I really love how it looks with our lotus light:
I made the pelmet box from two scrap 1 x 8 pieces of wood we had lying around. I cut each board into 3 pieces: 2, 2" pieces for the sides (4 total) and 1, 26" piece for the front (2 total):
I used our Kreg Jig to connect everything together:
Here's the finished pelmet box form pre-upholstery:
I grabbed some batting I had leftover from when I made our last pelmet box:
I cut it down to size and duct taped it to the wood. I used duct tape instead of staples because I was worried the batting would pull through the staples. It's a little ghetto but no one will see the back!
After the box was wrapped in batting, I grabbed my fabric and laid it over the top of the box so I could figure out the pattern's placement. I shifted things around until I liked what I saw and then I cut the fabric down to size.
I upholstered the pelmet box with the fabric facing up so I could ensure that the pattern didn't shift. After I added a few staples to the top and bottom, I flipped the pelmet box over (fabric side down) and stapled the rest of the fabric in place.
The corners were a little tricky!
I stapled the fabric as close as I could to each corner and then I pulled the side in as tight as I could (like you're wrapping a present) and stapled the fabric in place. Then I pulled the top down (the white/orange part) and bent it backwards (to form the corner crease) and stapled it in place.
After the box was upholstered, we screwed two small D-rings into the back of each side and hung it above our window!
The pelmet box ended up being 14 1/2" tall and while I thought it might be too big at first, I love the extra height it adds to the window!
Navy and gold will forever have my heart :)
The fabric alignment isn't perfect but I really love how the box turned out especially since I made it all by myself! :D
Here's a before and after of the window:
I love how this little space is coming together :)
Stop by on Wednesday to see the floating shelf we built above the toilet!