Sunday, May 22, 2011

DIY Painted Curtains

I could not be anymore excited about my new painted curtains!

Inspiration:

I instantly loved these curtains when I saw them in the West Elm catalog.
However what I did not love was the price tag....


I'd need the 84" ones... and need 4 panels, putting a total price tag {even on sale} over $200

So I began searching like crazy for a stencil that I could use to make my own.
However, 99% of the stencils I came across that was this design was the reversed image of what I wanted.  I already had two sets of blue/grey curtains, and I wanted the main color to be that, and then the design to be white.  If you search for Moroccan trellis stencils you'll see a majority of them like this...

Where the part you paint are the large medallions.

I FINALLY came across the stencil I wanted 
{@ Cutting Edge Stencils shop on Etsy}
I was hesitant at first to purchase the stencil because of the cost, and I was initially convinced I could create something using my Cricut. 
I ended up deciding to just purchase the stencil, and glad I did because it's extremely high quality and am loving the results!

Tutorial to come... but for now, just drool over my BEAUTIFUL new curtains!

5 comments :

  1. Wonderfully done beautiful. Oops excuse me need to grab a Kleenex I just drooled.

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  2. Beautiful! I don't blog much but I always look forward to the DIY creations you make! You are so talented! I just wish I was even half as crafty!

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  3. This is amazing. I CANNOT wait to see your tutorial. I was in the same position about 2 months ago because I needed 6 panels. I wanted Pottery Barn curtains, but it was going to run me about $500-600. Ridiculous!!! Wish I would've seen this back then, but hey...maybe a little re-do action with what I ended up with from Bed Bath & Beyond! Great job :)

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  4. what type of paint did you use?

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  5. @Anonymous

    Wish I knew who you were to be sure you got this answer!
    But as mentioned here :http://pbjstories.blogspot.com/2011/05/diy-painted-curtains-tutorial.html
    I used acrylic white paint.. and a fabric medium, about a 50/50 ratio of the two.
    Hope this helps!

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