Since our neighbors cut down a big patch of the bamboo that protects our modesty, it was time for some new dining room curtains. We get a lot of sunlight through these windows, so I was looking for something sort of sheer. The Hancock Fabrics in Greenwood on 85th is going out of business and I was hoping to find some groovy light curtain fabric, but nothing I really fancied. (I am going to stop back in a couple of weeks to get some super bargains though..) I got this great book at the Goodwill today, Hand Made Modern by Todd Oldham.
In it was a neat printing idea for sheets and pillows. I adapted the idea for some curtains. I had around 3 yards of white muslin and some fabric paints that I had bought a couple of years ago and never used. The paints are Setacolor and set with an iron. You just dump out the paint onto a plastic plate and use a plastic cup to make circle designs.
I used green, brown and deep red fabric paint. It was so fun and easy. The hardest part of this project was trying to keep the kitty from jumping onto the table. She has a lot of creative input. I ended up using the reverse side of the print just because the print side was so bright and I had a few smudges that weren't very pretty. Finished off the edges and hung them this evening in time for bbq party tomorrow :)