Stationary Toppers and Fabric-Covered Cornices
Create the illusion of added height with this window treatment project.
Want a bigger window on the world? You can make it look that way with cornices. And for extra elegance, add stationary toppers.
Materials and Tools:
hot-glue gun and glue
¼-inch luan plywood
1. To make the stationary toppers, iron fusible interfacing to the back side of the decorative fabric. Cut the topper to the exact size needed plus an additional 3 inches to fold over at the top for the rod pocket. Use a straight stitch to secure the pocket in place.
3. To make a fabric-covered cornice, use a miter saw to cut three pieces of 1x6 to the necessary dimensions to build a three-sided frame. Cut the front face out of luan plywood with a circular saw. Attach the frame pieces with nails after drilling pilot holes.
5. Staple the lining on the inside to cover the rough edges. Secure L-brackets to the wall and attach the cornice.