Sunday, January 13, 2013

Stenciled Canvas Curtains & Giveaway...


Painting on Curtains

One of my main goals this year is to re-do every room in my house. It is time for new decor and since I am on a budget then most of it will be done by my own two little hands. I have been working on the home office and have hit the point that I was ready for some new curtains. So, off to Hobby Lobby and JoAnn Fabrics I went to buy some material to make some great ones to match the rooms decor.

Time to switch gears real fast. I came home to find an e-mail from Cutting Edge Stencils, asking if I would be interested in doing a review for them. Well, HECK YA! I get a stencil and get to craft and write about it. Now that is perfection. There are so many wonderful stencils and the one I choose was Entwined Allover

I very well couldn't stencil on the material I bought to make curtains so I had to come up with a new game plan. I am getting ready to turn a bedroom into a guest room so I will just make some curtains for that room. 


Now, I've never painted curtains before so I had to do a little research. Thanks to some wonderful fellow bloggers, I got some questions answered. Off to Lowe's for some painter's canvas.

My materials list: Painter's Canvas, Drop cloth, Foam rollers and Tray, Paint, and Stencil.


First thing I did was lay my canvas cloth on the floor and cut it in half straight up the middle 


I used Stitch Witchery to hem the cut edges of the canvas and to make the pocket for the curtain rod. I also ironed out all the wrinkles. I would suggest washing them first before you do anything to soften them up a bit. I am just too darn impatient and went to town. 


Now the fun begins! Whatever you do, MAKE SURE YOU LAY DOWN PLASTIC OR SOMETHING TO PROTECT THE SERVICE YOU ARE WORKING ON. The paint will bleed through.


Tape your stencil to your canvas using either painter's tape or masking tape.And, then get ready to roll your paint. Make sure you do not have a lot of paint on your foam rollers. You don't want to soak your cloth with paint. Go ahead ask me how I know? LOL


Just follow your pattern and move on down your curtains. I chose to paint the curtains black with an Apple Green trim. 


Not perfect but not bad for my first time. But, it is a much needed improvement to a window with no curtain on it.


So much better, don't you think?


I'm not keeping the purple decor because I decided to do the room in Apple Green and Navy Blue. But, sometimes you just have to decorate with what you have for now, and these vase are from my office when it was Apple Green and Purple. 


ARE YOU READY FOR THE BEST PART???

Cutting Edge Stencils is offering one of my lucky friends any stencil {up to a $50 value} from their amazing collection.  The hardest part is going to be picking out a stencil, there are so many wonderful designs.

It really is amazing how much of an impact a stencil can make and it is probably one of the cheapest ways to decorate your space!  And, not too mention all the wonderful things you can do with a stencil and paint. Don't just limit yourself to a wall. Stencil a pillow or throw rugs, table runner, or add a design to some furniture. Be creative!!!

I will tell you that it requires some time and patience, but I think that the results were definitely worth it. Here's a quick "How to Stencil" video to show you how easy it is!


So who wants to win a stencil????


                     

I am also guest posting over at The Taylor-House ...Make sure you stop on over and say, "Hi". Even stay awhile and check out Chrissy fantastic little place in blogland!!

"Good Luck"
and
Have a CRAZY BEAUTIFUL week!!



65 comments:

  1. I love this! I love painters canvas as curtains and never thought of stenciling them! Great idea! Thanks for linking up to Frugal Crafty Home

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  2. THey look great but they are exactly what I do not have the patience to do. Seriously. Stencils seem like a no brainer for me since I can't draw or paint freehand but repeatedly moving it andd getting it perfect on each row would just kill me.

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  3. Great job. I recently used a stencil and had a heck of a time. These curtains look really good. I wish I could figure out how to stencil. I am hosting my first link party and would love it if you would link up. http://ifitsnotbaroquedesignblog.blogspot.com/2013/01/my-first-ever-link-party.html

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  4. Ah! How adorable!! Thanks so much for linking up to our blog! Love meeting new blogger friends:)

    xoxo, Jordan.
    www.lilywhite-designs.com

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  5. This is awesome! Fingers crossed that I win! I am wanting to stencil my porch floor that my hubby and I are hoping to build this summer...:) I love your blog!

    Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane

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  6. They turned out really cute! I love that you are jazzing up each room in your house. I'm looking forward to the time when we own instead of rent so that I can do the same. And doing it yourself is the fun part, right? Good work!

    (I found you through the I <3 my Blog hop.) =)

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  7. BEAUTIFUL!! They look great~ I found you via Lets Get Social Sunday & I am a new follower. I hope you will do the same
    Nina

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  8. Denyse! Those turned out great! I also love the stencil pattern you chose. How fun to do a giveaway too. I'm already looking around at what I can stencil. LOL!

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  9. I did a stencil curtain in my daughters room and loved it. Your's turned out great! I'm also planning on stenciling my backsplash in my kitchen. Winning would be great!

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  10. Love the different color you used in the edge of the curtain panel. Turned out great! Tried to enter the give-a-way but I don't facebook or tweet. :( oh well.

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  11. Nicely done! I like the green pop of color.

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  12. What a fantastic idea. I need to make new curtains, also. It is time, it is time, it is time!! Now! Thanks to your inspiration!

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  13. stumbled on your blog via the blog hop at:
    http://www.whatjeanlikes.com/

    ooooh WOW!!! those turned out GREAT!!!
    Want to come and re-decorate my living room!? LoL

    New follower via email! :-)

    http://mscomposure.blogspot.com
    http://www.infinitelifefitness.com

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  14. Wow! I found you via I <3 my Blog hop and so glad I did. The before and after pics are amazing--I'm redoing the house my hubs owned befoe we go married and am always looking for new ideas!

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  15. You did a great job on the curtains, Denyse! Thank you for visiting Marty's Musings again. I appreciate you leaving comments. It makes my day!
    Marty

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  16. This is so cool! Those curtains look great!

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  17. These are great! I love the green trim especially! Would you consider sharing this at the Farmhouse Style Blog Hop? www.greeneggsandgoats.com

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  18. LOVE! Especially that fantastic green border...what a great idea.

    New follower!
    www.huckleberrylove.com

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  19. These look awesome and easy enough for me to do!
    JoAnn

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  20. Denyse, These are gorgeous, they turned out so nice. Thanks for linking these up at my link party.
    DeDe@DesignedDecor

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  21. Your curtains are absolutely stunning!! Love!

    Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

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  22. I really like your drapes...it looks like a fun project.

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  23. Love these! Great job! Here from the Pin Me party (and of course I already follow you anyway but I didn't get a chance to really look at these before now!) Claire :)

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  24. They turned out gorgeous! I love the two colors that you chose to use. Megan

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  25. How creative! They turned out AMAZING! Thanks for linking up to the Craft Yourself Crazy link party!

    Chloe
    http://rainbowsandhoneysuckle.blogspot.com/

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  26. I am so impressed! I can't believe you actually stenciled those yourself! They looks absolutely fabulous. You probably love them so much....!
    I would :)

    hugs x
    Crystelle
    http://www.crystelleboutique.com

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  27. Love the stencil! I've been thinking about painting some plain linen curtains or making a drop cloth curtain. Going to pin this as an idea to keep in mind. Thanks for the share!

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  28. These came out great!! TFS!! Stopping by from Bowdabra Saturday Showcase linky party and your newest follower. Here is what I shared this week: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.ca/2013/01/fun-fur-boa-scarf.html

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  29. Ok - this is awesome! I'm not a big curtain fan.... would rather just have open windows and blinds on the rooms that need privacy. But this might just change my mind. I'll be pinning this tutorial on my wonderful windows board for future make-overs. Thanks so much! Found you via a glimpse inside linky party.

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  30. Wow! Those are very impressive! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

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  31. Great project. I love cutting edge stencils.

