The master bedroom makeover is finally nearing completion and almost ready to be fully revealed. Today I am showing you the sitting area side of the room along with my new window treatments. I used a DIY Cornice Frame Kit from www.diydecorator.com and I love how it turned out! These kits are awesome because they can be fully customized to fit your window and to blend in with your decor. You cover it with fabric of your choice and you can change it out at any time. I opted to go with a basic white fabric and added navy blue ribbon trim in the shape of a Greek key pattern. (Tutorial for the ribbon trim coming soon!)
Basically, the cornice kit comes with everything you will need except for fabric and a few basic tools which you most likely already have on hand. There is no sewing required! You assemble the cornice in 4 easy steps: Measure your window treatment, cut the frame to size using a regular saw (although I used my jig saw because it was faster), attach the ends to the kit, then staple on the foundation material which comes with the kit and blocks light, making your cornice opaque. Next, you cover the cornice with batting and fabric. Then, hang your cornice! I did need an extra set of hands for this part. If your window is small you could probably do it alone, but my window was pretty large so my friend Erica was nice enough to help me out. The kit comes with complete instructions and there is also a helpful video on their site to walk you through the entire process. Because of the design of the cornice and the fact that it’s made out of laminated wood, it’s lightweight and easy to handle. Once you have the kit hung, it’s easy to take it down and put it back up again if you ever want to switch out the fabric.
I love the way it dresses up my window and adds a unique accent to the room. My curtain rod is underneath the cornice, and I just used plain white curtain panels to coordinate with it.
This is definitely something that anyone can easily assemble and customize. Just have help available when it’s time to hang it. I love my cornice, and I love that it can be customized to suit your own personal style. Also, at under $12.00 per foot, this cornice kit is much more affordable than other professionally-made cornices which can cost anywhere from $50-100.00 per foot and are much heavier. This kit is 100% wood, but is very lightweight due to the unique design and has a professional look which is often not the case with those made from cardboard or styrofoam. You don’t need to have any woodworking experience since most of the assembly is already done for you. The large pieces in the kit just slide together and then you attach them with glue and screws. You may have to cut the length down a bit with a saw (like I did) but it doesn’t have to be perfect since it will be covered up with your fabric. You can easily remove the cornice for re-covering without having to remove the unique hanging hardware once it’s been hung.
Visit the D-I-Y Decorator site for more information or to order your DIY Cornice Frame Kit!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of www.diydecorator.com. I received this cornice frame kit for free to review. All opinions are my own.