DIY Painted Curtains

I had a plain white pair of $10 IKEA curtains hanging in my dining room. Very boring, especially with all of the other white in the room. I decided to jazz them up with a little green and gold paint!


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I was going for an Ikat feel but my lines are too crisp for that. They are definitely imperfect and I love that. Not too bad for my first time painting on fabric. I used a sample pot of green that I got with a free coupon from Lowe’s and some gold Decoart craft paint from Jo-Ann’s .


DecoArt Metallic Paint

I just taped off a design. I wasn’t too perfect with it, I just wanted something easy and imperfect. Then I used a small paint brush to paint the fabric. I did add a fabric medium to the paint so that the curtains wouldn’t be too stiff. After 24 hours I heat set the paint so that the curtains would be fully washable.


Taping off painted curtainspainting curtains painted curtains 2

This is a super easy and cheap way to make boring curtains fabulous! Not bad for a buck fifty, since I already had the curtains, the green paint was free and I paid $1.50 for the gold paint :-) Decorating your home does NOT have to be expensive. Use what ya got! Anyone can pull this off! I can’t wait to try it again. The dining room is really coming along and I like the direction it’s headed in. It’s different than what I set out for but I like for a room to evolve slowly :-)

DIY Painted Curtains


Be sure to Pin this for later and follow me on Pinterest if you haven’t already! I’m so glad it’s FRIDAY! Woot Woot! What do you have planned for the weekend? I think we’re just doing yard work and hanging out at home. I have a few DIY’s up my sleeve too 😉

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DIY Painted Curtains — 83 Comments

  1. Creative idea! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams , starts on Fridays 😀 Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

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  3. OMGeee! So stealing this idea and doing it on my plain ole curtains. The ones I really wanted were sold out and I ended up with plain ones. I love how the brush strokes make a unique design too. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

  4. Love this, you brave thing! I will paint anything, so I must give this a try, it opens up a whole new world of possibilities! Thank you!

    • Thanks Jenna! I figured they were $10 for the pair and I’m headed to IKEA this weekend while in Ohio so it wasn’t too much of a risk. I’m glad I took it though 😉

  5. These look great, you did a great job. I’m stopping by from the blog hop. I’m going to pin this post for a later date. I hope your having a great day!

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  7. Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream’s City of Links on Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week :)

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  9. Hi Leigh Anne. Just wanted to let you know that you’ve been featured as one of my picks for Merry Monday Linky Party!Hope to see you link up more of your wonderful projects.

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    • Thanks for the feature! I’m so happy! Good luck with that guy though, my husband thought I was crazy for painting “perfectly good white curtains” LOL!

  11. Hey Girl! I just had to come say that I love these…I’m working on an Ikat canvas for my dining area right now and it’s so fun! I’m free handing so it’s a little crazy but I kinda love it…that’s my favorite pattern right now and is everywhere in the house

    • Hey yourself! Thanks, I’m glad you like them. I’m going to try again on a different pair of curtains soon. Imperfect is fun!

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  15. I have been looking at different ikat patterns to paint onto the curtains in our dining room and so it’s really nice to see how yours turned out. They look great! Now I’m feeling a little better about actually going through with it. Thanks for the confidence boost!

  16. I Love this idea but I’m really new to the DIY world and I don’t know how to heat set or what a fabric medium is. I was wondering if I could get a little more detail?

  17. I can’t find the right curtains for my living room anywhere–I’m thinking I need to paint some! Thanks for linking up at on display thursdays :-)

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