What the heck is a pelmet?

Pelmet?! What the heck is a pelmet?!

This, my friends, is a pelmet. Who knew that is what it is called?! {not me!} It can also be called a cornice board. It's very similar to a valance...but a pelmet is solid; basically a box that is open across the bottom (usually made from wood and is covered in fabric...but I'll get into that later.)

Way back before Pinterest, I had seen an image that stuck in my head, I thought it was awesome and I figured with the right fabric it might be something worth replicating one day. 

{via, via Decorpad}
It's actually funny that my son's dresser is actually almost the same color. 

The DIY Drapes/Valance (made from sheets) that gave me the idea looked like this: 

Seriously, how cute is that nursery? 

So January 2011, I saw that nursery and loved it...I've been thinking about it ever since.  Instead of using sheets, although I did look for a while, I used curtains that I had purchased at IKEA while we lived in the rental last year (and have since been piled in a heap on the two boxes of purses I have yet to unpack...) Although this project was time consuming, I love the look of this in my son's room, don't you: 
maybe I'll take a legit picture when the sun cooperates!!

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