As promised, I thought I’d show you how I made the pelmet for above the vanity table in my dressing room. It is SO EASY honestly. I’ve never made one before and I’d seen a few tutorials online for very simple foam core ones but I wanted this to be a little more ‘permanent’.

Since I showed you the dressing room, I did make one change to the pelmet…

Find out how to make a pelmet with nailhead trim by following my simple tutorial!

Yes, I decided it needed a little zhushing up and so I added some simple brass nailhead trim (I ordered it from Amazon). It just gives it a little more glam I think!

Anyway, if you are interested in making your own read on…

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So we started off first by using the same old doors we’d pulled out of the guest bedroom that I made the chest of drawers faux marble top as well as the vanity top from. They’ve come in handy those things!

I started off with this little amazing drawing – you guys are just getting spoiled with my skills in the drawing department, aren’t you?

A quick sketch for my dressing room pelmet

Anyway, we cut three pieces to size and then Wayne drilled pilot holes for the screws. We included wood glue between each piece just to hold everything in place securely and then countersunk the screws.

How to make a pelmet - steps

Once the glue was dried I cut my batting (or wadding as its called in the UK – see? 13 years in this country and I’m still learning new words) to size… You want to make sure you have enough to wrap around each side.

How to make a pelmet - steps

And then using a staple gun, start by wrapping it around tightly at each side, pulling the material taught and alternating from side to side as you staple so the material stays straight.

How to make a pelmet - steps

Once it’s stapled nice and tight all the way around, you just want to cut off the excess material.

How to make a pelmet - steps

You should end up with something that looks like this…

How to make a pelmet - steps

Now it’s the turn of your fabric… it is exactly the same process, alternating your stapling and pulling it taught and keeping the fabric straight as you go. Trim the excess fabric when you are done.

How to make a pelmet - steps

Because I’m a complete weirdo, that weird gap on the sides really bothered me. So if you too are OCD, then you can do what I did which was cut a piece of fabric out and using fabric glue, cover up all those gnarly staples.

How to make a pelmet - steps
How to make a pelmet - steps

Ahhh that’s better. Okay, now you should end up with something like this…

How to make a pelmet - steps

So now it’s time to add the nailhead trim…

It’s rather easy really. Using a straight edge, I just made some light pencil lines where I wanted my trim to go.

How to make a pelmet with nailhead trim - steps

And aligned my nailhead to those lines and then hammered in the tacks that hold the strips into place. It’s not perfect but it’ll do! ;)

How to make a pelmet with nailhead trim - steps

And then it was time to hang it! We attached some simple brackets to the back…

How to make a pelmet with nailhead trim - steps

And used wall fixings to hold it in place…

How to make a pelmet with nailhead trim - steps

And then hung it!

How to make a pelmet with nailhead trim - steps

And that’s it!

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It’s so ridiculously easy that I am considering now making another one for the dining room.

Is this something you would try?

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