Monday, July 23, 2012
Curved Shower Cornice Board
So I talked to my parents about how "we" could make it curved. My mom came up with the great idea to use Luan board. It is commonly used as book case and other furniture backing. It worked perfectly. My mom is a brilliant lady isn't she?
First I took a long board and traced the shower curtain rod onto it so that we would know the shape we needed to make the cornice board. Then we cut out 2 - 1x4 boards into that shape. It was just your basic curve.
Then my dad stapled the boards to the luan so that the luan would hold its shape. He also added 2 short boards on each end so that we could secure it to the wall.
Then my mom and I had to piece the fabric together so that it would be wide enough to fit the board. This part is tricky and REALLY important. If you don't get your fabric lined up just right then you will see the seam. We like to use steam to seam so that once we have figured out exactly where to sew we steam to seam it together so that it will stick and not move. It is seriously the easiest way to piece fabric together.
Then we covered the board just like you would when you make a normal cornice board or a headboard. I know there are a ton of step by step instructions on pinterest that can explain it much better than I so head on over (and follow me if you would like :) HERE
Then my husband mounted the cornice board to the wall using 2 L brackets. My board ended up being a little snug so we had to pound it into place and I have a feeling that if I ever want to take it out a saw will have to cut it out first.