Showing posts with label fabric painting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fabric painting. Show all posts

Monday, June 16, 2014

DIY Marble Paper Watercolor Curtain Tutorial

Today I want to finally share the tutorial for our new DIYed curtains that I showed you last Wednesday (click HERE to see)



Remember, they are inspired by this Jonathan Adler box which is currently on my little secretary desk.




A major plus was that I happened to have everything I needed for the project. I didn't need to buy a single thing. Hoarding pays off sometimes folks, I tell ya.

This is what I had on hand:
• Valspar paint samples in just the right colors
(most of them were $1 oops paint samples from 2012)
• fabric paint pens
• fabric medium
• Ikea Merete curtains



I used a little bit of paint and the equal amount of fabric medium and then watered everything down immensely. Yes, really really watered down as you can see in the little buckets.


Then I tried it all out on a piece of scrap fabric.



After that I taped a piece of plastic to the floor in the driveway and placed my prewashed (very important) panels on top.

Then I went to town by loosely painting in hints of colored veins as you can see in this little gif:


I know they are barely visible in the bright sun light. And it was windy that day too. That's why the tarp is moving like that.

And unfortunately I couldn't finish all the painting in my driveway because a thunderstorm ruined that for me. Bummer, but I think you get the idea, right?

I had to go inside and finish the rest on my dining room table. 

After I painted all the different colors in, I went over it with a black fabric pen and a tiny bit of red here and there. You can barely see the red in the photos.


Embrace imperfections! That's key for this project.


After that I heat set them by ironing them.



And here you can see them in our bedroom again:







For more photos of the bedroom click HERE!


And I'm still thinking about taking some photos of them in the dining room.

{update, you can see them in my dining room HERE}


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One more thing for today. While I was in Indianapolis last week, which you might have noticed if you are following me on Instagram, I received the great honor of begin included in domino magazines round up of The 17 Best DIY Blogs.
I have been a huge fan of domino for a long long time and I'm pinching myself that they included me in this incredible group of bloggers. Check out who else is on that list!!!!! Vintage Revivals, Young House Love, Centsational Girl…!!!!!!!! And lots of other amazing blogs!



I'm so so thrilled about this. I didn't have my computer with me in Indianapolis so I couldn't include it into my prescheduled posts and had to wait to share this with you until this week.


Tschüß

(Youleeya)



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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

My New Waterpaint Curtains

I finally have another DIY project to share with you my friends. I'm sure you were getting kind of sick of all the cat talk, right? Or not?

Anyways, I've had white curtains for the longest time in our bedroom and thought I'd switch it up a bit.


I've also been wanting to include some watercolors in our home somewhere. I actually wanted one of the oh-so-popular floral watercolor patterns somewhere but when I passed this Jonathan Adler box on my desk the other day, I changed my mind.


I thought about the possibility to paint a more simple watercolored version on fabric instead. 

Today I'm only sharing photos and next Monday {update: click HERE to see the tutorial) I will share the tutorial.














Jonathan Adler DIY painted curtains



I'm not sure about keeping them in my bedroom because they do look great in our dining room as well. 
Lets see. {update, you can see them in my dining room HERE}
But what I do know is that they are unique. I haven't seen curtains like that anywhere yet and they make me happy ;)

Oh and did you notice the mirrors, my Craigslist mirrors? No? Yes? I changed them from turquoise to black.

Come back next Monday {update: click HERE to see the tutorial) to see how I was able to achieve this look!

Tschüß

(Youleeya)



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