I had some extra curtain fabric laying around and wanted to add some more color to our kitchen window. I thought a valance couldn't be that hard because it's just a rectangle.
I cut two strips 60x16, sewed them together, then hemmed on all sides. To cover up the seam in the middle I folded the fabric to give it a "pleat" and hung it with clip rings. I can't stop looking at it! :)
Now I can't decide if I'm going to leave that one up or get new fabric and do it again... This is the fabric that was used to make our living room curtains and I don't want to overdo the toile look. Although I never thought I liked French country until I started decorating our house and now I realize I LOVE IT!