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How to Add Drama to Your Boring Windows

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My husband and I have been living with plain white blinds in our master bedroom and were ready to add some drama to the windows.
We started with some cool plumbing pipe and fittings for the curtain rod. We used an aging process which involved toilet bowl cleaner, a blow torch, and beeswax along with a couple other ingredients.
To achieve a high end look on the curtains without the added cost, we bought white curtains from IKEA and painted navy stripes on them with flat latex paint.
The window treatment has added lots of character and drama to our otherwise boring window and has propelled us to complete the rest of our room!

To see more: http://www.thegoldensycamore.com/2013/05/diy-painted-stripe-curtains-and-distressed-pipe-curtain-rod.html

Got a question about this project?

  • FunkyJunk Interiors - Donna

    Gorgeous! The stripes are so striking!

  • Alexandra Arena
    Alexandra Arena Forest Hills, NY

    Such clean lines! Truly great tips!

  • The Golden Sycamore

    So sorry Gail! I didn't have the link up to my post with more details. It's posted now so you can see more of the project on my blog. To answer your question, though, you take the tape off while the paint is still wet. And you do the distressing

  • The Golden Sycamore

    Thank you @FunkyJunk Interiors - Donna, @Susan Jackson, @Jessica @ Petal + Ply and @Alexandra Arena! :)

  • Joyce Overbay
    Joyce Overbay Church Hill, TN

    You could have also bought a long pole (length you needed) and stained and purchased the ends done or undone for stain or paint when have been just as cheap as buying the other stuff to do it without. Just saying I have done that .ots of tines for

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