Super cute window valance idea!

Apr 8th, 2010

A few days ago, I posted about a window valance idea. I have to share another idea of what you could do with a window valance. First of all, window valances are a great way to add some dimension to a wall with only windows. That is how my wall was. Because of the windows, I couldn’t hang any art, and I didn’t want to paint the wall. (In my case, there was plenty of color on the other walls in the room.)

Here is a picture of the first post about window valances:

Here is an illustration of my “vision” for the second idea:

This valance is intended to be 9 feet long, but you could change the dimensions easily (each square represents 12 inches.)

I’ve had these decorative tin tiles laying around for the last two years. I actually like them brown, but I decided that I have enough brown for the moment and so I decided to paint them cream. I can ALWAYS recreate the brown by paining over them again. :) These tiles cost $2.54 cents each when I bought them at a local store called Krumpets. I actually went back in to see if they still carried them, but they don’t. I did a little digging to find some similar tiles for those of you who might want to do a similar project. There is a listing on Ebay right now to buy four 12″ square tiles for a starting bid of $12.99. That’s pretty darn cheap in my opinion. The listing can be found HERE.

I had a little bit of Krylon Ivory laying around, so I painted them.

Here they are cream as can be.

But, most the time, I love to add a glaze to make the details “pop” right out. If you missed the post about Glazing 101, check out how easy glazing really is!
I brushed on the glaze to make sure it got into all the nooks and crannies of the detail, and then simply wiped off the portion that I didn’t want with a damp cloth.

I repeated the glazing process until I obtained the look I was going for.

Wouldn’t a cream valance made out of those decorative tiles look smashing in this vintage baby girl’s room? I think it would fit perfectly! If you would like more details about the vintage baby girl’s nursery, click HERE.


  1. Pretty much love everything that you guys do!!


    Meet Virginia!
    Meet Virginia!
    Meet Virginia!

  2. I am actually using your glazing technique RIGHT NOW! (It's outside in the yard drying. I'll let you know how it turns out.

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