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Learn How to Paint on Fabric with these Stenciled Dining Room Curtains

In this article: Using simple supplies, these stenciled dining room curtains are a perfect project to learn how to paint on fabric.

I love fabric.  When I find myself with a few extra minutes to spare in town, I like to wander through the decorator fabric section at our local fabric store.  I’m always on the look-out for some marvellous, miraculous sale…  but, more often than not, if I just LOVE a fabric, it is usually a new style and very pricey.

I’ve searched for a few years now for fabric for curtains in our Dining Room.  I really wanted something with blue pattern.  These curtains from Miss Mustard Seed  have been my inspiration.

miss mustard seed's living room

I’ve found similar fabrics, but they usually run about $40.00 a meter.  Since I have 2 very large windows to cover, that’s quite a bit over my budget.

After lots of dreaming and scheming, I’m happy to report, I’ve finally found a solution!

Last year I picked up 4 cream colored tablecloths. They were generously sized and only $6.00 each.

Then, Royal Design Studios contacted me and graciously asked if I wanted to try a stencil for review.  I jumped at the opportunity and hopped over to their site to choose a stencil.  I had those tablecloths on my mind and wanted to choose something to turn them into curtains.   After much deliberation, I settled on Chez Sheik Moroccan.

Chez-Sheik-Large-Stencil_medium

Then…I’ve been terrified to start!!

I’ve studied tutorial after tutorial, but was tentative to dive in.…

But, yesterday was the day.  I just needed to get started. That was the hard part ~ the starting.  But, boy, am I glad I did!Smile

I just finished writing a big ol’ post on the whole process, but realized it was far too long.  So, for today, I’m just going to show you the finished product ~

close up of blue stenciled curtains hanging on a black rod in a dining room

I was a bit nervous about this project right up until the very end. Although I loved the color and the pattern, until I hung it on the rod and stood back, I didn’t know if I would just love them in the space…

long blue printed curtains hanging in an old farmhouse dining room with wood trim and antique wood furniture

Thankfully, I do.  I really, really do!

Black chandelier with white lampshades with a glimpse of blue stenciled curtains hanging in the background

They are just the start to the plans I have for this room…Winking smile

Many, many thanks to Royal Design Studio for providing the stencil for this project and helping me to be brave to try this new technique out!

I’ll be back tomorrow with all the “how tos”. {Updated:  Here is the “How I Stenciled My Curtains ~ with video ~  Post.}

Linking to:  Crafty,Scrappy,Happy, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

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19 Comments

  1. I would have been afraid too…but really $6.00 would have been worth it if they didn’t turn out. But they did and they look fabulous!

  2. I just spent most of my morning pondering window treatments. I have old cream cotton curtains…and maybe stenciling is the answer?! I’m excited to see your tutorial!

  3. Rita, you really achieved the look you were after. I love that blue.
    And what a great job you did of the stencilling. You must have been up
    all night!

  4. OH Rita, they are beautiful! My husband was even impressed! (so much so that he mentioned I might want to do stencil some curtains for our bedroom….) Have a wonderful day!

  5. Love to know how long it took you to do these? They look great! Good job. Looking forward to tutorial. We are your newest followers, please check us out, would love for you to join us.
    Jeannie

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