A good friend of mine made this super valance for the back porch, and I love it! It really adds that finishing touch that I've felt the porch was missing. (Ha! At this rate I don't think the words "finish" and "porch" go together!)
I put a lot of thought into how to hang the valance. I thought about rods, cables, bars, staples (yup - it was a thought). Then I saw this picture at Fresh Art Photography and loved the simplicity.
I guess my thought was that my porch is just that - a porch. It functions as a mud room, and it's out primary entrance (I could count on one hand the number of times I've walked through the front porch door!). I really wanted something simple, and at the same time I certainly didn't want ugly! This is what I did:
(I really need to get a "real" camera!) I put nails over the window trim, and hung the valance using curtain rings with clips. That's it...simple and we love the look. We also experimented with gathering, I guess that's the term for having some hang down between the clips. We might try it again another time, but for now we like it without gathering. I wonder if there's a word for that? LOL.
And here's one final look - in the other direction...