window valance cornice box

Mom and Dad’s window sans the puffy, 1980’s style fabric valance.

When my mom and dad asked if I’d like to paint their small, tasteful bungalow, I couldn’t resist adding a few moldings at the same time.

Mom, a talented seamstress, was going to throw away her old fabric window valances she made, and so I made her these Craftsman style valance boxes to replace them.

I painted the valance frieze a slightly darker taupe color than what I put on the walls.

Those of you who are better with color than I am, so just think of all the other color combinations you could come up with for the valance box.

I built this box about the same way I built the one in our kitchen; just a few feet of mdf board, moldings, glue, primer and paint is all you need to make your own.

Painted window valance cornice box

VALANCE BOX-100.  This design would be acceptable in homes with both Craftsman or Victorian style decor.

kitchen window diy valance boxIf you need a little help getting started building your own, then this post How to Build a Small Valance Box for $14.54 should help.