This is the general look I was going for when we did the living room window. It had to get "doubled" because the window is so large and that makes it look more formal than what I'd originally wanted, but I haven't found anything I like better yet.
Love this for the kids rooms! Monogrammed window treatment over burlap roman shades would look FANTASTIC. Use foam or mdf board, wrap & staple fabric. Use iron on fabric backing & either a crickut machine or exacto knife to cute out letters!
I think I'd do mine on a painted board but I love this idea! Make a stenciled barn-wood valance! Turn a sign made from old barn wood and stenciled with happy song lyrics into a nontraditional window treatment.