November 18, 2012

Teal Chevron Curtains

The moment you have all been waiting patiently for...it's the BIG reveal. Unless you have forgotten about them which is possible! I am of course talking about the teal chevron curtains that I made!

If you want to refer back to when I started talking about my inspiration for making these, then go here! Like I said previously, I got the 2 Pier One drape panels at a yard sale for $2!!!! I figured I might as well try out something cool on them since I wouldn't take much of a loss if they turned out horribly.

I looked to Pinterest for inspiration on the design of the chevron stripe. I really love the narrower, less chunky stripe but laziness took over my ambition. I decided to do 4 thick stripes (2 light and 2 dark). I went on a search for the perfect shades of teal. I attempted to match it to my navy and teal blanket. (Side note: The guy mixing my paint looked at me like I had lost my mind when I told him I was going paint curtains). Once that was decided on, I started taping which takes a while... it was not very much fun but I kept telling myself I would get to that part.

After a few weeks of the taped curtains sitting in the floor (don't judge), I got the time to paint them and it went by pretty quickly. I was very eager to hang them and since they weren't big enough for the window I kept the shear white panel in between.

Enjoy:
The Outcome
The lines didn't come out perfectly clean, but I kinda like that they are a little messy. It gives them character. They are kind of stiff but most of the tutorials said that wall paint worked well so that is what I used. I have a good amount left over. What should I paint teal next??!! Any ideas?
I'm so happy I used 2 different shades of teal. I feel like it is my unique spin on the trendy chevron pattern. I was worried that painting on tan curtains rather than white would affect the color, but surprisingly they turned out pretty bright. The pictures don't quite capture the true color. 
(I love the black and white to show contrast!)

What do you think of them? Would you paint curtains? What other Pinterest crafts have you tried?

What you will need to create your own:
Curtains- (white works best, light tan or grey would be fine too) try THESE or THESE!
Paint- wall paint worked well for me; fabric paint might be a good alternative (I used 2 quarts since I had 2 colors; you could probably get away w/ 1 quart per 2 panels if you only use one color)
Drop cloth- you want to use a plastic one because the paint bleeds through
Roller- I used a skinny foam roller instead of a brush; it was pretty fast and smooth, no brush strokes
Painter's Tape- I used thicker tape so if I went over a little it didn't matter.

Have fun and happy DIYing!

Here is the project in Young House Love's book :) linking up to their Book Projects
#227 Paint Your Curtains was a success (which project to do next? hmmm)
 


XO Samantha Horseman
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25 comments:

  1. Samantha - I LOVE these curtains! You make it look so easy! I would have thought with the wall paint, they might not have hung as well, but they are beautiful!

    Mona

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    1. Mona- Thank you so much. I have messed with them quite a bit to get them to hang how I want. It is a pretty easy project if you can get past the taping ;)

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    2. Also, thanks for stopping by!

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  2. i love that you went so bold and fun, and for sure try it on those steal curtain panels. luckily, they turned out fab! you rock!

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  3. I think the curtains looks great, and the two shades of teal really add a lot to the look!

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    1. Thanks so much! I am glad I used the 2 shades. It feels more like a custom curtain. :) Thanks for stopping by Designer in Teal!

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  4. Love your curtains! Great job! :)
    I'm new to your blog, did you study interior design in school? Just curious, I did and it's always fun to find other ID ladies out there :)

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  5. This is so awesome!! Love it! I'm a new follower. Would love it if you would join my linky fiesta!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I will definitely stop by yours too! :)

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  6. These turned out fantastic, Samantha!! I love the bold bright color - such a great statement!

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    1. Thanks! Im glad I finally got around to posting them. They had already been hanging about a month :)

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  7. Beautiful! This is a exactly what I've been wanting to do. I just don't have the courage yet. haha. Maybe now I'll try :D

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    1. Thanks! You should definitely try it out. As long as your tape looks right it should turn out great! Good luck :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Wow! Great job! I love teal too :)

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    1. Thank you sooooo much Meggan! I'm glad you stopped by...especially since you love teal :D

      XO Samantha

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  9. I love chevron and I think these came out really cute! I'm a new follower :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Earrings Giveaway!

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  10. the curtains are really awesome and they have shown a great variety and uniqueness and specially the varient colors shown here are really appreciable.. i have some other suggestions for decorative pieces..
    Projection screen company
    Home Theatre decorations

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  11. These are beautiful! And so sassy! :)

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    1. Thank you! Off to check out your blog now :)

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  13. I am LOVIN these! The two shades of teal looks great!

    Thanks so much for linking up at Give Me The Goods Monday! Can't wait to see what you link up next week!

    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  14. These turned out so pretty! Thanks so much for linking up today!

    http://www.theblissfulbeeblog.com/2013/04/1-year-blogiversary-linky-party.html

    xo,
    amy@TheBlissfulBee

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  15. I love your curtains! What an Awesome job! I am loving all things chevron right now! Have a great day! Nicole

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  16. These are amazing! I've been looking for some curtains for my living room, painting them seems a great idea

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