Hey, I don’t know about you, but I think curtains are a focal point of many rooms in our homes, especially if you were going for a minimalist look when you painted those rooms. For neutral painted walls, colorful curtains are the best way to bring life into the space. So, if you think your room looks drab or you’ve got very boring curtains and you’d like to switch things up, I’ve got the perfect DIY project for you.
Drumroll everybody. It’s painting your curtains. Yes, you read that right. You can paint your curtains if you want to. As you’ll read on in this article, I’ll discuss how to paint curtains using different mediums and the best curtains that make great canvases, among many other details. So keep reading!
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How to Paint your Curtains
Painting a Striped Curtain
Ever heard the saying that you can never go wrong with striped curtains? I have to agree because if you’re trying to transform the look and feel of interior spaces then bold stripes, candy stripes, pinstripes, etc are the go-to options. Horizontal stripes help make your rooms feel bigger while vertical stripes help rooms with wide, low windows and low ceilings appear higher. Looking for paint curtain idea? you can follow How to Dye curtains? Latest Curtain Painting Ideas
With all that being said, here’s how you could paint a horizontal or vertical bold striped curtain at home. For this project, you’ll need:
- Latex paint
- Affordable curtains
- Painter’s tape
- Foam roller
- Textile medium
- Drop cloth
A quick warning is that this project can get a little messy. Therefore, you’ll have to spread a drop cloth that is wider than the size of the curtain onto a flat surface. Once that’s been done, lay out your curtain over the drop cloth. It should be flat and without any crease. I’d recommend using blackout curtains if you prefer a thicker covering for your windows and sheer curtains if you prefer a thinner covering for them.
Using the painter’s tape, equally divide the curtain into several segments, either horizontally or vertically. Mix your latex paint with a textile medium to thin it down until it has an even consistency. Then make use of your foam roller to apply coats of paint on your stripes. Once you’re finished with this process, spread the curtain to dry. Once it’s dried, it’s time for you to hang them up.
When picking out colors for the latex paint, here are a couple of suggestions to note. You could go for a monochromatic look as they make a bold statement. Two-toned looks with contrasting colors create life and depth within your space.
Spray Painting Custom Designs
If you’re considering getting a little more creative with your designs, I’m talking about florals, anime, graffiti, and whatever else strikes your fancy, you could choose to make use of spray paints.
- Spray paint
- Drop cloth
Before you begin anything, I’ll advise that you get your curtains steamed or ironed if you haven’t already so they don’t have any wrinkles and ruin your paint job.
Then spread out your drop cloth on the desired surface and lay the curtains over it. Using as many spray paint colors as you’ve got, create a unique design and hang the curtains out to dry.
Sponge Painting Curtains.
Sponge painting is yet another DIY method of adding color to your curtains. To do this, you’ll need:
- Some plastic sheets
- A pair of rubber gloves
- An apron
- Canvas drop cloth
- Plastic containers
- Crafts paint
- A spray bottle
- Stir sticks
- White curtain panels
- Curtain panels
To begin, cover your desired surface with the drop cloth. Then layer the curtain panels above it. Tape the curtain panel to the drop cloth to keep it steady throughout the painting process.
Now, we move on to prepping the paint. Mix the paint with water in a container using a stir stick till the mixture is consistent. Then cut your sponges in half using your pair of scissors. Spritz the curtain lightly with water.
Soak your sponge in the paint mix and wring out the excess. Then you blot the paint on your curtain canvas in the pattern you desire. Repeat this process with as many paint mixes as you’ve got till you achieve your design. Then hang your curtain out to dry and you’re done.
Window coverings can be really expensive, with this project, however, you should be able to create the most glamorous budget-friendly curtains that suit your taste.
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