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One Way To Cover A Cornice
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Using a clear spray adhesive apply cornice padding. (I use Rowley's) The clear adhesive I get from Albany Upholstery Supply in New York.
Trim excess padding.
A method to help decide how to place the pattern. Which one would you pick? I sorta liked the first one also, but preferred and knew the customer would prefer the motif centered in the middle.
Staple not too far from edge. Clip where you need to and fold in at corners.
Cut bias strips, about 3 1/4", depends on your fabric.
Line up welt with edge and put in just a few staples to hold.
Put on your cardboard strip.
Fold back other side of bias and staple.
Follow the same steps for the bottom of the cornice.
Using blackout lining which doesn't fray. Spray on glue and adhere the lining to the top.
Don't know how well this can be seen, but smooth the lining on the back then pressing along the edge make a crease.
Using the crease as a guide cut 1/2" in from it. Then spray the back of the cornice and lining and finish adhering it.
Use a glue gun to make sure all the edges of the lining are secure.
Make and press pieces to fit on the inside of the returns.
Staple outer edge on with cardboard tape.
Use spray glue to hold in place and glue gun around all the edges to secure down.
I've changed to using Rowley's fringe adhesive for the gimp. Gives me more time to play with the gimp and dries clear.
All done! Front and back view for you.
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