New Red Toile Valances

I finally made my new valances and they came out pretty good, if I don't say so myself.

Did you know that I adore Toile...any Toile?

But before we look at them further, let's review...

In the kitchen window, I made these valances that seem very popular with my blog viewers. I made up this design and just 'winged it' as I went along.

I love the look of these with the rod and rings. However in the bay window of my dining area, I had used the same fabric and made rod pocket valances that were different but coordinated...
But, I still longed for the rod and ring look. One day I happened upon two long rods with rings at a thrift store, brand new and still in their shrink wrap for only $2 each. I was thrilled and cut one rod in two to get the three rods that I needed. All I had to purchase was the wooden elbows.
So now what?, I asked myself. I felt that I wanted a lighter fabric that would still coordinate with the kitchen valance, and then I fell in love with this fabric at Ballard Designs...
I adore toile and this was just what I was looking for. It took a long time to finally find the right color check fabric for the coordinating material that I needed, but I finally found something close enough on ebay.
I turned off the color on the above photo so you can see the details better. Red check on the top and on the reverse side of the bells. The hem is corded with the same toile fabric. And they are lined with white lining.
I am happy with the new look, so what do you think?
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P.S. You might remember a cute stool that I recovered with this same fabric...

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  1. I would of bought those older valances as they are the exact color I need..but I need five of them..bummer..I have the same fabric on a stool and a runner.isn't that weird.? I love that fabric..I have it in a black too..mine is from Waverly..they put out the pretty stuff..love your new valances..I sew..but don't have the patience for it..wish I did..great job!

  2. Stopping by from the Linky Follower Party Hop!

  3. Love your pretty valances!! The pattern is fantastic and I love the toile fabric too!

  4. Love, Love, Love the style of the valance (and the fabric choice). Is there a tutorial for the pattern you created?

  5. Terry, I love those. You do a good job at making those. Love the checked trim you added.

  6. I love red toile! I just bought a pillow from Ballard in the exact same fabric. Your valances are so cute. XO Cindy

  7. I love toile too and these turned out wonderful! Visiting from Between Naps on The Porch Met Monday.

  8. Gorgeous! The toile is beautiful...love the checked trim too! Excellent transformation..although I really loved your previous valance too! Your breakfast room is just beautiful!
    Happy Valentine's Day
    Miss Bloomers

  9. The check and the toile are fabulous together, my favorite combination. Beautiful. Hugs, Marty

  10. Oh what a great job you did and they turned out so pretty!!

  11. Hi,
    I am happy to be your newest follower from the Linky followers blog hop. If you'd like to follow back you can find me at http://www.measuredbytheheart.com

  12. I'm a toile lover too! Love the new curtains - gives that whole area a lighter look!

  13. I love red toile and checks. They look great. I also love the poles and rings.

  14. love them. Love the old ones too.!

  15. WOW! You did an amazing job! I would love for you stop by and link up at my linky party via: http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/

    Mrs. Delightful

  16. Love the toile valance. Very fresh. And that stool is too cute.
    Mary Alice

  17. Beautiful! I've been searching for a toile in those colors - would you mind sharing the mfg. name?

  18. I adore toile, & your valances are perfect & look wonderful at your window!

  19. Much better than the previous valances. Love toile!

  20. So gorgeous...such a beautiful window!!!

  21. So pretty! I'm amazed by how much it visually brightens up the space. You did a great job - love it! I'm your newest linky follower! I have a giveaway going on now too, if you're interested. http://worthingcourt.blogspot.com/2012/02/little-switcharoo-and-giveaway.html
    Take care.

  22. Your newest follower from SS Linky Party....these valances are gorgeous the same as all of your other transformations!!! Oh, what a talented gal....I'm in awe! <3

  23. I LOVE LOVE LOVE them!! I am nuts for checks and love the coordination! It looks great in the window....I loved the other ones too, but I think these stand out more....LOVE!

    I love the stool too :)

    Lou Cinda

  24. They are lovely! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

  25. I love red and the fabric combination is sooo pretty! Thanks for linking up!

  26. Love the new look! The pattern on the toile is lovely, and I think it lightened up your space. Great work!


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