Sunday, April 3, 2011

Shower Curtain Fix-Up

I have been waiting months to get a new shower curtain.  Our old one was too dark.  But after all the searching I just could not find one I liked.  So I made my own.

I wanted a mostly white curtain with a touch of modern blue, and that is just what I got.

This is how I did it:

Gather Supplies:
Stencil brush
White shower curtain
Something to protect your table

Mix Paint Color:
I used several colors to get the blue I liked.  I once had a classmate in art school who suggested I make my own colors and not just use the bottle colors.  That was one of the best suggestions ever.  This color has just a touch more depth. 

Stencil Curtain:
Lay the stencil on the curtain.
Apply pain to the end of the brush.  Then pat off extra paint on a scrap piece of paper.

Pat paint over the stencil, make sure not to have too much paint on the brush or it will bleed.
Remove stencil and let dry.  The results are amazing. 

And, just because I love her, and she loves to be in my photos here is what was hiding behind my new curtain:
 Rhea snuck behind the curtain....
 ... and poked her head out at the end.  She is such a cutie.

Come back tomorrow for a giveaway!

Blog parties:
The DIY Show Off

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  1. This is such a great idea! I LOVE the custom look!

  2. came out great. I love these big damask designs.

  3. now this is my girl I love it it goes so well with the tiles!

  4. This looks so great! Good job! :-)

  5. Simply creative!! The curtain is perfect for your bathroom. Thank you for linking to my K.I.S.S. blog bash this past week. I so appreciate you taking the time to share your charming shower curtain. Tomorrow is another blog bash, please drop by & share more of your inspiring ideas! Happy to be a new follower. :)

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  6. I love your shower curtain!! I have some plain white drapes in my master bedroom that are screaming for a treatment like this. I have been thinking about it, and might just have to give it a try! Beautiful!

  7. That is really an epic shower curtain. I'm glad to say this, I am absolutely impressed by your creativity!

  8. Two- thumbs up for this one! The patterns make my day because they are so wonderful. Sometimes I would like to be artist when someone impress me with beautiful artworks.

  9. The patterns are very artistic, with such nice color combination. It makes your bathroom a regal look appearance.

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  11. I love your stenciled curtain! Such an affordable way to get a custom look! Thanks for linking!


  12. What type of paint, what type of fabric??

  13. Dear Anonymous, it was a regular fabric shower curtain and fabric paint. I'm sorry I did not make that clear in the post. Good luck.

  14. Is this waterproof? Will it bleed if it gets wet? Thanks!

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  16. Just so everyone knows.... I used a regular fabric shower curtain and fabric paint. The fabric paint is great because it is deigned to be used on fabric so it does not get stiff and can be washed in the washing machine. I have used this fabric paint in many projects in my house and it washes beautifully.


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