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.
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?).
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