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BG93245@YAHOO.COM 02-22-2008 09:53 PM

1600 dollars for window cornice's
re-doing my family room/kitchen went to a local home show and had an interior decorator come by and quote me for 5 windows. 1600 dollars and this was just the cornices no drapes etc etc. After got over the sticker shock i thanked her for her time and decided to try it my self. Anyone have some thoughts??? thanks in advadce

Chris Johnson 02-23-2008 12:05 AM

Profits not a dirty word

Will the market bear the price? The designer thinks so

LawnGuyLandSparky 02-23-2008 08:57 AM

Possibly, for one. Making 5 duplicates for the same customer is different, and if the designer is using a flat rate pricing schedule, I'd say that if one normally costs 320.00, that charging the same for the next 4 is a dirty word.

Knucklez 02-23-2008 03:49 PM

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PassionateDIY'er 02-28-2008 01:54 PM

Cornices are fairly easy for first time DIY'ers. You can buy kits at a fabric store and/or you can find books on window treatments that show you how to do it step by step.

You will have a custom look and the satisfaction of having done it yourself!

kimberland30 03-14-2008 04:12 PM

I just hung 5 cornice boards that I made myself. I got the pattern from the web, took it to a reprographics shop to have it enlarged to the size I needed, taped it to plywood and cut it out with a saw and jigsaw, made the sides and top, padded it all with just a little bit of batting (one layer), and covered it in a tapestry fabric. It was a pain in the knuckles - especially to pull the fabric tight - but they look fab-o and all it cost was the price of the plywood (1/2" I think) screws, batting and fabric...oh...and lots and lots of staples. I went through 3 boxes of staple gun staples.

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