Sewing a curtain for my new "Reading Room": I have been transforming the unused office in our house to a quiet reading room/study.
There is only one window in the room and therefore doesn't get a lot of natural light. Even after pulling the wallpaper down and finding white walls underneath, the room didn't look very bright. So, I decided to paint it a bold blue color. I love the way the color looks at the end of our entry hallway and it coordinates with a striped couch that I inherited from a family member.
Previously, there were blinds on the window (sorry, no "before" photo) and even when opened they didn't seem to let in enough light. Plus, I just didn't like the look of them...
So I decided to make a box pleat curtain/valance.
It dresses up the window just enough, but still lets in loads of light.
Sorry for my not-so-great photos. I need a tutorial on how to take pictures of windows :-/ When I point my lens toward the window my pictures kept getting back-lit....
Here are a few detailed shots:
The full tutorial: Box Pleat Valance Tutorial