I have used different variations of this simple window treatment in every house I've owned. As a matter of fact, in my kitchen I have the same window treatment with fewer pleats and a decorative cord hot glued to the top.
Although it was pretty simple to create, explaining the process to you is a bit of a challenge for me. There's a reason I never became a teacher, and that's my inability to impart knowledge to others. Basically this window treatment consists of a large rectangle of fabric and drapery lining sewn together on three sides and then stapled to a board. Because the burlap has such a loose weave and I didn't want the white drapery lining to show through, I put an additional layer of fabric in a color similar to the burlap in between the two.
What I did in a nutshell is staple each end of the fabric rectangle to the top of the board at the back of the side of the board (does that make any sense at all?).
Then I stapled the center of the fabric to the top center of the board. From there, I folded the fabric into box pleats at evenly spaced intervals and stapled the fabric to the top of the board.
Now, here's where it gets weird. I like my pleats to be sharp and well defined, but I can't iron the fabric once it's mounted to the board. So, I use my straightening iron! Yes, the same one I use on my hair!
This little tool works amazingly well for this job. I wonder what else it can do.
Once all my pleats were nice and crisp, I was ready to hang the valance. I mounted the two L-backets to the wall and then screwed the board to the brackets. Here's another look at the finished product.
I know this isn't a detailed tutorial on how to create this type of window treatment. Like I said, I'm not a great teacher. If you need more details, I'm sure you could do a Google search of board mounted window treatments or box pleat valances.
So there's yet another project finished in our laundry room. Do you feel like I've been teasing you with little glimpses of the laundry room remodel? I promise to do the big reveal next week. In the mean time, have a great weekend!