Stencils Give Plain Curtains A Cheery Boost
Good morning, my Cutting Edge Stencils friends. Transform your curtains from simple to chic in one afternoon using our stencils to dress up plain, ready-made panels. Stenciling DIY curtains is an easy and affordable way to create custom curtains and truly complete the look of your room. Let’s take a look at how one DIY blogger used a stencil pattern to enhance her plain white Ikea curtains.
We’d like to welcome back Erin, the home decor enthusiast and DIYer behind the blog Whaling City Cottage. Erin purchased a new home a little over a year ago. While it’s new to her, it’s an older home with outdated style. She has been working on giving her home a makeover with one DIY project at a time. On that list was her dining room. It was originally painted peach with a mural across the walls and green carpeting. Here is a shot of her dining room before.
The first thing she did was paint the space using Benjamin Moore’s Lookout Point.
It was clearly looking better with just a fresh coat of paint. Next on the project list was a new set of curtains. Erin fell in love with this print from Lauren Liess. The linen material contains a paisley pattern in antique beige and sells for $120 a yard. Yikes!
Rather than purchase the pricey fabric, Erin decided to make her own curtains. She spotted our Jaipur Paisley Allover Stencil ($44.95) which is very similar to the paisley pattern she loved.
With her stencil in hand, Erin picked up a set of Merete curtains ($29.99 per pair) from Ikea. If you are recreating this project at home, we suggest ironing your curtain panels prior to stenciling. Then place the plain curtain panels on a flat surface. It can be helpful to place a plastic tablecloth underneath the curtains to catch any paint bleed. Use blue painters tape to position the stencil on the panel and paint the design using a dense foam roller. Remember too much paint on your roller will cause the design to bleed. Roll off any extra paint onto a piece of paper towel.
Erin used acrylic craft paint from Michaels to custom mix a warm gray color. She snagged sturdy brass curtain rod off Craiglist for $10. Are you ready to see how they turned out?
Erin had this to say about her stenciled curtain project, “The stenciled curtains turned out so well!”
Erin’s stenciled curtains look gorgeous! More recently she has shared her plywood floor makeover on her blog. For less than $100 she was able to put up a custom set of curtains in her dining room.
Tell us, what do you think of the stenciled curtains in this dining room? Leave us your thoughts in the comments below!
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