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Seeing Stripes: DIY Curtains

  1. Jessica

    September 10th, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    What a great idea! I love it!

  2. Michelle (Three Men and a Lady)

    September 10th, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    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

    September 10th, 2009 at 1:29 pm

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

  4. bluehydrangea

    September 10th, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    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

    September 10th, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    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

    September 10th, 2009 at 1:37 pm

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

  7. MyLittleHappyPlace

    September 10th, 2009 at 1:39 pm

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

  8. Amber

    September 10th, 2009 at 1:39 pm

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

  9. High-Heeled Foot in the door

    September 10th, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    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

    September 10th, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    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

    September 10th, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    I am SOOOOOO impressed. These look absolutely perfect.

  12. vanessa

    September 10th, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    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

    September 10th, 2009 at 2:10 pm

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

  14. Lauren

    September 10th, 2009 at 2:11 pm

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

  15. Jeannine

    September 10th, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    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

    September 10th, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    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

    September 10th, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    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

    September 10th, 2009 at 2:50 pm

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

  19. LifestyleBohemia

    September 10th, 2009 at 2:51 pm

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

    Have a great day!

  20. Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle

    September 10th, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    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

    September 10th, 2009 at 2:55 pm

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

  22. Sweet Nothings

    September 10th, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    looks fantastic!!

  23. Jennifer

    September 10th, 2009 at 3:09 pm

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

  24. Scientific Housewife

    September 10th, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    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

    September 10th, 2009 at 3:23 pm

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

  26. Blair

    September 10th, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    Fabulous job!! I want a pair:)

  27. paula

    September 10th, 2009 at 3:29 pm

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

  28. Babs Blog

    September 10th, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    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

    September 10th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

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

  30. Kristen Sara

    September 10th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    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

    September 10th, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    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

    September 10th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    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

    September 10th, 2009 at 4:52 pm

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

  34. Sarah - La Jeune Marie

    September 10th, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    I love the yellow and turquoise combo! So pretty!

  35. Re:Fresh Design Studio

    September 10th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    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

    September 10th, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    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

    September 10th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Yay! I love yellow and turquoise! Beautiful curtains!

  38. C

    September 10th, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    *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

    September 10th, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    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

    September 10th, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    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

    September 10th, 2009 at 6:31 pm

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


  42. LindsB

    September 10th, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    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

    September 10th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Love this idea girl!

    It is just as fabulous as you are 🙂

    XO – Katie

  44. MMW

    September 10th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

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

  45. Brooke

    September 10th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Cam they look fab! Good job

  46. Love Where You Live

    September 10th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    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

    September 11th, 2009 at 12:28 am

    This is SERIOUSLY awesome. Seriously.


    September 11th, 2009 at 1:04 am

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

  49. carlee

    September 11th, 2009 at 1:27 am

    Looks AMAZING!!!

  50. Rita

    September 11th, 2009 at 1:49 am

    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

    September 11th, 2009 at 6:22 am

    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

    September 11th, 2009 at 6:26 am

    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

    September 11th, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Super transformation with the color change and bold curtains!

  54. Nikki Cogg

    September 11th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    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

    September 11th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    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

    September 12th, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    This is brilliant! Awesome job!

  57. Pam @ bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful

    September 15th, 2009 at 12:11 am

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

  58. bluehydrangea

    September 15th, 2009 at 12:38 am

    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

    September 15th, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    Amazing, Amazing, Amazing!

  60. Courtney

    September 15th, 2009 at 3:27 pm

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

  61. Katherine @ Grass Stains

    September 15th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

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


    September 17th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

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

  63. megitys

    September 17th, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    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

    September 18th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

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

  65. Katie

    September 20th, 2009 at 2:25 am

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

  66. Jeannine @ Small and Chic

    September 20th, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    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

    December 21st, 2009 at 11:22 am

    Such a clever idea!!

  68. ClassiclyAmber

    January 12th, 2010 at 1:28 pm

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

  69. billiemonster

    September 15th, 2010 at 6:30 pm

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

    ~ ~

  70. L.Duncan@Home23DuncanBoys

    October 25th, 2010 at 2:37 pm

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

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