Here's what I did today:
I went to Lowe's and purchased ten cabinet pulls at $2.97 each, two packages of hanger bolts at 98 cents each, and two Abbey Lane valances (sand) at $7.49 (clearance price) each. Then, I stopped at Hobby Lobby for one roll of Decorative Trim at $3.99. So, I am in this project for about $50.
I screwed the hanger bolts into the knobs so that I could screw the knobs directly into the wall. (Cabinet pulls come with screws to be screwed into the pull from the inside of the cabinet door). I cut the cording into pieces and pinned it in loops on the back of the valance. (The valance was intended for a pole, but I just ignored the pole pocket.) Here's a picture of cutting between two pieces of tape to keep the cord from unraveling.
I screwed the first and last knobs into the wall where I wanted the valances to start and end. Then I spread the remaining three knobs evenly between them. I tried out hanging the valance with pins in before I hand stitched the loops on. I am glad I did this, because my first loops were longer. I liked how they looked until I saw them on the wall. Bits of window peaked through above the valance and looked silly.
So here are my final pictures. I am delighted with my quick and inexpensive project!
What do you think?