The ramblings of Mrs. Smith as she shops, decorates and anything else she deems funny!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

No Sew Super Cheap Valance

It started very innocently....I took down the toile curtains in the bathroom to wash...
When they were down I thought it would be nice to lighten up the look for summer...thought about it for 2 weeks.......Then inspiration hit.....

Used the same rod...

I am forever picking up white material.....curtains, shower curtains, bed sheets to use for table coverings, covering up my rocker glider etc....

I bought this white flat sheet at a thrift store for $2 the other day.  I bleached it and folded it up to use when inspiration hit.


I have a secret....I don't like to I just threw it up without ironing it!  I folded it in half and safety pinned it (didn't feel like getting out the sewing machine and plus I could always reuse the sheet later for something else).
Took some burlap ribbon that I had on hand and made a valance.  Super Easy and Super Cheap! 

I took the candle holders down and put some fun dry cleaning hangers up instead.

Of course I couldn't stop there....

I redid my kitchen (that is in the bathroom) cabinet too.

From this to this...

Just lightening up everything in my bathroom.

Since my bathroom facelift is Thrifty....

I am joining Linda


  1. I like the changes. The new white curtain does lighten it up.

  2. Great ideas! Looks great. Be blessed. Cindy

  3. LOVE the white curtains for summer!

  4. Good job! A "Smith Nifty" for the week!

  5. Looks great! My mom always changed her curains with the change of the season! Super idea using the white flat sheet!
    Have a great rest of the week :)

  6. Very cute! I love the hangers.

  7. Love the new valance. What a change that makes. And so easy. Loving burlap as I do, the ties, in my opinion really make the piece.

  8. Great job! I am going to have to try this.

  9. Lovlie redo!
    always fun to lighten up a bit!
    Have a great week!
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  10. I love the new look and I adore the hangers hanging on the towel rod...great look.

  11. What a difference the white curtain makes in there! So much brighter. The hanger idea is too cute. LOVE it!

  12. I have done the same thing with sheets. Yours look great. I love the idea of the hangers. Never thought of that. Thanks for sharing this on today's White Wednesday!

    Back Porch Blessings,

  13. Love the Changes ~ Certainly a More Summery Feel.....

  14. I adore the light and fresh summer look!

  15. i think it looks great in there! nice job.

    thanks so much for stopping by the cape on the corner, and for your kind comment about my awesome free finds. can't beat that, right?

  16. I can't believe the new curtain was $2! I love that you added burlap to it. Thanks for the inspiration and have a fabulous day! Julie


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