Paint is one of our favorite ways to give something a brand new look. Designer curtains set you back a pretty penny, but so many of the designs that are popular right now are so easy to do yourself (either with some simple dropcloth curtains or with a basic pair of curtain panels). So we collected our favorite DIY painted curtain designs to get you started saving money while making your windows beautiful!
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DIY Painted Curtains
We’ll get to all the fun patterns you can paint on curtains, but first things first: choose your weapon, er, paint of choice. You can use latex paint like I did on Etta’s confetti polka dot drapes:
or turn craft paint into fabric paint with a textile medium (from Our Fifth House)
You can also use chalk paint (via Perfectly Imperfect)
or even spray paint! (Yes, Life on Mars really spray painted her curtains!)
You can also use paint pens like you can find at your local craft store (by The DIY Show Off)
Or you can dye your curtains, dip-dye style, like Vitamini Handmade:
or use the dye to freehand paint on the drapery panels, like shown here (have your Google translate ready :).
Obviously, each paint method has pros and cons and can make for a different look, so now let’s look over some different styles of painted curtains.