Stenciling Curtains is an Easy and Affordable Way to Embellish Your Windows!
Welcome back, my DIY makeover mavens! Cutting Edge Stencils hopes you’re having a T-riffic Tuesday. Does it seem like your master bedroom is always the last room in your home to get any attention. Sometimes it seems like we spend so much time fixing up the spaces that other people see, that we tend to put our own space last. Since the master bedroom can be your oasis away from it all, it’s about time you put the finishing touches on the space. We think window treatments truly complete the look of a room and stenciling curtains is an easy and affordable way to embellish your windows. Today we’re going to help you get the hang of stenciling them yourself. Let’s get started…
We’d like to introduce Jessica, the clever DIY blogger behind Decor Adventures. Recently, Jessica decided to give her master bedroom a makeover. She put together a list of projects to complete the transformation and first on this list was new curtains. She wanted a unique and custom curtain look that would add a little pizzazz to the room. Rather than purchase pricey designer curtains, Jessica decided to create them herself using our Tea House Trellis Allover Stencil and fabulous metallic gold paint.
Here is the scoop on how to stencil curtains (this project comes from Decor Adventures):
First you’re gonna need this stuff listed below:
curtain panels (white RITVA curtains from Ikea were used for this project)
A stencil (for this project the Tea House Trellis Allover Stencil was used)
- Stencil Brush <— We prefer the one in this link.
- Painter’s tape
- Small paint tray or plastic plate
- Paper towels
- plastic tablecloth
- Craft paint found at Michaels or JoAnns
1. Gather Materials: Start the stencil project by gathering all of the materials listed above. If it’s needed, iron the curtain panels to remove any wrinkles.
2. Secure The Stencil: Find a flat surface to complete your stencil process. Jessica used two large folding tables. First, she put down a plastic tablecloth on the tables and secured it with tape. Then she placed the curtain panel on top of the plastic tablecloth. Position the stencil design on the curtain panel. Then you can secure the stencil in place using painter’s tape.
3. Start Stenciling: Pour your craft paint onto a plate or paint tray. Then dip your stencil brush into the paint and blot off the excess paint onto your folded paper towel until the brush looks almost dry. It is key to use as little paint as possible when stenciling. Too much paint will cause the design to bleed and smudge. Next you will paint the design onto the curtain panel with the stencil brush. For this project, Jessica used a paint similar to Martha Stewart’s Multi-Surface Metallic Craft Paint.
4. Complete the Pattern: Allow the paint to dry a little and reposition the stencil so you can continue to paint the pattern on the entire curtain panel. Let the paint dry for about two hours before hanging the curtains.
Are you ready to see Jessica’s gorgeous curtains? Here they are hanging in her bedroom. She says, “I love how the pattern came out, the gold paint looks great against the white and the pattern is one of my favorites.” We think they look absolutely awesome!
Here is a close-up of the stencil work. Jessica points out, “using the paint brush made really sharp lines so I was glad.”
Oh, and be sure to check out Jessica’s blog. She’ll be spilling the beans on how to make a liner for her DIY curtains.
Tell us, what do you think of the idea of stenciling curtains? Leave us a comment below.
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Thanks for reading, and happy stenciling!
Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew