Today I’m sharing my DIY painted dropcloth curtains with you lovely people. I love the Swiss cross design trend (some people call it plus sign trend). I decided to make a DIY stencil and paint some imperfect Swiss crosses/plus signs on my boring dropcloth curtains. I love how they turned out!
(Sorry for the weird picture. These huge windows are hard for me to photograph)
I still had plenty of black paint (Valspar Paint + Primer color matched to Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black) left over from my gallon that I’ve used in the dining room, in the hallway makeover and on this Moroccan table. It just never runs out!!
Instead of buying a stencil I made my own. I used a file box top,a box cutter, a ruler and a pencil. Super professional here at the Houseologie headquarters 😉 It took less than 10 minutes to make, it’s so easy!
For the curtains I used two drop cloth curtains I had hanging on either side of this window in the first place. They were so boring but cheap. I used a 2 inch angled paint brush to paint the crosses. I laid the drop cloth across my dining room table with newspaper underneath, just in case the paint saturated through. For the most part it did not. I just made sure I didn’t have much paint on the brush and swiped it both ways a few times. I didn’t want the crosses to be saturated and full, or to go through the back of the curtain and they didn’t. Using less paint and not getting too perfect with it helped this happen.
I used ring clips from IKEA to hang them on the rod. They were a bit too long so I just folded the top over, towards the back until they were the right length. I think these curtains add a nice little pop of fun to this otherwise boring room. I’ve got a long way to go in my living room but I’m looking forward to making it a space I love!
Hope you’re having a good week so far. Have you painted curtains before? You can see my painting dining room curtains too. It’s a cheap and easy way to update curtains and a room.