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Last weekend I decided to try and liven up the very boring laundry room with a valance. The entire space is done in a fabulous hospital white (eek!) and seeing that it sits right off the master bedroom, all that sterile white can be a bit of an eyesore. The only issue was that I don’t own a sewing machine or know enough to even borrow one, and a lot of the valances out there you can buy are just ugly. We’re talking brown pouffy things. Ew. That’s when it hit me. I could use the Heat’n Bond adhesive to make a valance that required no sewing machine. I love that stuff! In the end I think it worked out just fine and has a really strong hold. The plan is to paint this room a soft grey and I think once that happens it will look even better! Oh and please go easy on me with the photos. I gave my photoshopping hubby the day off. Clearly I have much to learn!
Before: The Very Boring Laundry Room
We bought just a basic metal hanging rod at Home Depot for $1.67.
Then I measured out how long I needed to cut the fabric, making sure to leave an inch on all three sides for the hem and three inches on the top to fold over the metal rod.
I found it easier to first iron the hem down so I had a crease to work with. I then cut the Heat’n Bond to fit and ironed it in place.
And Voila! About 45 minutes and $20 later, I was doing laundry in style! I am not kidding when I say this was SO easy and I love walking by to see that punch of color. Clearly Heat’n Bond is my new BFF!