Monday, June 27, 2011

Nursery Progress: Cornice Boards ~ tutorial

We are back from vacation and trying to catch up and get back to normal.  I have a ton of pictures to share but it may take me a couple of days to go through them all.  In the meantime, I thought I would share a little more of the nursery progress we've made.

So, I knew I wanted cornice boards for the windows in the nursery.  I found several tutorials online but thought I would share exactly how we made them.

First, measure your window.  You want the front piece to be long enough to cover your window and you need to take into account the side pieces.  Our window was 30 inches.  We cut our front piece 36 inches -- so it would have a couple inches on each side with plenty of room to account for the side pieces.

Cut your wood based on your measurements.

We cut our side pieces 4 inches - this is all preference.  This will determine how far out your cornice boards sit from the wall.  And our front piece 36 inches.

Then assemble the pieces using L brackets.  Or have your husband assemble.

Next, you will cover your pieces in batting.

Just pull it tight and start stapling.  

After you have them covered with the batting, do the same thing with whatever material you are using.  Again, just pull tight and start stapling.  This isn't hard but if your material has a pattern then you will need to pay attention to make sure it stays straight.

Then attach L brackets to the wall.  You will then attach your side pieces to these L brackets.

Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of them hanging yet.  And I want to be all dramatic with a big nursery reveal so I'm waiting to show you guys until then.  But it's getting closer!


Kathy Jo said...

I think that you and Keith need to start a DIY Blog!!! You guys are just so smart and crafty!! ! I can't wait to see the big reveal and also see it in person next week!!!

Much love!

BeLLa said...

graham's room is going to be awesome ~ love that you took the time to make the tutorial. xoxo

third_gospel said...

What an awesome tutorial! Thanks for posting. Quick question: What size was your wooden board? You listed the length, but what was the height and width?