Painting Striped Curtains

Recently, I’ve been loving bold, horizontal striped curtains. Like these:

Nesting Place

I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect horizontal striped curtains for my living room, but haven’t been able to find them.  I even came across a shower curtain from West Elm that I wanted to try to turn into a window curtain:

West Elm

But, I knew it wasn’t the right length.

I’ve found a lot of tutorials online for making your own curtains, some that include a non-sew version since I don’t own a sewing machine, and don’t know how to sew.  But, I worry that I’d order fabric and have it sit in my house forever because I’d be intimidated by the project.

As a “for now” option, I bought plain white curtains from Target.  They’ve been up for a while, and I like them ok, but they seem pretty boring.  However, I came across these painted curtain options, and I think I’ve found a solution.

Reckless Glamour

She used regular old wall paint for her curtains, and they turned out really cute.  She admits that they are a little crunchy, but expects that it will soften up over time.

And here’s another one who also used wall paint:

Faith’s Place

These look a lot less crunchy, so I’m wondering what made the difference.  Either way, I think I’ll opt for fabric paint just to make things easier, and I’ve heard that it even comes in a spray-able form.

Have you ever painted curtains?  Any tips for me?

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