Friday, June 21, 2013

Painted Curtains - Part Deux

Happy Friday friends!!  Are you as ready for the weekend as I am??

I'll  be heading down to Orange County this weekend for my beautiful friend's bridal shower, but before I hop on my flight, I wanted to share with you an idea I had for painted curtains...  I'm not sure if you remember the chevron painted curtains I made and posted about here, but after seeing the below image on Pinterest (unfortunately no source folks) I had a brilliant idea for another take on painted curtains.

Something about these curtains spoke to me - I have no idea if the curtain panels in this bedroom involved a DIY, or if the fabric just has a print with a "painted on" look... but either way, that's not really the point!  I think that an abstract painted curtain would be a fabulous, simple DIY!

Curtains can get really pricey - especially if you are looking for a longer length - but using the simple, white Merete curtain panels from Ikea (only $25 for two 98" panels) would save you A LOT of money, and I think it would be really fun to tap into your inner Pollock.  Right?? If I were to attempt this, I'd be sure to measure things out beforehand to ensure that each swirly row was roughly the same width, and that they went down the panel in straight rows, but to replicate something like these curtains would require hardly any artistic capabilities!  Right up my alley!

Now that I'm really looking at this photo, those coral striped pillows actually look as though a paintbrush was taken to them as well!  I can't imagine they would feel very good to lean against, but if you were going for pure aesthetics, these would be another fun DIY to test out with a bit of paint!

If you wanted to try out the pillow version, Ikea also sells two-packs of plain white 20x20 Pillow Covers for $6 - that is a price you cannot beat - and if you mess it all up... it was just $6 down the drain.  I've spent more at Starbucks before!

If you need a little inspiration to get the creative juices flowing, check out the walls around Kelly Wearstler's staircase and entryway!  Phenomenal!

Jenny Komenda of the Little Green Notebook used a paint brush and mint green paint to overhaul the itty bitty powder bath in her Brooklyn apartment...

Or if the chain link swirls are too girly for you, take a more abstract route, and go to town - curtain panels with a large scale black and white abstract would be super edgy and bold, and would really compliment either very simple, or very feminine furnishings.  Best yet??  You wouldn't need (or probably want) a lot of art to compete!


  1. No lie I'm revealing my recent diy painted curtains this week actually! I went the more abstract art inspired route with mine as well. I chose the Ikea Landa curtain panels in the 118" length for $35! It was such a fun and easy project. I hope you'll stop by and check it out. I love all these inspiration pics. That staircase and Jenny's powder room are brilliant!
    Shavonda @ AHomeFullOfColor

    1. I absolutely love how your curtains turned out - great project!

  2. Those gray and white squiggly curtains are from West Elm...I have them