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Window box valance

Postby DanEpps » Wed, Oct 31 2007, 7:21AM

Here is the eCabinets design image and the finished product for a box valance I just completed for our living room.

It took a long time to do because the customer (wife) was so picky. :lol:
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Postby George Davidson » Wed, Oct 31 2007, 8:02AM

Dan that is Great Has the boss picked out the Draperies

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Postby DanEpps » Wed, Oct 31 2007, 8:21AM

Unfortunately, yes. I am making them as well. :(

All told it will take about 80 yards of fabrics for the drapes!!! There will be three layers on the side windows and another from the arch. Each side panel takes 9 yards alone and the center will take over 20 yards.

I don't mind making the sides but she picked a satin for the center. I don't know how many of you have ever used a sewing maching, but satin is very hard to work with.

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Postby George Davidson » Wed, Oct 31 2007, 8:33AM

I used a sewing maching
To hold the basement door open :lol:
The boss uses it a lot for making things for little Micheal now

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Postby Joe Soto » Wed, Oct 31 2007, 8:45AM

Very sharp Dan! Did you do the carvings by hand?

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Postby DanEpps » Wed, Oct 31 2007, 10:39AM

Joe Soto wrote:Very sharp Dan! Did you do the carvings by hand?


Thanks!

No, I didn't do those. The wife found some ornamental hollow cast resin things she liked at Hobby Lobby and wanted them on the valance. All I had to do was hang them. :D

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Postby Damon Nabors » Thu, Nov 01 2007, 7:13AM

very nice Dan! Good luck with the drapes.

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Postby DanEpps » Mon, Nov 26 2007, 10:16AM

Here's the latest update...with the drapes! Everyone probably heard me cursing at the sewing machine while I made them. :lol: The *&^@#$ thing just didn't want to work!

I finally beat it into submission and got the drapes finished the day before Thanksgiving (just like my wife ordered me to do :wink: ).

The other pictures show another passion of mine...ceramic Christmas villages.
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Postby Michael S Murray » Mon, Nov 26 2007, 2:32PM

Very Nice Dan,
I only sleep about 4-5 hrs per night, do you sleep at all?
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Postby DanEpps » Mon, Nov 26 2007, 3:04PM

Michael S Murray wrote:I only sleep about 4-5 hrs per night, do you sleep at all?


Sometimes it sure doesn't feel like I do. :lol:

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Postby Damon Nabors » Mon, Nov 26 2007, 6:50PM

Very impressive Dan. Has she added another TO DO on the HoneyDo List?

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Postby DanEpps » Mon, Nov 26 2007, 7:20PM

Another? There's no room for more projects. That list won't be finished if I live to be 150 years old! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby Perry Pravettone » Mon, Nov 26 2007, 8:41PM

Dan, Your wife is lucky to have somebody as talented as you, but we know she has more talent. :lol:

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Postby Michael Rice » Tue, Nov 27 2007, 7:18AM

Dan
When I first saw the valance, I wondered what you would do with the drapes.....well, you pulled it off. The color and flow of the fabric is nice. Good job !

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Postby DanEpps » Tue, Nov 27 2007, 7:36AM

Perry Pravettone wrote:Dan, Your wife is lucky to have somebody as talented as you, but we know she has more talent.


You got THAT right!!! :lol:

Michael Rice wrote:When I first saw the valance, I wondered what you would do with the drapes.....well, you pulled it off. The color and flow of the fabric is nice. Good job !


That has been the problem with that window for 14 years--what to do with it. Once we acquired and restored the old sofa, my wife wanted something to carry the ornate, over-the-top theme to the window (her talent showing Perry :wink: ).

I have done lots of upholstery before (furniture and cars) but this was the first time I had attempted draperies and a cranky sewing machine made it even more...uh, interesting. :lol:

Thanks to everyone for the kind words. This was a fun project once we figured out just what we wanted to do. The real fun though, came when it was time to mount the valance to the wall. I don't know how the builder ever got past inspections (bribery? cronyism?) but the windows don't have a header over them--just cripple studs! I had to find studs to screw the angle brackets into.


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