diy curtain restyle

So, the deal with curtains is that they are a)necessary and b)expensive.  I needed some new curtain panels for the bedroom because I wasn’t really feeling my plain yellow ones any more, but I didn’t want to just kick ’em to the curb — they were in excellent shape.  So I started scheming about a way to restyle them and not have to buy a whole new set.

A couple of weeks ago I was in Mood, looking at fabric for another project and this gorgeous damask upholstery caught my eye — it was off-white with a damask pattern silkscreened in a silvery-gray color.  I died for it, but it was about a zillion bucks a yard (okay, it was $30), so I left it.  But!  In brainstorming what to do about my curtain restyle, the fabric popped into my head and I decided to make my own version of it.

First things first.  The yellow curtain panels took a hot bath with some bleach and became off-white.

Then Mr. Lovely and I searched for a design that would be easy to cut out with an X-Acto knife, that we could use to create a pattern.  We found it, printed it on cardstock, and I (painstakingly and with extreme caution) cut it out.  I had a can of platinum spray paint laying around, for reasons we’re not quite sure of, so we used it to make a pattern on the panels.

It’s not exactly like the fabric at Mood, but I kinda like it!  It’s got a sort of “industrial glam” thing going on, and my most favorite thing about them is that they’re one-of-a-kind.

Also, in case you’re wondering, the color on the walls is Benjamin Moore Aegean Teal.  Somewhere between blue and blue-green and gray.  In a good way.

Happy Saturday, lovelies!  I’ll see you back here on Monday for more December goodness.  Don’t forget — the giveaway for sfgirbybay’s Keep Calm print ends on Monday, so enter while you still can!  And I’ve got another fun thing up my sleeve for next week, so get ready.  You’re gonna love it!  xoxo

4 thoughts on “diy curtain restyle”

  1. Thanks!! I’ve got a couple of sets of curtains that are not the right color for my rooms anymore. This is SUCH a great idea! I’ll have to try it!

  2. Thanks!! I’ve got a couple of sets of curtains that are not the right color for my rooms anymore. This is SUCH a great idea! I’ll have to try it!

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