Hi there! I hope you all had a great week! I have been meaning to tell you about a cornice board that I made with my son’s help.
We made it for my living room and it was so easy to make. It is made out of foam insulation board that I purchased from Home Depot for $8 and some change.
I found the fabric at a steal from a sewing store that is closing. The fabric is by Waverly. I only paid $2.60 a yard and I bought all that they had which is a yard and a half.
Now let me tell you, I don’t know how to sew. It’s the one class that I wish I had taken in high school. If I can do this, so can you.
Basically all you do is cut the foam, push finishing nails in to hold the sides on after hot gluing. Then wrap the cornice with your fabric! I used T- pins. If I ever want to change the fabric out, I can.
My Aunt that is an awesome seamstress recovered one side of my pillows that are on my couch. She is such a good seamstress. That way my family room looks so much better!! I hated the ugly color that was on the pillows (one side of the pillows) before. I’m so glad she helped me with this project.
Back to the cornice board. My son is in college and is studying Architecture, so measuring and cutting was fun for him. He was fascinated with the project and helped me hang the cornice!
I have included a few pictures of the cornice board and one of the pillows. I need to make another cornice for the door. That will be a small one and I think the room will look even better.
I did not come up with the idea on my own. If you look on Pinterest, you’ll find tons of ideas. I found the instructions on a blog called In My Own Style. I would like to thank Diane Henkler for her post and instructions on the cornice. She made things really easy to understand. Thank you so much Diane! I couldn’t have done this without your instructions!
I had so much fun with this project and the finished cornice board really makes the room look so much better! I’m slowly improving the family room as I find things. Do something creative and have a great day!!
Until next time!