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Seeing Stripes: DIY Curtains

  1. Jessica says:

    What a great idea! I love it!

  2. Michelle (Three Men and a Lady) says:

    Brilliant! I was just trying to figure out what to do with some ready-mades I got from IKEA. Great idea! I'm a lover of stripes!

  3. Tamstyles says:

    looks very cute…great job. i need to try it.

  4. bluehydrangea says:

    You have made my day!! I have been looking for brown and white awning striped fabric for curtains and can't find what I need. I cannot wait to try this. the real beauty is that is easy and inexpensive!! Many thanks!! you are brilliant!

  5. Monica the Bride says:

    That is SUPER brilliant! Great idea! I would have never thought of doing something like this. How many bottles of the paint stuff did you end up using for both panels?

  6. Lynett says:

    Great idea! I'm loving the yellow with the blue!

  7. MyLittleHappyPlace says:

    OMG! They look FAB-U-LOUS!! Thanks for the how-to tips!

  8. Amber says:

    I love this idea!! I had no idea you could do something like that!!

  9. High-Heeled Foot in the door says:

    Thanks everyone! Glad you like them. I used 5 bottles. They are available at Michaels and around $6 and you can use a 40% coupon on them!

  10. Liz says:

    LOVE the color combination, and your painted stripes are genius! I've been thinking about dying the curtains in my craft room, but I may have to take this route instead . . . looks awesome!

    ~ Liz

  11. JennyMac says:

    I am SOOOOOO impressed. These look absolutely perfect.

  12. vanessa says:

    Those are awesome! I am helping a friend with her nursery and I can't find a fat green stripe anywhere, looks like painting them might be the solution!

  13. Emily says:

    FABULOUS job! they look absolutely great and I love that the inspiration came from a skirt!

  14. Lauren says:

    hahah i LOVE it!!! genius!!!!!

  15. Jeannine says:

    Are you kidding me? I was skimming through my blog reader and had to back up. Those curtains look fabulous!

    I saw black and white stripped curtains a while back (possibly in Domino?) and when Jenny made similar ones, I started hunting for fabric, but didn't find the width I wanted for the stripes. I think I'm going to try this! Thank you, thank you!

  16. Flavia @ Estilo Home says:

    I love this! The curtains look great in the room. I've been wanting to get new curtains for my bedroom but now I'm considering the DIY route. Thanks!

  17. maryjayne says:

    Genius!!! I instantly fell in love the second I saw Jenny's horizontal striped drapes and have been on the hunt for a similar fabric ever since. When all else fails, do it yourself!!!! I love the way the yellow pops with the blue, it looks great!

  18. Jami says:

    Yes! Yes! Yes! Brilliant and want to try it myself RIGHT now!!! Thanks!

  19. LifestyleBohemia says:

    Your curtains turned out beautiful! Thanks for sharing this tutorial. I see striped curtains in my future 🙂

    Have a great day!

  20. Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle says:

    I didn't know there was such a thing as fabric spray paint. I love this idea and will be stealing it immediately.

  21. Brenda says:

    What a great idea. I need to try this with a stencil. Thanks.

  22. Sweet Nothings says:

    looks fantastic!!

  23. Jennifer says:

    delightful! great solution when you can't find the fabric of your dreams — just make it!

  24. Scientific Housewife says:

    Great ideas on decorating and doing something so nice on a budget. Much cheaper than buying them already decorated.

  25. ms. less is always more says:

    I love this! I was actually just thinking of painting some curtains! Thanks for the "how-to"!

  26. Blair says:

    Fabulous job!! I want a pair:)

  27. paula says:

    they look amazing! I love finding inspiration in unexpected places, kate spade is perfect.

  28. Babs Blog says:

    This is so perfect! I love how budget-conscious it is, and I love what a problem-solver you are! Now I'm looking around to see where I could put some striped curtains…
    Thanks so much for sharing!

  29. inthetweeds says:

    Oh I love how this turned out! What a great idea!!!!!! Definitely putting this in my future DIY folder. 🙂

  30. Kristen Sara says:

    OMG!! I didn't even know you could do something like this!! It turned out incredible! I love the colors together… so chic!

  31. Erin says:

    This is seriously so cool! Thanks for the step-by-step instruction too…very helpful! The final result is fabulous….so cheery! Yellow and turquoise is just the best!

  32. The Southern Lady says:

    Camila it's brilliant-not to mention gorgeous! Kate Spade always serves as a bold color inspiration.

    I especially love that you did something so creative on a budget. My kind of project!

  33. Lindsey @ Better After says:

    Love this. Trying to figure out exactly where in my house I could do it.

