Sunday, January 24, 2010

Burlap Stenciled Curtains

My sister and I did a little switcharoo several weeks ago.  We were both tired of our living room furniture, so we decided to trade.  I am in love with my new look, and best of all...it was FREE!  The only issue was curtains.  My sister didn't have curtains, and I have a massive front window that needed a little privacy.  So, I decided to put my new sewing skills to good use.  Forgive the pictures, I took them at night (as you can tell by my sleepy dog who would not budge).


I purchased a stencil that I really liked and matched the paint colors to the blue and brown.  The burlap alone looked too bland, but the stencil gave it the needed punch.


The funniest part of this project, is that I made a slight boo boo purchasing 16 yards of burlap instead of 16 feet...it was one of those days!  Needless to say, I'll be doing a lot with burlap over the next year(s).

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67 comments:

  1. Those curtains look fabulous! It's amazing what details like that will do to a room--it looks so put together!

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  2. You did a beautiful job!
    :o) Trish

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  3. i'm sooo impressed! i've seen several posts about what to do with burlap. i'm sure you can search it.

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  4. those look fabulous. that's soooo funny about the burlap purchase. sounds like something i'd do! you can make so much with burlap, though. you'll use it all up. how fun to be able to switch furniture with your sister.

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  5. Looks really good. Lovethe blue color

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  6. I love the turquoise against the burlap. So very pretty!!

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  7. WOW!!! That looks so good! I love it! Thank for sharing

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  8. Those look fab.u.lous. I'll look for lots more burlap posts in the future :)

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  9. They look wonderful! You'd never know it wasn't how the fabric started!

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  10. Can you tell me where you found your stencil? I was actually at Hobby Lobby tonight, then went to Hancock Fabric and purchased 15 yards of burlap, instead of 15 feet - hah! Should've done this internet search prior to going out! Anyway, looking for that type of stencil. Thank yoU!

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  11. Hi Tyra. Sorry for your boo boo too. The good news is burlap is cheap! I purchased the stencil at Michael's (the one craft store you didn't go to). They had it in large and small. I plan to make some pillows for the couch using the smaller stencil. Good luck. Post a picture when you get a chance!

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  12. They turned out great. If that's your first try with burlap, you'll be able to find lots of great stuff to do with all your leftovers!

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  13. Your curtains turned out wonderful! Great job!

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  14. Luv the look you have going on here! Burlap makes great Chrismas tree skirts and stockings...just a idea for you:) Hope you have a FUN week!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  15. Love your new look, what a great idea!~
    Bristol

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  16. Lovely burlap curtains. Love the stenciling you did. It really gives it a high end customized look.

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  17. Thanks so much for the info! I'm heading out to hit Michaels right now! I just finished a 3500 square foot addition to my 1927 house and I have a ton of windows. I have BIG plans to use burlap on lots of the many, many windows. I thought I'd do some with fringe, some with pom-poms, some with monograms, etc. So, yes, the 15 yards will not go to waste.... This is the first time I've EVER really read, let alone, commented on a BLOG - wow! Your's led me all over the place last night and it was soooo fun! I will definitely post a photo when I get my project done. Thanks again. Tyra

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  18. I love this! I see burlap pillows in your near future!

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  19. Wow, I looooove them! I've been brainstorming ideas for new curtains for my family room, I'll be adding this look to my list! Thanks for linking up!

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  20. First of all, kiss your sister! The furniture looks great in your home. And your curtains pull it all together! Very very creative and fresh. Oh, I laughed when I heard your burlap dilema! You could reupholster everything in your house!
    I'll be looking for more burlap projects.
    Yvonne

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  21. I love your curtains! They look fabulous! Stop by and visit me sometime!
    http://songberries.blogspot.com

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  22. Wow, they look so fabulous!!! I love them! *inspired*

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  23. Love it!

    Come share your creation at my party: Thursday's Treasures later this week!
    http://treasuresfortots.blogspot.com/search/label/Thursday%27s%20Treasures

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  24. LOVE these! And good luck with the crazy extra yardage of burlap :)

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  25. Those turned out great! I love the stenciling you did too. It really makes them unique. You're dog looks happy with them too!

    Thanks for linking up!

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  26. I love these, and featured them on my blog today as some of my favorites!
    -Tiff

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  27. wow, i'm impressed. it sometimes so hard to find long enough curtains that arent extremely pricey so this is a great idea!

