The Schumacher Zimba inspired draperies and Anthropologie inspired ottoman!!! AND we made it to the next round! The next theme is paint and you might know how much I LOVE paint, so I'm pretty excited! We have an AMAZING project planned and I can't wait to show you!
Today I thought I would share the tutorial for how I painted the draperies :)
It was love at first sight with Schumacher's Zimba print for me! But $100 a yard definitely adds up for multiple panels. For our living room/office, 4 panels would be about $900, which is definitely not in our budget! We created a similar look by purchasing Ikea's Lenda draperies and stenciling them.
Here's how we did it:
I created a PDF of the pattern to be printed on 8.5x11 paper. Print the sheets, line them up and tape together. I numbered each sheet on the upper left corner, but you may want to cover that up once you start laying out the pattern to avoid mixing them up with the stencil numbers. I'd recommend taping paper to a table and then taping the print out to the paper to avoid them slipping around. Download available HERE
After taping the guide to the table, we traced the shapes on clear plastic with a sharpie, then cut out with scissors.
We used 1 part fabric medium and 2 parts BM sleigh bells (a warm neutral light gray) Side note: grays are tricky to pick out! They favor one color very easily. The best way to pick out a gray to hold it next to other grays (this helps show the undertone) and compare that way.
Each panel took about 2.5 hours to stencil. Four drapery panels would of been about $900 in fabric, this cost about $50, definitely worth it in my opinion!
I hope you enjoyed! I'm off to work on our paint themed project! Wish me luck!