  34. Sarah - La Jeune Marie says:

    I love the yellow and turquoise combo! So pretty!

  35. Re:Fresh Design Studio says:

    ooh, they look great! I never would have thought that spray painting fabric would turn out that nice. Great job! Want to come do mine next?

  36. Yansy says:

    You're a genius! I love them, and now I must go make my own for our new place. I can't wait to share the pics with you.

  37. urbansardines says:

    Yay! I love yellow and turquoise! Beautiful curtains!

  38. C says:

    *clapping* I've been planning on painting some curtains for a while now.. just never got around to it. Great job!!

  39. Dagny @ Beautiful Living says:

    They look fabulous! I actually got similar curtains (only with vertical stripes) for baby no 2's room a few weeks ago. I'm HOPING to get them up tomorrow! Yay!!!

  40. Alicia B. Designs says:

    i've been obsessed with that skirt for months now. I'm SO incredibly impressed with your handywork making icky ikea into gorgeous preppy kate spade. Thanks!!

    ps-my word verification for this comment is "manish." WHY??

  41. Jenny says:

    I LOVE these, Camila!!! Great idea, great job!!!


  42. LindsB says:

    Seriously how do you get Jon to do all this stuff for you?? You better watch out or I'm going to get a group of bloggers together and come kidnap him- whoever comes with me will then share him and have him do stuff around our houses too 🙂

    LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE these curtains, the stripes are perfection!

  43. allbowerpower says:

    Love this idea girl!

    It is just as fabulous as you are 🙂

    XO – Katie

  44. MMW says:

    I've always loved that Kate Spade image. And it looks so FRESH on your curtains. Love it.

  45. Brooke says:

    Cam they look fab! Good job

  46. Love Where You Live says:

    Fabulous! I love how you looked to fashion trends to achieve such a fresh crisp look. Great tip! Love the look. cheers-s

  47. meohmyoh says:

    This is SERIOUSLY awesome. Seriously.

  48. says:

    I swear you are so amazing. Yellow stripes! How much do I love them?!

  49. carlee says:

    Looks AMAZING!!!

  50. Rita says:

    What a great idea. I have always loved the clean, crisp look of wide stripes…yellow and white are the best. Thanks for the 'how to' tips.

  51. sarah says:

    I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


  52. sarah says:

    I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


  53. PS~Erin says:

    Super transformation with the color change and bold curtains!

  54. Nikki Cogg says:

    Aqua blue and yellow is one of my very favorite color combo's! I also love it with a punch of hot pink. I just bought a shirt from Forever 21 that has horizontal yellow stripes just like that!

  55. Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality says:

    Camilla, saw this yesterday & thought I should come back & say, gorgeous! Great idea & what an impact those yellow stripes have. Love it!

  56. Arianna Belle says:

    This is brilliant! Awesome job!

  57. Pam @ bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful says:

    This looks fantastic! Thanks for being the guinea pig- I've been wondering about fabric spray paint!

  58. bluehydrangea says:

    Camila. O.K. I was so impressed by your curtains I tried it myself. i wasn't as successful as you were..check out my blog tomorrow!!

  59. Haven and Home says:

    Amazing, Amazing, Amazing!

  60. Courtney says:

    they look amazing!!! GO YOU AND JON!!

  61. Katherine @ Grass Stains says:

    I ABSOLUTELY LOVE that curtain treatment! You did a great job.

  62. says:

    Wow, I *love* this! They really pop. So, so pretty! I'll be linking.

  63. megitys says:

    I just saw this post on One Pretty Thing and had to check it out. I love it!! I always want to use bold colors, but never do. That panel idea is fab. Making note of this project for my house.

  64. Katie says:

    What a creative and clever idea!! Congrats on being featured One Pretty Thing

  65. Katie says:

    SO CLEVER! Is the curtain rod and clips also from Ikea?

  66. Jeannine @ Small and Chic says:

    I did a test run on some scrap last night and am attempting to do this today.

    The problem: I can't get the bullfrog tape to stay on the fabric. It keeps coming off. Can you pass along any advice? Maybe the material of your Ikea curtains worked better than the sailcloth I'm using?

  67.  Viv says:

    Such a clever idea!!

  68. ClassiclyAmber says:

    Ooo – you did a GREAT job with those curtains! I think it's a fab idea. =-D

  69. billiemonster says:

    Great job on the curtains! The yellow stripes look great with the blue. I'm loving it!

    ~ ~

  70. L.Duncan@Home23DuncanBoys says:

    Great idea! They turned out perfect! Now, where can I find this paint?!

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