Sunday, November 24, 2013

New Curtains


I found (or Tif may have showed me) some directions on how to stencil your own curtain panels using super cheap ikea curtains. I was feeling too overwhelmed by shopping for fabric that already existed, so somehow making my own fabric seemed easier.

So I ordered the stencils from here. The stencil I picked was "parsley" though Ella calls them snowflakes. I used a picture of the rug to choose acrylic paint at the craft store, got some fabric medium to mix with it, had Nate set me up a little work space in the kitchen with his sawhorses and got to work.  Because I used so many colors and the panels were so big in comparison to the table, it took me a full month to make them, one week per color. Then it took us another week to hang them up because, you know, thats just the way life goes. But here they are all finished. I'm really happy with how they came out! I would definitely not hesitate to try it again.

If you want to borrow the stencil, you are more than welcome.

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