Den: Cornice Board Window Treatment

After a lot of debate with myself, I decided on a cornice board window treatment in the den. It's a little old school but I think a fun fabric will make it very modern and fun for our rather dark office. Drapery is completely out of the question with the window between the bookcases. This is the only real window in the room so every speck of light is important.
The roman shade is going to stay for now although I may eventually give it a make-over. But that also necessitated something more substantial than a simple window valance. Oh how I wish that shade was white instead of cream! 

A few nights ago, Handy Hubby got to work building the cornice for me. It took him about 30 minutes total and that included digging around looking for wood scraps in the basement. Here are some pictures of the final product. It's pretty straightforward.

It will hang from a French cleat which is basically two pieces of wood cut at a 45 degree angle which fit together by sliding one down on top of the other.

Here's Handy Hubby screwing the wall cleat in with drywall screws. 

And here he is testing the fit to ensure it's level.

And here's the (almost) finished product.

Next up - fabric!