Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Family Room Mistreatments

I finally did my family room mistreatments!!


It really couldn't have been any easier! I actually found ready-made valances at Wal-Mart. By Better Homes & Gardens no less! And with the prettiest trim already on there!! But I don't care for the 80's valance look with the ruffle at the top. I wanted a cleaner, more updated look!


Here comes the mistreatment:


Got some 1x4's that were 2 inches longer than my window frame.

Attached valance with a staple-gun on the top. (Lining up the stiched seam with the front edge of the board. This still allowed a 14inch drop for the mistreatment!)

Wrapped valance around the side of the board and did a staple in the back.

Trimmed the excess so it would fit neatly by the window frame.

Attached L-brackets to wall.

Placed mistreatment on top. (I didn't even bother to attach them to the L-brackets!)


And that's it! So super-easy!!

These were done in a matter of minutes!! Yay! :)



I'm going to be working on some more mistreatments in my home, and also finishing up the sunroom so I can reveal it to you on Friday!!!
Have a great day!


27 comments:

snowman hill said...

I love it, and it sounds super easy!! I am going to do it my great room this weekend, the windows have been naked for 6 years! Thanks- Krista

Stacey said...

Pretty! Isn't it amazing how little changes like that can just make you so happy?

Kelly said...

Those look amazing!

Sandy Toes said...

Wow..looks wonderful! You make is sound so easy but I don't know if I am convinced of that yet!
smile!
-sandy toe

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

They look so good!

Betsy said...

Cannot beat cute and easy. Can't wait for sunroom.

Christy said...

Very pretty and you do make it sound so easy! I really need to get on window treatments for our family room. I'm thinking that will be my spring project:)

duchess said...

They look great. I love pretty & easy (and BH & G at walmart).

Deb said...

Looks really good. And how much easier could you get. You didn't even have to sew anything... instant beauty.

Brittany said...

Those look great. I did the ol' staple to a board trick too, but I used a leftover bedskirt! Thanks for sharing!

Mandi said...

Beautiful and elegant! I am usually a Target kinda gal, but it is much further away than Wal-Mart and they have been stepping up their game lately with the Better Homes and Gardens line. I found some great curtain panels there last week and just love 'em!

The Graves' House said...

that look great! and thanks for sharing how you did it - very crafty!

Darlene said...

Oh, that is such a good idea! smart girl. gawgeous room.

Darlene

Remodeling Guy said...

Hey, great job on the Mistreatments!
I wanted to thank you for your comment on my guest post at Nesting Place!
If you did go leave me a question, I will get to it soon!
Remodeling Guy

Kami said...

Love this! Of course I have a question (I always do.).

When you say you pulled the sides down and stapled it to the back, where exactly did you staple it? For the life of me I can't figure out how you're keeping the sides down.

Thanks!!

Our Complete Family said...

They look great! I love your family room colors!!!

Jenny S said...

I love how you call them mistreatments!!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Kami, (and others interested)

I'll show pics on another post being more specific with my directions!! :)

I'm glad that you all like how it turned out!!

Blessings,
Stacey

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Love those mistreatments! I would have never thought to attach them like that to "get rid" of that ruffle! Genius!

Blue Castle said...

That looks really great! Love the fabric. :)

Shannon said...

Oh, I can't wait till Friday! :)

Those look great! I love the fabric.

Debbie said...

It looks great. And it was cheap and fast. A winning combination :)
I did a mistreatment of my own today and am so proud of myself.

Thanks for the inspiration!

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Stacey that came out really pretty!
I love it! :)

Darlene said...

Your mistreatments look fabulous! I LOVE that whole room as a matter of fact!!!

Kami at Home of 5 said...

One more question! Do you remember the paint color of this room? I'm looking for a cream that's not too yellow or gray and this might work.

Thanks!

Mommy Lynda said...

This is great! Solved my dilema I was having with a certain shelf I wanted at the top of one of my windows and how it wouldn't bulge in the middle. Problem solved now! Thanks.

Simply Dandy said...

Don't you just love the BH@G line at Walmart. That is where I got my curtains for my LR/DR. Very clever idea Stacey!

Hugs,
LeAnn:)