A friend of mine gave me this white blazer a few weeks ago because she didn't want it anymore.
Which means a new favorite item for me!
This weekend Chris and I worked together on a project.
And we learned a new word: cornice.
I would've previously referred to them as boxes with fabric above your window.
The project didn't start out too well.
After cutting a few pieces of wood, Chris sawed through the cord of his table saw.
Sawed the cord right in half.
Luckily after another trip to home depot he fixed it and we could finish our project.
Here's a before of our windows:
Both had the green curtains on them:
Rather than writing out the directions, you can just look here for more information.
You pretty much measure your wood (a front piece, and two sides).
Wrap it with batting and fabric, and staple gun the back.
Then put on brackets like this:
and put them on your wall.
The most time consuming part was actually putting them into the wall because you have to use a screwdriver, since the drill won't fit in between.
Here's how they looked after:
I love how they turned out.
Chris and I were pretty proud of ourselves too.
Chris thinks that we can know build ourselves our own house.