You like my use of alliteration there, don't cha? Eh?
So I have been jonesing for some yellow curtains for my dining room. Here's my inspiration pic: see the tiny sliver of curtain over on the far left?
But alas, I couldn't find anything that came close to the picture in my head, and the nearest store that sells fabric in my area is really expensive ($25/yard... yikes!) Since it takes at least 2 yards of fabric per curtain panel and I didn't care to spend $100 on 1 window dressing, I decided to make my own yellow curtains.
The previous owners had left behind several plain white curtain panels. I took 2 of these, some yellow spray paint (Krylon's 'Bright Idea'), and painter's tape to create one of a kind curtains to meet my exact specifications. Here's how I did it:
I laid out a design on my curtain panels with my painter's tape. You can be exact with this and measure to make sure your lines are all straight, but I'm too lazy and too impatient for that, so I just eyeballed mine. (That's also why my lines are a
Then, my handy husband rigged up some rope and knots (his specialty: rope-ology) to hang them on so I could spray-paint them. It took 2 cans of spray-paint per panel to get them fully covered. Then, I simply removed the tape, and voila! Customized curtain panels in my perfect shade of sunny yellow!
Here's the cost breakdown:
2 curtain panels: Free (left behind by previous owner)
4 cans of spray paint: $15.84
Blue painter's tape: $2.97
GRAND TOTAL: $18.81
Saving $$ makes me happy :o)