I was flying by the seat of my Wranglers on this cowboy-themed valance. Like most "experimental" projects, the design changed as I went along. And I gotta say, I love how it turned out, pardner.
I wanted a pieced look, so I used denim scraps that my awesome Mamma (grandma) gave me months ago. I left the seams on the outside and frayed them in the washer for a rustic, country look. The faux suede was given to me by my mom, and the lasso rope was the handle of a used gift bag. I used a combo of super glue (already had it on hand) and iron-on seam bonder (Stitch Witchery) for the "applique." All I had to buy was the Stitch Witchery, the red bandana fabric, and the thread. Total cost, about $7.50. Add the curtain rod, and the grand total was around $16.
Next up in Zoodle's overdue nursery: some cute, simple plans I have for the walls.
(And thank you to everyone who commented on the original post with encouragement and even laughter! I've been busy working on the valance and didn't respond personally to comments.)