Thursday, September 25, 2014


My daughter Emily asked if I could come over and help her make valences for two windows on her breezeway, so I went there with sheets of foam core under my arm.  She and her husband we just about done with renovations in that room, and it is a lovely space. The windows, however, needed a pop of color to finish them off.

We were guided by a tutorial I found on the web here.  The foam used in the tutorial was a little thicker than the foam core we used, but it worked out just fine.  Duct tape was used to extend the length of the foam core pieces, and to attach the sides.  We cut the fabric about 2" larger than the foam core, then wrapped it around to the back and glued it with a hot glue gun.  Straight pins helped to tame the corners.

It looked so nice on the front, but the back looked a little messy so we made a shopping trip to some area stores to look for white contact paper.  Several stores later we were hungry and getting tired.  We stopped at Chipotles for burritos--yum!  Then back at the house Emily grabbed some computer paper and said, "how about using this?" Eureka! We glued the sheets of paper side by side across the crack to cover the glued-down edges and it was perfect.

It rained hard last night, and we noticed some water on the floor of our motorhome in the morning.  Gotta find the source of that leak. 

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