How To Stencil Drop Cloth Curtains With The Kerry Damask Pattern
Good morning, my Cutting Edge Stencils friends! Did you know that you could turn plain drop cloth panels into designer curtains with stencils? It’s an easy DIY project that will have your windows looking stylish in no time. Today we’re going to help you get the hang of stenciling drop cloth curtains. Let’s get started…
We’d like to introduce Amy, a wedding photographer and creative mind behind the blog Photo Love Stories. Amy’s studio had a large window that was in desperate need of a curtain makeover. Pricey designer curtains were out of the question, so Amy put her DIY thinking cap on and decided to paint her own curtains. She purchased two inexpensive drop cloths from a local hardware store and then borrowed the Kerry Damask Stencil from a friend. Here is the scoop on how she turned drop cloths into curtains using a stencil:
First you’re gonna need this stuff listed below:
(2) drop cloth panels
A stencil (for this project the Kerry Damask Stencil was used)
- Dense Foam Roller <— 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. Amy simple drop cloths from Lowes. If it’s needed, iron the drop cloths to remove any wrinkles.
2. Secure The Stencil: Find a flat surface to complete your stencil project. Amy used her garage floor. Be sure to put down a plastic tablecloth and secure it with tape. If the paint bleeds through the drop cloth panel, the plastic tablecloth will catch it. Then place the drop cloth panel on top of the plastic tablecloth and 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 lightly coat your Dense Foam Roller with paint. Be sure to roll off excess paint onto a folded paper towel until the roller looks almost dry. It is important 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 roller.
For this project, Amy used a custom purple hue she had created at Home Depot.
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 how Amy’s drop cloth curtains turned out? Here they are hanging in her studio.
Amy had this to say about her stencil project, “Don’t you think this looks like expensive printed fabric? They added just what we needed- a little bit of color and print on our otherwise boring window!” We couldn’t agree more.
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Thanks for reading, and happy stenciling!
Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew
The curtains are great looking. I think the drop cloths should have been prewashed and dried though because of shrinkage.
Thank you for the tip! We don’t know exactly how she prepped the curtains but they did come out great! You can always also seal the paint by ironing the drop cloths, this sets the paint in nicely and with proper care your curtains will last for a long time :)
Sure have thought of stenciling drop cloths for curtains. Problem is deciding what pattern to stencil then finding big enuf space to lay out cloths to stencil them. Have dog and cat that love to be wherever we are when doing something. Maybe bathroom floor, keep door shut while stenciling til dry. Thinking this thru as I typed, lol. Still have problem of what pattern to stencil.
This post has me considering painting drop cloths for our bedroom more seriously.
Blogger did good job on her curtains, they look great, love color and design.
We are glad this post has inspired you! We know what its like when your pets are all in your business! Hopefully you can find a nice peaceful place where you can work alone! =]