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  28. These curtains turned out fantastically! They look even better than some you could find at Ballard's. Truly!
    Hugs, Lana Austin

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  29. I have to admit, I'm not a real big fan of burlap, but I do like this. It looks great added to the curtains.

    Thanks for taking part in Talented Tuesday at My Frugal Family! Don't forget to come back next week!

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  30. I love stenciling. You did a great job on the burlap. Curtains look fantastic!

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  31. Your curtains turned out so so so cute! I love them!!! Great job!!!

    XOOX
    Jen

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  32. Trading furniture - now THAT is a wonderful idea!

    The curtains turned out really well. I have a new sewing machine but I haven't been brave enough to take it out of the box.

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  33. Those turned out perfect. I love the stenciling details on them. Great color choice as well. Love the blue/brown combo.

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  34. Great job - very creative. And trading with your sister??? too cool!

    Why don't you come on over to my blog and visit a while

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  35. These look fabulous!! So funny about 16 yards! that is so something I would do!!

    Love your new look!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  36. SO beautiful. I love th emoden feel these have with the color combinations. Great work!


    Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday!

    Leigh

    Tales from Bloggertiaville

    www.lbratina.blogspot.com

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  37. Very nicely done! They turned out great!

    Thanks for joining my party Get your craft on Thurs. I hope you join me next week. Mr. Linky disappeared for a while tonight I thought I lost all of my guest, but it finally came back. I will not be using Mr. Linky anymore!

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  38. You did a fab job on the curtains....looking forward to seeing what else you do with your 16 yds of burlap!!!

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  39. A great job on the curtains...great idea, too, switching furniture with your sis...:)

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  40. Great idea...excellent work!!

    My show n tell is all about Valentine stuff this week.

    HERE

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  41. Lol on the burlap but who hasn't done that?! =) Love the way your curtains came out. What a great idea and they really came out pretty!

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  42. Beautiful! I have done the same thing with fabric... but there is lots of stuff you can make with your berlap... maybe some matching pillows to start! : )

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  43. Burlap is so in right now. You will find great uses for it. Table runners, fringed on the ends come to mind. Lori

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  44. I love those colors together. It turned out great.

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  45. I love it! You just answered the question rattling around in my head about what can I do to remedy the shortness of my shower curtain in the guest bathroom. The colors would work perfectly with my new color scheme.

    Thank you!

    ~ Tracy

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  46. They turned out very pretty. It's always fun to see so much creativity.

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  47. Love the curtains! The stenciling does make a very nice detailed difference. I love the idea of swapping with your sister... that sounds like fun.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  48. Great new twist to burlap curtains. Cool. :)

    Thanks for linking up to SNS!
    FJ Donna

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  49. Thanks for the link! I love those curtains. I would probably have bought 16 ft when I needed 16 yds...I look forward to many more burlap projects!

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  50. They look great! I like the way you broke up the brown with the burlap and the added stencil.

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  51. good job on the curtains..when I stencil it seems to bleed...but yours look perfect. I like the fleur de lys on them...and the colors.

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  52. I love the new look! The stencils look absolutely perfect! I am totally laughing at the 16 yards thing. Ha ha ha!! I'm sure you'll come up with some amazing things to do with it!
    Thanks for the link!

    Andy
    Poppies at Play

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  53. I love, love, love the curtains! Did you just sew the burlap right onto pre-made curtains?

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  54. Love it--this will be on my featured favs tinight.

    FYI-I have a fun give-a-way starting tonight

    Cheri

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  55. Dawn...Yes. It was super easy!

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  56. OH MY! Seriously Cute!! I love it! I am going to feature this on my blog. I hope that is okay ;)

    funtocraft.blogspot.com

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  57. I love these!

    It is the perfect way to lengthen too short drapes and add some style, great job!

    Please, come back again to join the party!

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  58. they turned out great! I love the idea of trading furniture when you get tired of your old stuff. Your curtains turned out great!
    teri

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  59. Thank you for sharing your awesome project at Thursday’s Treasures last week! Come share your crafty projects in this week’s Thursday’s Treasures too!
    http://treasuresfortots.blogspot.com/2010/02/thursdays-treasures-week-8.html

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  60. Love those! Great Idea!! Love the fleur de lis

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