Our DIY Dining Room Curtains

Curtains are tough for me.   I had a hard time figuring out what I wanted in our dining room.  We had blah cream curtains hanging in there left over from the previous owner,  and they were too short, too wrinkled, and too everything.  I wanted some curtains that would go from the ceiling to the floor and be fun and interesting.  When my mom was here, we decided to used some of our down time while the cabinet paint dried to DIY some curtains.


We looked at fabrics but ended up buying two pre-made white panels at Target.  They were 95 inches long, just what the room needed.  We decided to buy a cute stencil at JoAnn’s and to spiff them up on our own.



 We selected three colors.  We used yellow as the dominate color and added bright green and a little black for more detail.



We spread the panels out on our living room floor and painted the yellow pattern on both first.  We liked this medallion because we didn’t want anything that looked country.



Then we added the green and then the black.  In all it took about two hours.  Not every single pattern came out exactly the same, but that is what makes stenciling so fun and so personal.


We love the way they look in the room.  They are the length we need, and they go well with a light we also reinvented.  We plan to hang plantation shades to match the rest of the windows in our house and to give us (and our neighbors) some privacy.




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  1. says

    They look great, love the stencil you chose! I would have never believed that I’d see stecils make a come back~but I;m loving them, just like the 80’s or I think that was when I used them before 🙂

  2. says

    Very neat and so lively I love this colour for dining and kitchen… love the idea of stenciling so cutely …It looks so perfect and what a cool and fresh feeling…I am new to your blog and come via BNOTP and so glad to find you, your newest follower too… And I am going to pin your this project on my pinterest board…
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