Sunday, March 28, 2010

fabric painted curtains

well, i don't have finished photos of the master bedroom to show you just quite yet, but it really shouldn't be much longer now (honest!).  as this project was coming to a close, i knew the room overall was missing some pattern. 


(plain walls, plain curtains, plain duvet, plain shams = boring!)

so when i saw this project and these striking curtains, my heart skipped a beat.



it reminded me of jenny's curtain's that i drooled over.



all you need for this project is your plain jane curtains, fabric paint, paint tape, tape measurer, and a sponge brush. 



i decided to do 7" stripes after measuring my curtains and doing a little math.  i taped off my 7 inches and painted alternate colored stripes. 




i went with anita's all purpose craft paint from hobby lobby.  i actually ran out late saturday night and since hobby lobby is closed on sundays i'm out of luck on finishing this project today (i discovered this only after searching every other craft store in the kansas city metro area).

here is the (half-way) finished result ...



old curtains on the left ... transformed curtains on the right.  now, i think that throw pillow definitely has to be replaced (i have another fabric in mind that i think will be just perfect).



now imagine a long pillow covered in this rich ikat fabric ...


the fabric is more than i wanted to spend but i have searched high and low and nothing calls my name like this one.  it will be my splurge of the room.

don't you just love it when things start to come together?  i can hardly wait!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love those curtains- what a great way to customize a room.

taylor said...

good work lex! love it!!

Kerstin said...

Those are neat!!

tbirdmama said...

I love those curtains! The colors pop! Great job!

tbirdmama said...

I can hardly wait to see your pillow!

e said...

Where can we find that great ikat please?

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Lexanne said...

I purchased the fabric at Calico Corners in Kansas City:
http://www.calicocorners.com/product/designer+fabrics+for+the+home/shop+fabrics+by+color/brown/dasan+mocha-seamist.do

e said...

Thank you so much! I want for curtains but thats more than I can spend, a pillow it shall be. I am so glad I found your blog and you read my post. Best, E