Window treatments were at the top of my list of things to change about my new LA apartment. I just couldn’t live with those vertical blinds and had to find a way to cover up or get rid of them! This first thing I did was take down those vertical slats and put up curtains using the existing vertical blind hardware. I also came up with a design to make an upholstered cornice (also sometimes called a valance) that is a simple and inexpensive way to hide the existing plastic cornice that’s not so pretty. Saying goodbye to those vertical blinds felt so good and my curtains and DIY upholstered cornice/valance completely changed the look of the window, adding that much-needed touch of style and architectural detail to my apartment.