Polka Dot Drapes Tutorial

Today I am sharing with you all my last week’s  effort in getting these drapes finished for my condo living room. My living room has a mix of red and black furnitures and I was looking for drapes of nearly matching shades but I couldn’t find anything worth attractive. That made me decide to make one of my own. It was a hard work for few days but at the end it is totally unique and worth it.

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Polka Dot Drapes

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Things you require :

  1. White drapes, mine is from Simons and it was $29.99 pair.
  2. Red, Black Acrylic colour.
  3. Fabric medium to make the colour permanent and washable.
  4. 1/2 inch 2 brush for black and red colour.
  5. Any round utensil to draw the circle border.

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How to :

Find a place where you can lie drapes properly and don’t forget to keep some plastic sheet below the drape as colour seep through the drapes and it can destroy the floor or bed. Mix the colour paint and fabric medium in the ratio 2:1 properly. Now draw the circle outline with some round bowl at the required distance. Easiest technique is to first colour each black circle and then attempt red ones. Off course, you can swap the colour just as you require for your room. After filling the colour, let it dry for at least 12 hours before you hang them. Then after drying, hang them and let it get dry for another 24 hours at least. Last step, use iron press to fix the colour at least for 30 sec on each coloured circle.

IMG_3319This below pic shows my half work done when I hanged it to dry out and I realized I missed one red row of polka dots. I re-did it again.
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Here you go, your unique and personalized polka dot drapes are ready to be hanged. It involves a lot of patience and persistence but at the end it totally makes you feel great. Hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

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Start Out Strong with a Big, Beautiful Hat
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DIY Gold Interior Décor Pieces (Modern decor)

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