I loved the modern and clean look of the grid pattern... especially the classic black and white. I've been keeping my eye open for the perfect way to introduce it into our home, but I could never quite find the right piece. As I tend to do, I decided that I would make something on my own that would really feature this pattern in a fun way. I knew curtains would be the perfect way to go!
- White Curtains
- Measuring Tape
- Meter Stick (or long straight object)
- Fabric Paint in black (or other preferred color)
- Angled Paint Brush
1. Begin by ironing the surface of your curtains so they are flat as possible. This is crucial for creating your grid design.
2. Decide how many rows and columns you want and create pencil guides accordingly using your measuring tape. I wanted my squares to be about 6"x6", so I created my rows and columns to work around this.
I used a meter stick to draw a nice straight line. You can choose to do this step freehand, but if you want a simple and modern look, I suggest using a straight object to make those nice clean lines. You can choose how big or small you would like to make your design. Keep in mind, the smaller the design, the busier it will be.
3. Once you have finished creating your guide, simply paint over the lines with the fabric paint. This step I did freehand, since the pencil guide was there to help direct my eye. If you don't have a steady hand, simply use your meter stick or straight object again to help assist you.
4. Follow fabric paint directions for drying times/cleaning guides. Once the paint has dried completely, simply hang and enjoy!
I love how this grid pattern has brought the perfect graphic element to our walls and overall space! It's not permanent, so I can easily remove the curtains if I grow tired of them or want to hang them in another room in the home. The black and white is a great neutral if you aren't sure what color to choose, but any color would be fun! I've been needing something to break up all the white in our living room and these curtains bring the perfect touch of texture and pattern - what do you think?!