Pretty Painted Pattern Curtains

painted curtains

It was love at first sight when Sarah of Sarah M. Dorsey Designs laid eyes on Schumacher’s Zimba patterned fabric. However, at $100 a yard, Sarah was looking at close to $1000 to make multiple window panels. Ouch! Sarah instead recreated the pattern on her computer to make a template and then painted away on some IKEA curtains. Talk about some serious DIY savvy! And don’t Sarah’s curtains look amazing!?!

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Burlap Window Panels

diy burlap curtains

I know I am not alone in saying that I love burlap and it’s price. The fact that I can get it for a couple of dollars a yard with a coupon makes me wonder why stores like Ballard are charging around $200 for one burlap panel. Sheesh! Alicia from Thrifty and Chic shows that you don’t have to pay those outrageous prices, not when you can make your own burlap curtains for $12, and that’s for two panels!

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Stenciled Curtains

stenciled curtains

I am simply loving my new painted curtains and am not the only one who has had success with this money-saving option. Eleni from Fields of Basil wanted cheerful curtains with a splash of color and found them, but of course they came at a steep price. Instead, Eleni stenciled her own. I love the pattern she created!

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Painted Stripe Curtains

painted stripe curtains

As I recently shared on Infarrantly Creative, I am changing things up in my family room after about ten years of the same color scheme. My first big undertaking was painting striped curtains. Considering color, pattern, price, and length, I always have trouble finding just the right curtains, so painting my own was the perfect option. I absolutely love how they came out and cannot believe the difference they make!

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Pleated Sheet Curtains

anthro inspired pleated curtain

If you’ve seen the prices on some of Anthro’s ruffly panels, you know I am not exaggerating when I say they are crrrazy expensive. How about we just drop one of those zeros off the $200 price tag? Following this tutorial from Amanda at DIY Til We Die, you can make not one but TWO panels for under $20! What’s the secret you might be wondering… Amanda used $4 sheets from Wal-mart, which allowed her to get plenty of fabric to sew these beauties without the expense!

anthro inspired pleated curtain

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Horizontal Stripe Curtains

grey and white horizontal stripe curtain

To feed her stripe obsession Julia from Cuckoo 4 Design created her own chunky horizontal striped curtains using IKEA panels, acrylic paint, and fabric medium. Julia’s Crate & Barrel inspiration costs almost $100… for one panel! Julia says, “My painted version is so much cheaper and looks the same!” It really is amazing how Julia [...Read More]

Knife and Fork Curtains

Check out these fun and unique curtains made by Brooke from All Things Thrifty.  There’s not much that’s more appropriate for a dining or kitchen area than the utensils you chow down with! Of course, you know I love Brooke’s choice of drop cloth fabric for the curtains, and the stenciled knife and fork came [...Read More]

Damask Stenciled Curtains

The prices for designer curtains can be straight up highway robbery. Kathryn from Ugly Duckling was not about to spend hundreds on panels for a large window in her living room. Instead she demonstrates how easy it is to give plain panels that high dollar look using a stencil.  Stencils really open up a world [...Read More]