I've been wanting to make some valances for our living room and dining room for quite some time now. I finally settled on some cute fabric and got them made. It seriously only took about an hour to do all three of them - so it's not like it was a time consuming project. I LOVE the way the turned out and they just add so much to the rooms they are in.
This is one of two hanging in the living room. (The pic makes the fabric look darker than it really is!)