Behind the Big Green Door: DIY: Stenciled Curtains
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DIY: Stenciled Curtains

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Here's a little update that I have been working on lately. We have been working on the front and back patio, and I wanted to make the entry to the back deck look a little nicer.

I wanted some new curtains for my sliding doors. The cost was going to be a little much for two panels because of the height of my ceilings. So I went with stenciling the curtains that I already had.


Here is the before and after of the space. Before was the walls was golden and the plain curtains were boring


I stenciled the curtains and painted the walls a neutral color to brighten up the area. I also added a piano bench I found at the thrift store for $8.00. You can see in the before and after that some work is being done on the porch too. I will discuss that in a later post.


The curtains are from Ikea and were pretty inexpensive. I used about 3 sample sizes of Behr Muted White for the curtains and a stencil from Hobby Lobby. The total cost to update these curtains were about $20.00. I like the white against the khaki color. When the sun shines through them it looks a bit silvery.


Here's a close up of the pattern. It was quite a tedious process and literally took hours. I don't see myself doing this again for a while! I think the updated curtains and lightened walls really made the space much better and brighter. I love it!

I have stenciled a rug before, so if you need the how-to for this check out this post. It's a similar process.

What do you think?

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  1. You did a great job, love the updates. The curtains look great. Most thing that are tedious turn out great in the end and this was no exception. Great post!

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    1. Thank you Keoshia! I have to agree with you on tedious stuff turning out great.

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  2. I can imagine how much work went into painting the curtains, but you did it and they look great. It's such a nice pattern and it really brightened up your patio doors.

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    1. Girl, yes! Too much work.. but I do love them! Thanks!

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  3. I'm not sure if I have the patience for this but they look great! Such a good idea to get longer curtains in a style you like.

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