Pelmet Boxes

Pelmet Boxes

We moved into our new house last May and I am still no where near finished decorating. Everything takes a lot longer with kids! 🙂

While I was at Ikea over the weekend, I noticed an adorable duvet cover on sale. It was only $12.99 (and actually included a blue sheet and striped pillowcase as well). I thought that would be the perfect bright, fun fabric for his windows. Initially I thought maybe I would use them and do drapes, but that’s a bold print for that much fabric down the wall.

Then I remembered these adorable pelmet boxes on Flickr. They were a bit girly for my son’s room, but I thought rectangle ones would be perfect. (Directions here) One trip to JoAnns and a few hours later and the windows were done! I just LOVE how they turned out. We still need to add the white molding on the wall between the green and blue paint, but we are getting there.

I would recommend you plan a way to hang them before making them. That part is left out of the directions and my husband had to fashion a triangular box to attach to the part to mount some hanging hardware. It’s definitely not professional. But hopefully we figure something better out for next time, because I’m thinking these would look great in our bedroom and bathroom as well.

Pelmet Boxes

Pelmet Boxes




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    Cristin Wilson

    March 1, 2010

    Well done! Can’t go wrong with Ikea, for sure!

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    March 1, 2010

    I have made these with the pink owens corning foam insulation sheets… including a “top” to the box and then they can sit on L brackets attached to the wall… or I have just used a wrapped board attached to L brackets and then staple to board (free hanging)… Kudos for a fast finish!

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    March 1, 2010

    Great job! Very cute

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    March 2, 2010

    These are fantastic – really bright and cheery! I used the same fabric to make a baby quilt last year, although it doesn’t feel particularly nice so wasn’t the best fabric for a quilt. Your idea works much better!

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    March 2, 2010

    Love it! The quilt you can see on the bed in one of the pics, was that yours? I don’t recognize it from the ones I’ve seen.

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      March 2, 2010

      No…shame on me – it’s from the Land of Nod outlet! 😛

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    March 4, 2010

    Oh wow that turned out great! It’s so bright and colorful and really goes with the room. Nice one!