I finally got around to painting my drop cloth drapes. It was a long process, but hopefully it was worth it. Here is what they looked like before:
And the after:
(you might notice the new lamp too!)
I plan on getting a longer curtain rod so the drapes aren't so scrunched at the top which will allow you to see more of the pattern.
Here is what you need for this project:
- 2 drop cloths ($9.98 from HD)
- Foam Brush
- Matte fabric paint in any color ($4.00 from Michaels)
- Tape (painters or masking)
Draw out on paper the measurements of your drapes. I originally planned to make about 7 stripes, but quickly realized that would have taken FOREVER so I decided on 4, 6 inch stripes.
Tape off your design.
Use your foam brush and paint to paint INSIDE your tape lines. The tape doesn't stick well at all to the drop cloth so instead of painting all the way to the tape, I did this.
I used my foam brush to make a "straight" line inside the tape and then painted inside.
After you paint your stripes, you'll be left with this...
I sewed the top of mine in order to hang it on my curtain rod..
FYI: The stripes look "full" in pictures and from far away. However, when the sun shines through you can see a few spots that didn't get quite as much paint as others. I recommend really slapping on the paint so you aren't left with little spots. If I work up the energy I might go back and repaint some of the more translucent areas.