DIY: Stenciled Curtains

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?


  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!

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

  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.

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

  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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