Sunday, March 11, 2012

No Carpentry Cornice Boards

I have been wanting to make some cornice boards for me AG ever since I finished her room last April!  And....almost a year later, I finally carved out some time and made a pair!  They were easy, cheap, and quick to do.  

I saw some on Pinterest that involved carpentry...uh, that would be a big fat NO for me. 

I came up with a way to make some cornice boards minus the carpentry...

The Styrofoam came from Lowe's and it's a little less that $10.00 a sheet. (If you ever need to move a flat screen TV, it's great for protecting the screen--I know first hand!)

DUCT TAPE!?! Yep!  Trust me, the end result is pretty sturdy and you can't even tell they are made of styrofoam and duct tape.
 

I used a staple gun to attach the batting and fabric to the Styrofoam.

Also, I tried to line the edges of my boards with bias tape, but it was too tedious and temperamental.  I opted to remove it and keep it simple.

I must add, the obsessive-side of me used the leftover fabric to cover the backs of the boards.  Now they look finished from the outside looking in.
 
 

I'm not going to lie, I think my fabric choice may be a little too busy.  I stressed over this pink waverly and a yellow chevron. I'm feeling like there is too much pink in her room.  Oh well, they are finished, they are up, and they ain't coming down for a long while. 
I read a few different ways to attach the cornice to the wall.  I decided to use a small nail and tack the side of the board to the window frame...easy enough.

From start to finish, this took me about two hours.  Not bad at all!

*Update:  I made these cornice boards almost two years ago and they are still just as beautiful as the day they were installed!

21 comments:

  1. You are so smart! They look wonderful and fit into her room perfectly. Wanna come and do something like that in my house??? Love ya, Renee

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  2. Looks fabulous!! I love it! I'm your newest follower. I also tagged you in a blog hop. Visit http://www.applesandpnutbutter.blogspot.com to find out what to do. Thanks! Love your blog.

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  3. Beautiful! I love the fabric choice, and those directions are so easy. Thanks for linking up!

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  4. Cool idea! You have the cutest little girls!!

    xox

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  5. Super cute! love it. Great tips too. I'm feeling very inspired to take a shot at this. (wink wink) you have a new follower too.

    Sonya
    www.sosimplerooms.blogspot.com

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  6. That looks awesome!!! You need to come help me at my house!!! love ya!!

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  7. Love this room, it is so adorable. I am your newest follower, love your blog :)

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  8. Hi, I'm so happy to have found your lovely blog. You did such an awesome job that it makes me want to try it. I found you threw the Cowgirl Up party. I'm following your great blog and I hope you have the time to come follow me too @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/
    Also I host a shared party on Sundays we have a great turn out if you would like to come link up anything you have.
    Thank you so much
    Rose

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  9. Hey!!!
    I found your blgo form Pinterest!! I am wanting to DIY cornie boards for my bedroom and if I get good some other rooms!! Is it really as easy as you made it look???
    How did you hang them and how do I measure how big to make them?? Is batting just the cotton and you layer it first then your material?

    Yours look awesome and I love the fabric pattern you chose!!!!

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  10. I'm stopping by from Kelly's Korner to check out your window treatments.
    I recently changed our master bedroom curtains from tab light blue curtains to chocolate brown blackout. What a positive difference they made.
    I still want to purchase something for our patio doors. Maybe I'll get some ideas from my tour!
    Wow! I love these cornie boards. Maybe this is what I'm looking for our patio doors.

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  11. super cute!

    and a girl's room can never have too much pink!!

    amy from houston, over from kelly's korner

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  12. New follower from Kelly's Korner - these are beautiful! - Lauren @ muchadoaboutsomethin.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Those cornice boards were so simple! Thanks.

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  13. I think your fabric choice was perfect - I love your daughter's room and all the colors.

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    1. Thanks! It really turned out cute and my girls' love it!

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  14. I am so glad I found your blog. I plan on doing this for my own little girls room now that I found a super easy way of making it! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. It is super easy. You'll love the finished product.

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  15. I am doing this tonight! I love finding a great project that I don't have to go to the store and get supplies for! Thanks they are darling. I'd also like to know were you got the scroll work above the top bunk. super cute room!

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  16. Glad you like you like them. I got scrolly flowers from Hobby Lobby and painted them.

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  17. What size staple did you use? Did you use a staple gun? Is there a fabric glue that would work?

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    1. Linda, yes...I used a staple gun. I'm sure that fabric glue would work, but I used batting behind the fabric so it was easiest to hold it all together. Hope that helps.

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