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how to make your own bathroom valances

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I’m excited to share a DIY project I worked on over Christmas and New Years…it did take that long. Not because it was complicated but it was involved. I had been looking for new valances since we moved in last December (before pics below) and never found any that I liked. So I decided to take a sewing class (if you are in New Jersey I highly recommend taking them here), find fabric that I loved and make my own.
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Living Room Spruce: Faux-Mantel

The one thing our new house doesn’t have is a fireplace. I’ve been contemplating putting in a faux mantel. I mean, why not?

Yesterday with the help of my faux-carpenter husband, my faux-mantel dreams came true!

We’ve both been a little perturbed with the expansive wide-open spaces above the tv… insert mantel.


photo3and wah-lahhh, perfect mantel!


We were able to get a great deal on a Threshold shelf from Target, and a few odds and ends from Michaels. I’m looking forward to decorating for every season. I still think we need a pumpkin or two up there for fall.