Padded Pelmet

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After redecorating the kitchen, the south facing window cried out for dressing.
A simple pelmet, covered in pretty floral fabric, was created.
Time: 6 HoursCost: $45Difficulty: Medium
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I measured the width of the window, adding 3 inches to each side. Having decided on a depth of 12 inches for the drop, I bought a piece of MDF and had it cut to size. Two pieces of timber, 3 x 1 inches, were secured to each end, to form the box.
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Wadding was cut to size and stapled to the box.
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The end blocks were also covered with wadding.
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The fabric chosen was purchased from a local fent shop. I bought an ex-display curtain, utilising both fabric and the lining. The fabric had to be pieced together, creating a pattern-matched join, to achieve the required length.
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The fabric is attached. I stapled it on top of the wadding, starting from the centre, to ensure the pattern was straight.
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A neat lining was added.
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Two metal fastenings were attached. The pelmet was then ready for hanging.

A pretty addition to the kitchen window.