Thursday, April 17, 2014

Yellow Chevron Curtains 3: Paint and Hang

Painting Chevron Curtains:

Ok we are almost done (if you want to do the whole project see these two previous posts first: post 1, post 2). I can't wait to get to some other projects (they are almost done, so finishing this series might give me the push I need to get some other stuff completed).

Now that you have the curtains taped, paining them is super easy. I mixed fabric medium (found at craft stores) with my own paint. I used some indoor paint left over from my dining room. I really love the color. Just followed the directions, I think it was a 1:3 ratio for paint to paint medium. In my experience, a little paint medium goes a long way. Don't worry to much about the amount of paint medium. Even if the curtains come out a bit stiff, it is not a problem.

I then just rolled the paint right onto the curtains being careful not to paint in the areas I had marked with green tape.

Here is one more shot of one painted curtain and one not.

I then took the tape off before the paint had dried, which makes it less likely the paint will chip. Let the curtains dry.

Hanging Chevron Curtains

To hang my new curtains I decided to use rings and clips. I found some simply ones at Lowes (they were also a good price). By hanging the curtains with clips, I could clip the blackout fabric right to the back of the painted curtains. This provided my nursery with a nice dark space for my little one to sleep. It also kept the regular fabric and the blackout fabric from being permanently attached. Blackout fabric needs to be dry cleaned, whereas my cotton chevron fabric does not.

I measured the fabric from the floor up and folded over the top to the desired length. 

I then tucked the blackout fabric inside the fold. 

Next, I measured across the width of the fabrics and clipped the fabric together with my clips.

I was not very exact about all this. As long as it was roughly the right width I was happy. When clipping the fabric just be sure you get all three layers of fabric in the clip.

Finally I hung the clips on the rings (which were already threaded to the pole) and hung the curtains. Done!

This was truly a project of love, but oh so worth it.

Please feel free to pin this to Pinterest. I'm having technical difficulties adding a pin widget, but will figure it out eventually.

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