I used to be a safe color kinda girl. You know, lots of blacks, browns, dark colors. But then I grew up and decided to step out of the box, just a little bit and bring in some bold colors. So I picked a color that I really liked and painted my curtains to bring in more color. Below is a quick tutorial on how to make your own DIY Painted Curtains with Cabana Stripes.
Here’s a list of the materials that I needed:
- Paint tray
- Painter’s tape
- Drop Cloth
- Measuring tape / ruler
Gather up your materials so it will be a smoother, quicker process. Once you have them all, let’s get started!
I chose the white curtains from IKEA since I just happened to be there. Any white curtains will do. I also picked up my paint from Walmart in a color that I really liked. It doesn’t match my blues exactly but it is in the same family.
Lay down a drop cloth and tape it down tight. Then lay down the curtain on top and tape that down as well.
Next, we measure out the stripes we need. This is a little tedious but worth it when it’s all done. The curtains measured 98″ and I knew I wanted 5 turquoise stripes and 4 white stripes. So if you divide 98″ x 9 stripes, you get stripes of about 10.89″ tall. So I marked out the stripes using a measuring tape.
Note: Please use pants that do not bleed. I must have kneeled down on something and cut my knee. When I looked down at my curtain, there was blood stains. 🙁 Not cool. I had to use peroxide to remove it. Just a helpful tip.
I also marked out which stripe to not paint with some painter’s tape so I didn’t confuse myself. Then we start rolling on the paint.
After it’s all painted, let it dry thoroughly before lifting it up.
Oh and another TIP: there’s no need to soak it all in one shot. I kept adding paint so it was thoroughly covered. Well… my curtain didn’t dry quickly because there was a pool of paint underneath my curtain. Sigh.. it took hours for it to dry.
Finally it dried and I was able to hang it up. Please excuse my poor quality photos. I didn’t have my camera with me and I was so excited to get it up here.
Hope you enjoyed my little version of DIY Painted Curtains. I think I’m breaking out of the safe color box pretty well.
Thanks for stopping by! Cheers!