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Recently, there was an Anonymous comment asking about these...
Our wood valances in The Office of The Historic House By The Water. Since I aim to please, here is your answer.
Yes, they were in the house when we purchased it. In fact, I suspect that they are very old. Which I love. All we did was give them a thorough cleaning and a paint job (with Behr Cotton Whisper in Semi-gloss, if you're curious, and the walls are Behr Antique White).
They seem to really belong in the house, which I took into account when I tackled this room. They're probably not something that I would have built myself, but since they seem to be such a fitting detail, I made sure to keep them when I was planning the space.
They have sort of a formal feeling to them, so I added the sheers to lighten things up. I like the combination.
What do you think?