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DIY Cornice Boards and Theater Curtains

Custom cornice boards and expensive theater-style curtains can costs hundreds, but here's a how you can DIY them for practically nothing with inexpensive MDF, fabric and a few power tools.

Here's what you'll need:
  • medium density fiberboard (MDF)
  • jigsaw
  • circular or table saw
  • paint - we used high gloss
  • fabric
  • staple gun and staples
1. Determine what size you want your cornice to be. Use a circular or table saw to cut a piece of medium density fiberboard (MDF) down to size. You'll have a plain, rectangular piece of MDF.

2. To give it a custom look, use a jigsaw to notch out some details, instantly transforming simple MDF into beautiful cornice. Cut down a small piece of MDF to attach to each side of your cornice, so it can stand off of the wall a few inches.

3. We painted ours with a high-gloss gray paint, but you can do any color or could use ribbon or craft paint for additional detailing.

4. Attach your fabric directly onto the back of your cornice with a staple gun, pleating the fabric to give it the look of a theater curtain.

For only the cost of MDF and paint, you've just knocked off the look of super expensive custom cornices!

Rec Room to Home Movie Theater

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