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  32. This is such a great project. I've been wanting to try stenciling fabric and your curtain project seems like a great idea!

    Missy Inspired
    http://missyinspired.blogspot.com/

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  33. Thanks for linking this up to Frugal Crafty Home last week! I liked it so much I used it as my Featured Post this week.

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  34. Great Idea. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!



    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  35. Turned out great! I actually have some Roman Shades I need to paint/stencil! Thanks for sharing at The Crafty Cowgirl Funday Sunday!

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  36. your curtains turned out gorgeous - how cool to create your own pattern! Congratulations to the winner. I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  37. Hi,
    You have some great ideas and we would like for you to share with our readers too. We are hosting our first link party tomorrow and we would like to invite you to link up with us. We have a fun blog to co-host with us. Hope to see you there.

    Thanks!
    The Busy Bee's,
    Myrna and Joye.

    http://thebusybhive.blogspot.com/

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  38. They came out great. I'll be doing something similar soon. Hope I am as successful!!

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  39. Wow...these turned out great! We would love for you to share this at our Kitchen Fun and Crafty link party! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2013/01/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_24.html?m=1

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  40. Your curtains are beautiful! They turned out fabulous!! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. :)
    Have a wonderful weekend. :)

    Kathy

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  41. Beautiful!! I love the color combo :)

    xo-Tanya

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  42. what a pretty makeover. your curtains are cute! We are featuring this at the party today. We can't wait to see what you're sharing this week!

    Lelanie
    http://to-sew-with-love.com

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  43. It’s a new Linky Party to create more buzz for your blog and connect with others! If you haven’t joined Creative Crafts Thursday yet, please share your projects at www.creativecraftsthursday.blogspot.com each and every week and check out what other creative divas are up to.

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  44. Curtain Fabrics Great ! You are sharing awesome information about Curtain Fabrics. I like it.Represent curtains is awesome. I will share to more people. Thank you so much !

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  45. WOW!! You have a fabulous blog! Love your DIY ideas. I hope you stop by to link every week here- http://atozebracelebrations.com/2013/03/link-party-10.html
    Nancy

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  46. This turned out beautifully!! I hope you enjoy your feature on SITS today!

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  47. They look incredible, now I want to go stencil paint some curtains!

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  48. Your curtains turned out beautiful! Maybe someday when my kids are grown I will have the energy to do something like this. Thanks!

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  49. Those curtains look great! I think it would be fun to try a wall stencil. Maybe when we finally get around to painting our living room.

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  50. Love the curtains! Enjoy your SITS day!

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  51. Wow! Those came out really beautiful! You are very talented! New follower on Bloglovin'

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  52. Gorgeous stencil pattern! Love it!

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  53. These are soooo nice. I don't know that I have the patience for DIY projects, but you make it look easy. Visiting again from SITS.

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  54. Wow! Those look so awesome!

    Happy SITS day!

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  55. They look great! And I've been needed new curtains and haven't been able to find anything I like. Maybe I'll give this a looksee. Thanks for the idea.

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  56. What a great idea!

    I am also looking to redo every room and need budget friendly ideas. I'm looking forward to reading more of your posts.

    Happy SITS Day!

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  57. Happy SITS day! This is absolutely gorgeous and so is your blog page!

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  58. Oh yeah, I'm very little compared to you! Those are beautiful, hope you had a great SITS Day.

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  59. Hi Over from SITS.

    Wow these are lovely and actually more simple to do then I would of thought! I would never think of doing something like this but it's a great idea!

    Thanks for sharing and great post, easy to follow. Glad I found your blog thorugh SITS and your featured blogger day. I will be checking it out more. Now following :)

    Kate

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  60. These are adorable!! Great job! Hope you enjoyed your SITS Day!!

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  61. You've done it beautifully! It's gorgeous and I think I will try it. Making things myself that beautifies our home makes me proud :-)

    flame retardant curtain fabric

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