Have you ever thought your windows needed a little pizzazz? I didn't, but my wife did; so guess what? It was up to me to make it happen! Luckily it was a fun and easy weekend project that we could do together.
Step 1: Get The Required Stuff
I went to the Home Depot and had them cut a sheet of 1/8" plywood into 8" strips. I also got any materials that I didn't have around the house, such as drywall anchors, "L" brackets and extra staples for the staple gun
I then gathered up all the tools and materials I thought I would need.
-Measuring Tape or Yardstick
-Staple Gun & Staples
-Small Shelf Brackets (I got the smallest I could find which were about 3-4 inches per "arm"
-Short screws for attaching brackets to the cornice
-Screws appropriate for use with drywall anchors
Step 2: Measure and Cut
I had the Home Depot cut my sheet of 1/8" plywood into 8" wide strips. Then I measured the length of the curtain rod the cornice has to cover and added 2 inches for extra clearance. I figured the cornice would stick out 5" so I had to cut two 5" "flaps" per cornice.
I made lines where I had to cut, and made my cuts.
I clamped down a scrap piece of wood to use as a straight edge to help get straight cuts.
Step 3: Glue and Clamp
After all my pieces are cut, it is time to start gluing. I glued the 2x2 pieces onto the edges of the long boards. Once the glue was dry I glued the short piece to form a corner.
This step took a LONG time because I only had 2 clamps. I waited at least 45 minutes before I removed the clamps so I could glue the next part. Just take your time and make sure everything is dry before you remove the clamps.