Step 1: Get the Required Stuff
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 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
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.
Step 4: Add Batting
This is pretty straight forward, just lay out batting over the front of the cornice, wrap the edges over the back and staple down. Make sure the front is smooth, but its all going to be covered in fabric, so perfection isn't necessary.
Step 5: Put on the Fabric
We put the fabric on and stapled it down in the back.
You want to make sure that the fabric looks tight on the front with no creases or wrinkles.
Step 6: Add the Brackets
I just put the brackets on the side wherever they would fit, and screwed them right through the fabric and everything.
Step 7: Attach to the Wall
Once I had marks on the wall I drilled holes in the wall, tapped in a drywall anchor, then attached the cornice.
I found that using a very short screwdriver to attach it to the wall.