How To Paint Your Curtains!

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As I mentioned yesterday, I love using paint, acrylic or spray, to provide a quick update or new look or to add some color on something I already own. There was a weekend recently when Sean was home for a full 12 hours before he left for another trip and that means project time for me. I was debated whether to do our dining room and living room curtains since they are on the same wall but the dining room had two curtain panels, the living room had four. I opted for the dining room curtains and I am glad I did.
I bought acrylic paint at Michaels in those tiny 69 cent bottles, why, because Michaels fails to carry the color grey in the larger bottles. Out of all the colors even glittery golds and sparkly silvers, they skip over grey. So I ended up going to two Michaels, buying out their entire grey line of non-glossy paint.

Also I bought a foam roller brush, a painting tray, a drop cloth and then blue taping tape. Then I laid out the curtain on the drop cloth, measured out the curtain and then figured out the length of each painted stripe and the spacing length. Then painstakingly painted over and over and over again!
Finally, one curtain was done and then I realized I had another to do. I let the curtains dry overnight then the next morning, peeled the blue tape away and voila, painted striped curtains!
Enjoy the photos!
The before










The after



34 comments:

meme-and-he said...

I love how these turned out! for some reason, this project makes me so nervous! but the results are great!

Kara said...

Yay!! You rocked it Meg! I'm totally a believer of painting anything and everything. My post up now actually shows that quite a bit! :)

Faith said...

omg, wow! i can't believe this. i never in a million years would have thought to paint curtains! it looks great!

Mree said...

That is a fantastic idea! You did a great job, they look fab!!!

Amanda said...

I love them! And I think it's so much better doing it that way rather than spending the money to get the fancy expensive ones from West Elm or Pottery Barn :)

Helene said...

this is awesome, these turned out so well!

Alexa said...

How cute Meg! Love the stripes!

LeahJo said...

the stripes are cute. nice project Meg!

Jessica said...

Love how they turned out. I bet chevron would love amazing too!

Krista said...

Great job! These turned out great and look so chic ;)

Ashley said...

I think I could manage painting curtains. I love the look of thick stripes. This seems much easier than learning to sew. (:

Justin + Liesl said...

Fabulous job! They look absolutely amazing! So creative.... a trait I envy!

xoxo
Liesl

woodsy-soiree.blogspot.com

Sarah and Stewart said...

Wow, what a fantastic idea, they look great!

Valerie Price said...

Such a great idea...I love the grey stripes!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Looks great. I attempted this a few months ago and the project ended up being a disaster! I accidently marked off my tape wrong on the 2nd panel so the stripes were different sizes on the curtain. Then while the paint was dryin my dog snuck in and ran over them so I had painted paw prints all over them! UGH!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Cute Meg! Very modern and a super cheap upgrade~

still being [molly] said...

you are so creative, meg!!! love it!

Lindsey said...

That is such a great idea, love it!

Kira said...

Fun idea! I never try painting anything.

Brooke Houston said...

at first I was like whaaat? paint your curtains, but oh my, they turned out great! I love them :)

Whitney said...

These turned out awesome!

Erica said...

Oh, I'm so excited for this DIY. Stripes really add more interest to the room.

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

They look great!

Maya {CharminglyStyled} said...

What a fun idea Meg! I would have never thought to do that - but you knocked ito ut of the park!

xx,
Maya

Amanda Raborn said...

You are my new best friend for this! Thanks, Meg!

Amanda
It's an Easy Life

Val said...

Absolutely Brilliant!

Shannon said...

I would never have thought of this! They look amazing! Great job.
http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

NaNa said...

wow cool DIY! looks like it has a nautical feel hehe =)

love from the NANA girls xoxo

Erika said...

Ohmigosh these look fantastic! And you made it look so easy. LOVE this DIY!! :)

SHAYNA said...

These look awesome!!! I have 3 curtains in my spare room that I want to paint, I just haven't had the guts! You might of just done the trick! Great job!!!

Rachel Ashely said...

Very cute idea! Great job!

Xo,
Rachel Ashley

http://fashionablyliving.com

Bev said...

lovin' the stripes you opted to go with!!! that blue shade looks great with the white, especially in the dining room!

Kasey Lynne said...

Good job Meg! Your curtains look great!

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