I wish I had a better before picture. Our kitchen was builder beige with these sad little valances. When I told my Mr. that I wanted to paint the kitchen white he almost fell out of his chair. I used to poke fun at him for being a white wall kind of guy. Mind you, he liked the white walls because he was too lazy to paint them. It was a hard decision. All of the images of kitchens that I found inspiring were white, so I just went with it. Up went the white paint and down came the valances.
I knew I wanted a fresh, natural palette so I chose to go with burlap for the window treatments. I love the soft color and the texture it provides. My next issue? Long or short? I was originally going to go with short because I thought it would keep the space open. I settled on long because it added drama and warmth to the space. Not to mention my Mr. said it was cozy.
I wanted them to mimic vintage coffee and feed sacks. I stamped them with a concoction made with equal parts acrylic paint, fabric medium and gel extender. I love a project where I can get my hands dirty!
I love how it turned out! Feels like home.