I have told you about the construction of curtain frames for our loft’s twin beds. Rob, our Sprint to the Finish (S.T.T.F.) carpenter built them, as well as doors for the storage underneath.
I auditioned the shape of the valances with brown paper, keeping in mind that I didn’t want to block any of the beautiful view of the islands out the windows. I took the angles of the valance from the window angles, and from the paper template was able to see that the light and the views weren’t blocked by this shape of valance, and the cathedral-like angles of the ceiling were repeated.
I did consider a barrel-like rounded shape, but there are no curves, only angles up there in the loft, so the curves wouldn’t work for the valances.
We built and finished trim pieces around the bed so it looks pro.
And, although that was a couple of weeks ago, it’s taken me this long to sew the curtains.
Using medium weight cotton canvas, I sewed tabs to the top, and left the bottom un-hemmed until I could pre-shrink it. It shrank by 5-7 inches in length!
Now I can see that we need an interesting piece of art above that centre window.
The cost of the built-in materials was zero, because we had everything on hand. The cost of the curtains, including rods:
11 yards of canvas = $78
3 – 7′ pieces dowel = $35
So, this completes our Sprint To The Finish with Rob, the carpenter. He did a great job for us, and it is thrilling to say the house is finished.
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