Wednesday, February 8, 2012

how to stencil fabric drapes

I have seen lots of ladies stenciling or painting their fabric drapes and just had to try it for my self. In my master bath I put up some Muslin fabric drapes, they are cream in color but nothing special.
Until now....

What you will need:

Stencil-I used a stencil I had purchased from Joanns its about 12 inches tall and wide.
Small foam roller- for smooth surfaces like mouldings and cabinets.
Paint- Oatbran from Lowes/Vlaspar
Fabric drapes- washed and ironed

I layed the fabric down on my island in my kitchen and started at the top left corner. I used the edges of the stencil to place my pattern. it is not perfectly spaced but its good enough for me. This picture show the actual color of the drapes and the paint I used for the pattern.

I dipped my roller in paint then onto a paper towel to get any clumps or excess paint off. I wanted the stencil to be a little spotty to make it look vintage.

Sorry for the bad lighting this room is either dark or really bright..
Here is a close up of the drapes.. I need to make these drapes longer so they go all the way down to the top of the tub..
Thanks for visiting!
Lindsay

10 comments:

  1. I think you did a great job. The colors are very soft and you did just the wright amount of stencils. I love the shelf and the decorations you put on it.

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  2. Lindsay... these are way cute panels. I buy cheap curtains at IKEA and this is a great way to dress them up.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog tonight. I just took that baby dresser to the baby's room....oh, I want a baby girl room in my house. (not happening)
    My new header is not so "seasonal" now - just in case I don't want to switch it up. Thanks for for feedback...
    Holly

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  3. Beautiful stencil work! Love the paint color too! I wonder if the fabric is still washable after stencilling.

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    1. Hey thanks for stopping by my blog. and for your comment. I hope these drapes are washable. I am guessing yes but the paint probably won't hold up if i wash them all the time. I put them in my bathroom cuz I knew they would stay pretty clean for a long period of time.

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  4. How to search for the inspiration it only at you!!!
    You are remarkable!!! in the life I wouldn't hit such an idea, left brilliantly!!! I am greeting and to myself I am inviting!!!

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    1. You're too kind. Thanks for the kind words. And thanks for stopping by I am thankful for your support :)
      Lindsay

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    1. Thanks Cat, It was good to see you last night. I hope you have a happy healthy week :) Linds

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  6. I just love the things you make. I've been following you for over a year now. It's so delightful to see the things your come up with! Thanks for always sharing.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by my blog i love to hear that you've been following for a year! That's so exciting to me. I really appreciate your support.
      Lindsay

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