This awning project was, by far, one of the easiest projects EVER. I used burlap to match the blind below, which covers another window on the same wall. And, well, burlap is CHEAP.
I cut the burlap to the width and the length I desired. I wrapped the top edge around an old piece of leftover baseboard and stapled the fabric to the back, then I traced a dessert plate, creating a scalloped edge.
I used a permanent black marker to trace the scalloped edge. I found an image online of the design I wanted and used it as a stencil to re-create the image on the burlap. I used a black fabric marker for this step because it had a fine tip perfect for the details.
Once I was happy with the design, I used wood screws to attach the baseboard to the bulkhead. I mounted a tension curtain rod between the cabinets over which I draped the free-edge of the burlap.
The result? A beautiful awning that finishes the window over the sink. (At some point I’ll do something about the off-centre pot light that DRIVES ME CRAZY!!!)