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DIY Painted Curtains

By Blissfully Ever After on Sep 27, 2012


If you have been following along in the past couple of weeks, you saw that I have been making a few changes {yet again} to my son’s room. One of those changes was to switch out curtains from his room to our dining room {I can’t wait for you to see that} and make DIY Painted Curtains using the drop cloth curtains from the dining room.

I will be posting a final reveal of his room in the next week and I am so so so excited to show you the results!

Here are the DIY painted curtains I made from drop cloths

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What do you think?

In case you are wanting to make your own, here is an easy tutorial on what to do....

Supplies Needed:

2 canvas drop cloths {I believe mine were 9 ft tall by 60” wide}
Blue painters tape
Latex paint in the color of your choice
Fabric Medium
Foam Roller {I used the 4” size}Long Trim Piece {or anything to help you make a straight line} 
Ruler
Pencil

What you do:

Step 1: Lay your drop cloth out flat on a solid surface. Although the canvas is thick, you may want to lay a plastic drop cloth underneath it to protect any paint from leaking through.

Tip: Since you are using canvas drop cloth and this is actually used as a “drop cloth” when painting walls, my Hubby said I didn’t need to use a plastic drop cloth underneath because the paint really should soak through. I followed his though and he was right….a little soaked through in a couple spots but it was minimal and something I could clean up with Basic H with no problems!

Step 2: Tape down the outer edges of your drop cloth and make sure it is pulled tight and there are no wrinkles or bumps in your material.

Step 3: Using your ruler measure out your stripes. I measured 12” from the top and then measure an 8” stripe and then measured 12” in between each stripe.

Step 4: Using a piece of trim or something long and sturdy enough to help you make straight lines across your drop cloth, draw the stripes.

Step 5: Once all stripes have been measured and drawn, use your blue painters tape to tape off your stripes.


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Step 6: Mix up a mixture of 3 parts latex paint to 1 part fabric medium in a paint tray and roll your paint mixture onto your drop cloth. I applied two coats of paint.

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Step 7: Before the paint dries, remove the painters tape to reveal crisp straight lines.

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Step 8: Step back and admire your work J

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I love the transformation!

Now on to more Fall decorating and preparing for little man’s 1st birthday party!

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!


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