DIY Custom Window Treatments:: Painted and Stenciled Curtains

If you’re looking for high style window treatments, but your a bit short on cash, you can create your own amazing diy curtains and draperies with some inexpensive fabric or ready-made panels, a stencil or painters tape, paint, and a good dose of imagination.  I’m in the process of creating my own painted curtains for my hallway project and needed some inspiration, so I thought I’d share these awesome painted curtains and stenciled curtains with you also just in case you’re in need of some inexpensive window treatment inspiration also.
 


 


Painted stripe curtains from The Picky Apple

 


 


Painted stripe curtains from Reckless Glamour

 


 


Painted stripe curtains from Perfectly Imperfect

 


 


Ombre chevron painted curtains from Owen’s Olivia

 


 


Painted chevron curtains from Kristen F. Davis Designs

 


 


Freeform design painted curtains from How About Orange

 


 


Painted stripe curtains from Dear Lillie

 


 


Stenciled curtains from From Gardners 2 Bergers

 


 


Stenciled curtains from A Little Of This, A Little Of That

 


 


Stenciled curtains from All Things Thrifty

 


 


Stenciled curtains from Apartment Therapy

 


 


Stenciled curtains from Design Par Deux

 


 


Stenciled curtains from Home Stories A To Z

 


 


Stenciled curtains from Lollie Jane

 


 


Stenciled curtains from Lovely Nest Designs

 


 


Stenciled curtains from Our Fifth House

 


 


Stenciled curtains from Our Lovely Bungalow

 


 


Stenciled curtains from PB&J Stories

 


 


Stenciled curtains from Sawdust and Embryos

 


 


Stenciled curtains from The Thrifty Abode

 


 


Stenciled curtains from Too Much Time

 


 


Stenciled curtains from Twenty Something

 


 
So are you feeling inspired? Ready to pick up a roller and start painting some fabric? I am! I’ll have mine finished soon to show you!

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Comments

  1. says

    Thanks so much for including my curtains. I love all these ideas and may be using some as inspiration for my next curtain project! Love it! Thanks!

  2. Sherri says

    I wonder if this could be done with just a plain down comforter. I’ve been searching and searching for something for my 9 year old son’s room and everything I see is either too “little boyish” or wayyyy too expensive. I’m thinking maybe some circles in shades of navy, sage green and tan? Anybody got any ideas if this would work with a plain white machine washable down comforter?

    • says

      Hi Sherri. You probably could paint a comforter, but keep these things in mind. Will the paint leak through to either the feathers or the other side of the comforter? If the feathers get paint, I can imagine them drying together forming a hard mass between the comforter. Second, you will need to add a fabric medium to your paint, if you are not using fabric paint. This will let you wash the comforter without messing up your work.

      I say go for it. If never hurts to try. Yeah, you might be out a comforter, but in the end you can say you tried it. Maybe buy a thrift store blanket and try it on that first?

  3. says

    Thank you again for the feature! You’re great and honestly painted curtains are the WAY TO GO! You really get your moneys worth out of the time you put into making your own DIY curtains!

    Pamela
    PBJstories.com

  4. says

    Thanks for the shout out! I saw a bunch of traffic coming from your site and had to come check it out! I’m stoked my project was included in such a gorgeous group of painted curtains! Thanks!
    xo,Becca

  5. says

    Thanks for including my stenciled panels in this fab round-up! It’s amazing what you can do with paint! I still love my curtain panels – they’ve been up over a year now.

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