I started my small kitchen facelift in November before Thanksgiving and it's finally complete with my false roman shade. The walls and ceiling were wallpapered and I talked my husband and daughter into removing the paper. I'm good. The walls were then painted December Eve by Behr which is the perfect navy blue that looks great in any light and with my off white cabinets.
The false roman shade is really a valance and was fun the sew. Since I'm a visual person I used this YouTube video for the sewing directions to make this shade. The directions were very easy to follow and any beginner sewer could do it. The fabric is Premier Prints Suzani Slub Yellow/White ordered online. Love the pop it gives the whole room.