Wednesday, April 3, 2013

DIY Nautical-Inspired Curtains


Hi y'all!  Though I'm recovering from surgery, I have begun the process of redoing the boys' room!  Yesterday, I shared some artwork with you.  Today, I am sharing my Nautical-inspired curtains.

My grandma in law who has been taking care of the kids and house while I recover from surgery recently went to town on my linen closet and organized it for me.  (Somewhere on the other side of town E is shaking her head, imagining the disaster that my linen closet was until Grandma got up in there!) Whatever, E, whatever. ::insert pancake emoticon here::

Anyways, upon cleaning out my closet (just heard Eminem in my head...anyone else?), she found a long lost set of Ikea plain linen curtains that I forgot existed!  I had purchased them for $4 over 5 years ago with plans to cut them up and use the fabric for anything and everything EXCEPT as curtains. When she pulled them out, I knew immediately that I would paint them with a red strip and some blue lettering.


Materials Needed:

- Plain white linen curtains (or you can make some out of drop cloth)
-So Soft DecoArt paint in Santa Red and Primary Blue
- 4 inch foam paint roller and a flat paint brush
-Paint tray
-Newspaper to place under the curtain to protect the surface you are painting on. (I point this out to be helpful, not because I forgot to do it, or something, then spent a lot of time trying to get the paint off my dinner table.  No, just because I'm nice.)

Method:
Protect your surface, then tape down fabric to avoid any movement, then using the roller, make a long red line across the curtain.  I free-handed the lettering but you can use a stencil if you feel the need to. Whatever you do, though, DON'T MISSPELL YOUR OWN CHILD'S NAME! Yes, I did that, too. I fixed it, but still. Sigh.  Today was just not my day!


Here they are up! I'm very excited to see some progress in that room.


Enjoy your day!

xoxo,
  :
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