Fail. Massive, Epic, FAIL!

Quite some time ago, I posted about spray painting upholstered furniture here.  I was inspired to try this with a HUGE hotel curtain in cotton velvet that my friend Roxane had given me.

I was excited to try this project.  Thrilled, even.  A way to turn an old hotel curtain into a stunning headboard and bedskirt.  A low cost method….

I started out by sewing the lengths for my box pleated bed skirt.  I cut a rough estimate of what I needed for the headboard with enough to pull to the back and staple.

That part, I did right.

Then, I took the fabric outside and spray painted it.  With 6 fricken cans of spray paint, allowing more than enough drying time in between (days, not hours).  When all was said and done, I (foolishly) thought that I’d toss it in the washer on gentle to freshen everything up.

Bad move.  Bad, bad move.

It freshened the paint right out of the curtain in spots, and faded it in others.

 Spray Paint – 1 // Liz – 0

I need a new plan.  Quickly.  And, I need it to be as close to free as I can get it.  I spent all my money on spray paint!  I would have done better just to actually purchase fabric I liked.  Sometimes DIY ISN’T the way to go.

I only have two weeks to get this under control.  I could, of course, give up on the idea of getting the room finished before Mom gets here…

Pigs could fly, too.

NOTE – This is not to say that spray painting upholstery isn’t a good idea.  Spray painting fabric and washing it is another thing entirely!

I’d really love to see your comments on the projects I do and the ideas I have.  I learn more from critiques than praise, but, honestly, I adore praise (and who doesn’t?).

Thanks for stopping by.


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