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.
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:
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