I have loved these Firenze Curtains from Ballard Designs for over a year now and thought they’d look great for fall in my breakfast nook. However, the price on these babies is ridiculously prohibitive. In the length I would need, two panels would set me back $438 smackaroos. Ahem….um….no thank you.
So I went to my plan B and decided I would make something similar to my inspiration. I purchased the Lenda Ikea curtains for $29.99 which included both panels and 118″ of fabric. Booyah!
Royal Design Studio is one of my sponsors and allowed me to review the Casablanca Trellis for this post. Although it’s not an exact match to the Firenze quatrefoil, I love the modern Moroccan feel to it.
Because I can’t seem to stencil without concocting my own paint color, I created a beautiful iridescent chocolate brown using the following “ingredients” pictured below. I mixed in fabric medium to my paint so that I’ll be able to wash these if needed.
Next, I taped my stencil in place using frog tape and applied the paint using a small foam roller. The hardest part about stenciling is being patient.
I am not known for my patience :). I didn’t wait for the paint to dry and only had one mishap. It’s probably wise to allow for dry time before repositioning your stencil when working on fabric. Remember that your fabric is not forgiving!
When finished I hung them in my breakfast nook and immediately missed my other curtains. Oh no! I really do love the way these turned out but they didn’t look quite right in the space I’d planned. So I marched upstairs and stuck them in my master bedroom.So modern and chic! I am going to finish the rest of my master before deciding, but for now I’m loving the change!
If you’ve never stenciled something, I highly recommend it. It’s a wonderfully affordable way to makeover a space on-the-cheap. And…I’ll be showing you yet another stenciling project soon! Yep, I’m addicted now.
Disclosure: Royal Design Studio provided the stencil free of cost for my review. I did not receive monetary compensation for this post and opinions are 100% mine. Royal Design Studio stencils rock!