Remember way back when, when we designed these modern window valances, using common roofing materials like galvanized metal flashing?

Modern galvanized metal window valance, designed by Room Fu from common roofing materials in Austin, TX.

A couple of years ago, another client requested we do the same thing for the windows in her breakfast nook, only she was interested in using copper instead of aluminum. When I visited her for another consultation recently, I realized I had never shared photos of her installation, which had some unexpected results:

Modern window valances designed by Room Fu, created from simple copper flashing for a client's breakfast nook windows in Austin, TX.

Check out how it looks like these valances are backlit. That’s just a supercool and unexpected bonus–the result of the sunlight reflecting onto the walls from the back of the copper!

Interested in creating your own valances like these? Here’s a PDF with DIY instructions.