When you’re looking for just the right pattern at the right price, using a stencil or freehanding a design can give you the high-end look without costing your kids’ college fund. Of course you can buy a stencil, or you could create your own like Crazy Wonderful did:
Unskinny Boppy used a couple smaller stencils to add interest to a plain white shade.
Proverbs 31 Girl used a tone-on-tone stencil to dress up her drop cloth curtains.
This multi-colored scattered herringbone stencil looks great in Paisley Roots‘ daughter’s room!
And this bold single color pattern really stands out at Design Par Deux.
While this more muted color and classic pattern is still just as lovely (at PBJ Stories).
A large motif looks lovely on these curtains (via Better Homes and Gardens)
or you can use a vinyl stencil to really make your curtains talk! (haha) like Less Than Perfect Life of Bliss
Or you can skip the paint and use fabric markers and a hand-drawn template for a subtle pattern like Nifty Thrifty Momma:
Freehand Painted Curtains
And what about freestyle painting? You could go Jackson Pollock 😉 but here’s some inspiration to show you what else you could also do.
How About Orange painted up some simple drapes for the office.
Christine Dovey hand-painted these patterned curtains for her home (featured on Eclectically Vintage).
Use fabric dye to paint on curtains for a hand-sketched watercolor look (from Plumetis Magazine).
This pic is inspiration only(via Cup Half Full) but just think how easy this curvy trellis pattern could be to paint?
Or if you’re REALLY an artist… just sketch out an octopus. Easy-peasy… (via Casa Sugar)
So, now the problem is choosing just ONE style to paint your next set of curtains. (Should I mention that all 100 of these wall painting ideas would also work great on curtains? :D)
DIY PAINTED CURTAINS