Friday, February 19, 2010

Table runner valance

So I wanted to share this great idea for valance's. When we built on I got this wonderful family room with 5, yes, 5 windows. I love the windows but you know how expensive it can get to decorate them. I needed blinds, mostly for sun control not privacy, so I got these bamboo roman shades from JCPenny's. They were inexpensive and I have liked them. Now, a little color and you know cuteness was needed. I ran upon these table runners at Walmart. They were the perfect colors for the room.
Best news was, they were on clearance for $3, yes, $3 dollars. So I combed through the shelves and found not 5 but 4. After running to 2 other Walmart's I'm not sure you could say they were so cheap. But when I got my hands on the final one, what a relief, I actually got an extra. I'll tell you what I did with it later.
Picked up 5 new curtain rods with clip rings from Walmart and got started.(Sorry about the blurry picture)

Hung the rods and clipped on the runner, I was done.

I kinda like them. They are not fancy but neither is my room. It is really casual.
Can you just think of the possibilities though. Almost anything could be hung on those clip rings.

Here is what I did with the extra runner. I actually got two pillows to put on the window seats. It helps to spread the color around a little.
Tell me about your inexpensive valance ideas.

P.S. I am linking to: Feature yourself Friday @ Fingerprints on the fridge


  1. Great idea! I love the way they look and you can't beat the price. Thanks for stopping by earlier.

  2. Hi Brooke-Yes- I just threw the ribbons in the bag. I would thread it through the assigned hole and then put the ribbon in there. The one pictured is a little too full. I made another one that is not quite as stuffed and it works much better. I try to do things the easy/fast way. I am kind of a slacker like that. Now, if only I could figure out how to do my laundry that way! Thanks for keeping my friend in your thoughts and prayers. I appreciate you stopping by!

  3. These turned out great, Brooke! Simple and inexpensive always works for me. :-)

  4. Cuteness! I love the look. :) I recently did some drop cloth curtains with those ring clips, and now I am hooked. Yours look great! I'm visiting from Kimba's party. Here's my link from the party:

  5. What a great idea! I keep wanting to get some clip rings like that! What an easy way to spruce up your room - I love the color!