I’m feeling a little “stuck” on how to finish the office so I’ve been sprucing up The Hallway to Nowhere instead, which included making new curtains for one of the closets. Here is a photo of how the hallway looked a few weeks ago, before I dragged home a vintage Lane trunk /bench and made new coat hooks.
I wanted a simple geometric pattern for the curtains and felt totally inspired when I came across this wall by Vintage Revivals. So fun and bold but simple!
First, I showed Jesse the picture from Vintage Revivals and asked him to cut a triangle shaped block for me. A few minutes later, he came back from the shop with a block that had a handle on it. A handle! Serious brownie points. Side note – I think an old drawer pull would work well as a handle, too.
After I had my amazing new stamp, I stapled a double layer of old tee shirt to one side, pulling it tightly around the corners. For the curtains, I bought a queen sized flat sheet from Target, cut it in half and hemmed the sides. Fourteen dollar custom length curtains? Yes please! Before I started stamping, I laid out the curtains on a large table and measured and marked straight, evenly spaced lines using a yardstick and pencil.
Remember the stamped pillow from a couple months back? I used the same paint mixed with fabric medium for this, spreading it out on a (super fancy) piece of cardboard wrapped in foil. After dipping the stamp in the paint, I used the back of a spoon to spread the paint around a bit which gave each stamp a fun random look.
The stamping process took about an hour for each curtain but I moved pretty slowly, carefully lining up the point of each triangle on the pencil line. I also didn’t want to drop the stamp and ruin the curtain like I did with my stamped pillow.