Inexpensive and Easy Window Cornice

Several years ago, I wanted an inexpensive window treatment for the large window in my bedroom. The room faced a treed back yard, so there wasn't a lot of  natural light coming in. Drapes were out of the question...
I decided to create a cornice with sheers!

Most cornices I had seen were made of wood and I was concerned about the weight. I didn't want large holes in the wall and having to worry about the fixture pulling out of the drywall. I don't know if I saw this idea in a book, or thought it up myself (we're talking about 25 years ago) but I made it using foam board and a hot glue gun! And it worked out perfectly without costing me an arm and a leg.

My granddaughter Brittany, recently moved into her own apartment with sliding glass doors to the patio. Unfortunately, she wasn't able to put up a decorative rod, but the door just needed something more to look finished. So, I suggested a cornice that could be attached to the top of the door frame. 

Polly, over at "Learn and Go" blog has a tutorial that was very close to the way I made it.

So if you're looking for a cheap (but great looking) window treatment, check it out over at Polly's blog.


  1. Smart! I bet Brittany loves it. :)

  2. It looks great! Love the fabric. Thank you for sharing and for the visit and sweet comment at The Dedicated House. It means the world! Feel free to share this at my Before & After party which is currently live. Here is the link if you want to check it out. Have a lovely weekend! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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