I love when you are mindlessly wandering around the hardware store and you see something that triggers an idea that turns into an awesome project. Enter the Wood Shim Stamped Curtains.
Obviously I needed curtains in my bedroom (because they are just so pretty!) and the spaces on the sides of my bed are sort of huge and I need to be visually minimized a little.
Ikea is my go to curtain source. They have much longer lengths than most stores and their prices are fantastic.
When you are painting fabric you have a lot of different options depending on how you want the fabric to feel when you are finished. I have tried a lot of different things and here is my recipe for the best durability and most softness.
To start this project you will need your paint mixture, wood shims, and Bounty Paper Towels.
Make sure to mix your paint in something that is big enough to fit your shim.
Dip your shim and start stamping!
Make sure to wipe off the build up that you will get on the sides as you go (probably every 3 dips or so) to prevent splatters.
Let your curtains dry for 48 hours.
Set the paint with heat for 30 seconds, and while you are at it iron out all of the wrinkles.
For my curtain rod I used a 1” copper pipe that I cut (just like this) to the right size. I am still working on how to cap it.
Have a happy and safe 4th of July friends!