Sunday, May 23, 2021

Changing our Window Valances

Below are all the steps, tools and tips to change the valances in our 2017 Grand Design Reflection 315RLTS Travel Trailer.



Tools needed: screw driver, small crowbar, sharp scissors, staple gun and plenty of staples, black permanent marker, and material

Step 1. Remove the valances from the wall



Step 2. Separate the valances



Step 3. Measure and cut material



Step 4. Staple material



Step 5. Mark where the holes for the bracket are


Step 6. Rehang



Tip 1: This is a 2 person job, one person to unscrew and one to hold it as it will fall once unscrewed.  That was a lesson learned as we broke our lamp shades when the back one fell.

Tip 2: We used curtains I purchased from Walmart.  We had enough material after un-hemming.

Tip 3:  We stapled on top at each side to hold material in place after folding.  If you can wrap a present you can fold a corner and staple.

Tip 4: You might have to move the wall brackets down and might need to cut them to fit.  We only had to do that on 2 windows.

Material we used (curtains from Walmart): https://www.walmart.com/ip/Mainstays-Southport-Damask-Print-Light-Filtering-Rod-Pocket-Curtain-Panel-Pair-Set-of-2-Blue-40-x-84/552045071

I love it!  By removing the bottom half of the two piece valances we added about 1 ½ inches to our window view, plus we removed a little weight.



What do you think?  If you have any questions, please put them in the comments below.

Thank you and God bless.

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