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Old 12-05-2011, 05:21 PM   #1
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Window treatment changes

Has anyone changed the fabric on their valances. Any tips

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Old 12-05-2011, 10:05 PM   #2
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many window treatments are just luan that is covered with some sort of material which is stapled into place. If you can wrap an Xmas package, you will be able to wrap your window treatments

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We are contemplating undertaking the same project on our motorhome. I made valences for a TT we had prior to owning our motorhome. I built the valences from luan and covered them with fabric. sc3283 is right - it is kind of like wrapping a package.

Remove one of your valences and check it out to see how it is covered. The hardest part in recovering it will be pulling out all the staples they used. Put on the new fabric in a similar manner. Fold edges under, tuck in corners and staple. The fabric usually has a little padding under it, and you can buy batting that comes in thin layers at most fabric stores if you can't reuse what is already there. Buy extra material in case you make a mistake.

PS: you can also use fuseable interfacing to help seal edges where you can't get staples in. Fuseable interfacing is a non-woven fabric coated with adhesive than you can use to join fabric together or stick the fabric to the wood backing with the heat of an iron.
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Another option is to replace the fabric covered valances with ones made from real wood. there is / was a company in IND advertising they make custom valances. We're going to replaceur day/nite pleated shades with the rolloer type shades. at that time I'm going to make valances from either wood base shoe or some other kind of moulding available from home Depot or Lowes. Can't be that difficult.
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