Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Personalized Window Treatment {Tutorial}

I've been busy bringing Spring inside my house lately starting with the curtains. As I mentioned here, I was getting very tired of all the dark colors in my house. I love a bright house these days and because I'm not ready to paint my whole downstairs {yet}, I had to find a way to brighten things up. I made these curtains for my sliding door then add some artwork to fill in the gaps. Next, I tackled my kitchen window. We have dark kitchen cabinets {which I'd love to paint white} and had a dark window treatment. Here's the before.
I was happy to take down this window treatment and start over. So, I used some leftover painter's dropcloth that I used for the sliding door windows and got to work. Here's how...
 
The hardest part of this project was cutting out the letters which took only a few minutes. It's really quite simple and not nearly as intimidating as I had thought it would be. I'm ready to find more projects to do with freezer paper!! I've got a huge roll! The possibilities are endless.
I recommend these products for this project:
Reynold's Freezer Paper {I personally use this}
 
I'm sharing this with some of these parties. Stay tuned for more dropcloth tutorials!

6 comments:

  1. Amy- What a great idea. Okay...did you paint the backs of the letters on the shiny side and then iron that on? It turned out great! xo Diana

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  2. You have a very skilled hands, Amy! Where did you learn to do customized window treatments? The best part of DIY projects is that you have full control of the style and design. Keep it up!

    -Roxie Tenner @ WindowTreatmentsPhiladelphia

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    1. I taught myself to do custom treatments, but learned to sew in college.

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    1. I just drew those letters onto the freezer paper freehand. My printer wasn't working at the time. Sorry! If you can't find a font you like, check Pinterest for free fonts to download. You're sure to find something you'll like there.

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