Here is what I started with:
|Regular pink tab top valance|
|Cheapo curtain rod|
Note the thick hem at the bottom of the valance, this made covering up that cheapo curtain rod simple but then I was left with the tab tops hanging down. Mind you, this didn't look awful but I had horrible visions of people walking through my house and thinking 'what kind of doofus doesn't know how to hang a tab top valance? I'm certainly not buying this place, who knows what else she has screwed up' and then we would never sell our house...all because of a curtain. SO I just decided I needed to make those tabs look intentional. I made the short trip to Lowes and picked up a couple packs of replacement chandelier crystal prisms (these were less than $5 a pack)
STEP ONE open up the hanging wire at the top of the prism, pinch the bottom closed to secure the prism and bend the top up and to the side so it looks like a coat hanger.
|You want to bend the hook to the side so when you lace it through the tab your crystal hangs facing forward|
And here is what you end up with:
|perfect...well except for my crappy lighting|