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Hi There,

How is your week going so far? I’ve got some sick kiddos needing my attention this week, but I did manage to squeeze in a quick project that I’ve been meaning to do for a few weeks now.

Remember a while back I showed you the no-sew drop cloth valances I made for the windows in my family room? Well, I messed up on one of the valances, and it didn’t look like the first one I did, so I put it aside and made two more so that all three had the same pattern. I was going to make a pillow cover out of the leftover material, but the pattern was going the wrong way, so I turned it into a no-sew kitchen valance instead.

drop cloth valance kitchen window



We already had a valance over the kitchen window, but it came over from our previous home, and it was making the entire kitchen look dark. Of course, I forgot to take a before picture, so this is the old kitchen valance airing out on the patio. It’s cute, but heavy and dark.

maroon and gold country kitchen valance


I already had the existing curtain rod, so I cut the material to fit over the rod and used my trusty glue gun to secure the cut edge to the back of the valance. 

glue drop cloth over curtain rod


I had to make sure that the fabric was glued tightly around the rod. You can see how much light comes through now, and there’s a slight shadow in back. That’s fine with me, though. I’m just glad to have a brighter kitchen and more neutral colors in the room. Plus, I didn’t have to buy a thing!

no sew drop cloth valance over kitchen window


I kept the blinds down because it was so bright outside — I mean, really bright! You can see how the new kitchen valance fits with the other windows in the adjoining family room. It’s the same pattern, but the spacing is slightly different.

drop cloth valances on windows


I still have a little bit of fabric left over, and I’ve already got a plan for it, so stay tuned! Who knew that two drop cloths could be used for so many different things?!

Thanks for taking the time to read about my latest DIY project.  Take care, and enjoy your day!

Dee šŸ™‚

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