As any fan of interior design knows, curtains are of the easiest ways to give a room a style facelift. However, curtains can by pricey and don’t always come in the exact color or pattern that you want. Rather than spend a lot of money on curtains that don’t even match your room décor, you can use stencils! Stencils from Royal Design Studio make decorating fun, affordable, and customizable. Stenciling your own DIY curtains would allow you to coordinate with your room with any color scheme and pattern you want. If you are looking for custom curtains at a DIY price, read on to see how you can!
- Raj Trellis Indian Stencil and Granada Border Stencil
- Royal Stencil Crèmes in Flat Black and Antique Gold
- Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan in Duck Egg and Old White
- Royal Stencil Brushes in 1/3”, 3/4”, and 1”
- 7’w x 4.5’h curtain set
- 14”w black burlap roll
- Sewing machine, black tread, paper towels, painter’s tape, scissors, and measuring tape
Step 1: Cut the bottom 10 inches off each curtain and put aside. You will be stenciling this section later.
Step 2: Center the Raj Trellis Indian Stencil at the top of one of curtains and secure it with painter’s tape. Stencil the pattern with Flat Black
Royal Stencil Crème using the 1” Royal Stencil Brush.
Step 3: Use the registration marks on the stencil to align the next pattern. Stencil the next pattern, and continue realigning the pattern and stenciling until you have stenciled the entire curtain. Let dry.
Step 4: Repeat Steps 2 and 3 with the second curtain. Let dry.
Step 5: Now it’s time to stencil those 10 inch sections that you previously cut. Center the Raj Trellis Indian Stencil, making sure that the pattern matches the bottom pattern of the larger curtain sections.
Step 6: Fold the bottom of both curtains and both 10 inch sections where the last full trellis repeat ends to create a hem on each.
Step 7: Cut 2 pieces from the burlap roll, making sure that these pieces are a few inches wider than the curtains.
Step 8: Center the Granada Border Stencil on cut burlap and stencil the flower elements using Old White Chalk Paint® and the 1” Royal Stencil Brush. Stencil the lines of
the pattern using Duck Egg Chalk Paint® and the 3/4” Royal Stencil Brush. Stencil the dot elements using Antique Gold Royal Stencil Crème and the 1/4” inch Royal Stencil Brush. Let dry.
Stencil Tip: Place a small piece of painter’s tape on the burlap where the border stencil’s registration marks would be normally be
painted. This will help you realign the stencil to the next repeat without leaving unwanted marks on the burlap.
Step 9: Make a 1 ½” inch fold on the top and bottom of the pieces of burlap. Use the sewing machine to attach the burlap pieces to the bottom of the two larger curtain pieces. Then attach the two 10 inch curtain sections to the bottom of the burlap pieces.
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