few materials?
I’m Kelly Edwards, and this is my GMC Trade Secret.