Asked on Sep 18, 2014

Update 3" valances over windows

Doshie WitcherMarion NesbittZ
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I have 3" wide valances over all my kitchen windows with gathered cotton ruffled valances - I want to update the metal valances without removing them
7 answers
  • Z
    Z
    on Sep 18, 2014

    A photo would help Barbara.

  • Marion Nesbitt
    Marion Nesbitt
    on Sep 19, 2014

    Having trouble visualizing. Maybe the valances are OK. It might be the ruffled cotton valances under them that need to be changed.

  • Barbara
    Barbara
    on Sep 19, 2014

    Definitely ruffled cotton valances!

  • AvonelleRed
    AvonelleRed
    on Sep 20, 2014

    Am I understanding you to mean that you want to take the fabric off the valances without actually removing the metal framework of the valance, right? Then you want to use that metal framework for some new type of window treatment? If so, it would be easier to visualize if you cut the fabric off of the valance (assuming the valance isn't easy to just lift off, remove the fabric panel, then pop the valance back on) so we could see what the framework looks like. If it's just a metal bar on the top and one on the bottom, you could zigzag alternating colors of wide ribbon from top to bottom and back again, or any number of other things. If there's just a top rod, you'll just have to hang something from it.

  • Z
    Z
    on Sep 20, 2014

    @Barbara, is this what you are calling a metal valance? http://www.continentalwindowfashions.com/images/hardware/kirsch/continental/new/continental-rod.jpg If so that's called a Continental curtain rod.

  • Marion Nesbitt
    Marion Nesbitt
    on Sep 21, 2014

    I'd probably remove rod and valences and just go with the mini-slats for a streamlined look as ruffles just don't seem to suit the linear look. Otherwise, I'd do a tailored valence.

  • Doshie Witcher
    Doshie Witcher
    on Jan 19, 2015

    If you are interested in a tailored valance that would work with you continental rods, the Hidden Rod Pocket valances at blackbelthomedecor.com may solve your problem.

    , PEYTON Hidden Rod Pocket valance The valance is installed using a continental curtain rod but it looks like it is mounted on a board
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