creative gold striped curtains

creative gold striped curtains

Creative gold striped curtains

It seems for awhile, the design world felt that simple roll up blinds were quite enough. But so what, if it’s also boring! So whether you use simple side panels to add some oomph to your blinds, or make curtains and drapes your main window coverings… add them. The color, pattern and interest they add to an area as large as your windows will be that thing. You know, the thing that changes your room from good, to aha? These DIY gold curtains are easy to make, save you money, and allow you to create a custom look. Make your own look with her striped curtain tutorial. Want something with a little more glam? Try the tutorial “creative gold striped curtains.” How amazing is this? And so less expensive then buying them!

creative gold striped curtains

Using a simple tape-masking technique, you can creative tons of different designs on basic curtain panels for a completely glam, gorgeously customized pair of curtains!

creative gold striped curtains
Start by finding an open floor space where you can lay out your curtain panel. Use paper towels (or scrap paper, etc.) to mask any areas you want to protect from the spray adhesive.

creative gold striped curtains
Time for the spray adhesive! Use a scrap of cardboard as a shield behind the top of the curtains to protect your tile. Follow the directions on the can for applying and allowing the adhesive to sit for a short period of time to get tacky.

creative gold striped curtains
Each sheet of metal leaf is attached to a square of tissue paper. You simply grab the tissue paper square, turn it over, and set it down on your adhesive. Using a cloth to buff the tissue paper will transfer the metal leaf safely and securely to the adhesive.

creative gold striped curtains
Here’s what everything looked like.

creative gold striped curtains
Allow your gold leaf design to sit for a while so the adhesive has time to dry before moving on to the spray sealer. Again, just follow the instructions on the can to seal the metal leafed areas. This protects the metal leaf from discoloration and tarnish over time. Just don’t spray it directly on the fabric, so keep your tape and paper towels in place while you apply it.

creative gold striped curtains
Finally peel off the tape…

creative gold striped curtains
After one more visit to the ironing board – careful not to iron over any of the metal leaf sections – the curtain panels were ready to hang!