It’s a fact that “Summer” is the longest (holiday) season of all. So….. why not place a few inexpensive summer accents around the room you inhabit the most (at this time of year)?
In my case, it’s the kitchen & dining room area, where I’m constantly whipping up pitchers of cool summer beverages and tasty snacks to feed the troops. To me, Lemons bring back such a nostalgic feeling and memories of my first lemonade stand, so I decided to surround myself with this theme to keep a hot summer light & fresh. Also consider other citrus fruits… like oranges or pineapples!
[If you like this black & white look, but haven't found any curtains or valances like mine, there's a good reason. I wanted to "freshen up" my black & white toile accents for summer so I looked for a valance that had a more young & contemporary pattern... perfect for summer! Of course, you can never find what you're looking for if you look in the NORMAL spots, so I started checking ALL the (Home Dept.) clearance sections of every store I went in to. Finally... EUREKA! I found some clearanced (teen) sheets in K-Mart. This set was an off brand and was marked down to $10! I only needed the top flat sheet to make 2 valances (1 not shown) for my kitchen area. I sewed them, using my basic straight sewing skills and a little black ribbon trim. However, you could use self-stick sewing tape and create this adorable valance with no sewing machine at all. Total investment: $15 for two (2) cute & contemporary valances... yea! I hope you find a cute pattern too.