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Get the Hang For Stenciling Curtains

Cutting Edge Stencils Shares How to Stencil Curtains Using the Peacock Feather Pattern!

Welcome back, my DIY makeover mavens!  Just as you think you’re done with your living room makeover, you take that final look around and realize there is something missing.  Those gorgeous designer window treatments that you’ve been pining and lusting over!  We agree with you that window treatments truly complete the look of a room.  They can also be so difficult to choose and so costly to purchase.  Rather than get hung up on those designer price tags, Cutting Edge Stencils has the perfect stencil idea to help you complete your living room with the designer look you desire.  Stencil patterns are an easy and affordable way to embellish your windows.  We’re going to help you get the hang of stenciling them yourself.  Let’s get started…

Cutting Edge Stencils shares how to stencil DIY curtains using the Peacock Feather pattern. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/peacock-feather-wall-stencil-pattern.html

We’d like to welcome Marie, the fashionista and DIY blogger behind Cult Nails.  Maria has been on a quest to transform her home with one DIY project at a time.  Since she’s in military housing and most likely moving in the next couple of months, she’s put her efforts into creating gorgeous home decor accessories that can travel with her in the future.  Curtains were on the list but finding the right curtains proved to be a challenge.  Maria put her DIY cap on and decided to stencil a set of curtains.

Here is the scoop on how to stencil curtains (this project comes from Cult Nails):

Cutting Edge Stencils shares how to stencil DIY curtains using the Peacock Feather pattern. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/peacock-feather-wall-stencil-pattern.htm

First you’re gonna need this stuff listed below:

  • curtain panels (you can find inexpensive curtain panels at Ikea)
  • A stencil (for this project the Peacock Feather Allover Stencil was used)
  • Dense Foam Roller<— We prefer the one in this link.
  • Painter’s tape
  • Small paint tray or plastic plate
  • Paper towels
  • plastic tarp
  • Craft paint found at Michaels or JoAnns
  • Textile Medium like, Anita’s Textile Medium found at your local craft store

1. Gather Materials: Start the stencil project by gathering all of the materials listed above.  If it’s needed, iron the curtain panels to remove any wrinkles.

2. Secure The Stencil: Find a flat surface to complete your stencil process.  Maria used her garage floor.  First, she put down a plastic tarp on the floor and then she placed the curtain panel on the tarp.  Position the stencil design on the curtain panel. Then you can secure the stencil in place using painter’s tape.

DIY tutorial how to stencil the Peacock Feather pattern on curtains. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/peacock-feather-wall-stencil-pattern.html

3. Start Stenciling: Pour your craft paint onto a plate or paint tray.  Mix up the paint with the fabric medium (2 parts paint to 1 part medium).  Then dip your dense foam roller into the paint. Roll off the excess paint onto your folded paper towel until the roller looks almost dry.  The key to stenciling is using as little paint as possible.  Too much paint will cause the design to bleed and smudge.  Next you will paint the design onto the curtain panel with the roller.

Learn how to stencil DIY curtains using the Peacock Feather Allover pattern. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/peacock-feather-wall-stencil-pattern.html

4. Complete the Pattern:  Allow the paint to dry a little and reposition the stencil so you can continue to paint the pattern on the entire curtain panel. Let the paint dry for about two hours.

Are you ready to get your tail feathers in a rise over Maria’s gorgeous curtains?  Here they are hanging in her living room.  She says, “I am in love with how they came out.”  We are too!

Learn how to stencil DIY curtains using the Peacock Feather Allover pattern. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/peacock-feather-wall-stencil-pattern.html

Tell us, would you stencil a set of curtains to complete your room makeover? Leave us a comment below.

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Thanks for reading, and happy stenciling!
Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew

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  • Mindy

    I am about to take on the challenge to stencil some curtains since the ones I love cost so much. I just haven’t found the right white curtains yet. Thanks for the tutorial, it really made me less nervous and more willing to try!

  • CESteam

    Hi Mindy,
    We are so glad that this was able to help you! If you have any questions you are always welcome to contact our customer service! Have a lovely day :)

  • 224675

    Great idea and PERFECT for my kitchen window over the sink! I’ve got about a foot and a half of wall space on each side of the window and I’ve never found any kind of curtain to put there. Plus I’ve always thought traditional curtains would add a “thickness/bulkiness” to the kitchen so finally quit looking.

    But doing this, one of two ways: find a nice material that would hang “thin”, if you know what I mean,one that hangs straight down flat to the wall or painting directly on the wall, then the right stencil, it’s PERFECT!!

    “If” you were painting on the wall, a vine stencil would do well so it could “wrap” around a curtain rod and from a distance it would look normal, and up close, when their eyes got to the top, they would pauses, would just think they like them or not, then move and carry on.

    Then their eyes would look away but then they’d do a double take, thinking something was odd about the curtain rod, then figure out what it is, or ask the hostess and then it would be a topic of discussion. I LOVE IT!

    I’m anxious to try this! When I figure out what I’m going to do and if I’m going to do it on a set of curtains or the wall, I’m going to do it quickly, so no one comes over with it a “work in progress” and then I’ll have friends over. I have 4-5 friends that blog, a couple that have very popular blogs, and I’m not going to say a word about the window.

    But I will be keeping my eye especially one the blogger friends to see when they go over to look at it, for even if stenciled on curtains, it will capture their attention because of what they do, and then I’ll watch as they figure it out. Then the window will be a topic of conversation of every one there!

    Thank you for sharing the idea!!

  • CESteam

    Thank you for your comment!!

    We would love to see pictures of your stenciled curtains!!

    You can upload them here >> http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/contact.html#project

    Thanks in advance!!

  • JaneEllen

    I would so love to stencil drop cloths for my bedroom curtains. We have two windows 36″x63″ so think one bigger drop cloth would do it. Will have to see what sizes drop cloths come in, maybe 2 smaller ones. Ah the fun of shopping for them. I love the hourglass stencil, not too busy.

  • CESteam

    Hi JaneEllen,

    That sounds like a great idea. We hope you share your stencil projects with us!

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