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  1. Julia, this is incredible! I still can’t believe how it turned out! Pinned!!! Definitely one of my favorite project and I’m may have to attempt it πŸ™‚

  2. I think I’ll be quoting you for the rest of my life…”Embrace imperfections!” Love it! It’s great to see an original DIY.

  3. Oh they are so beautiful. I would love to have some like them, but I don’t think I am brave enough to even try. I decided on white drapery panels (made from cheap white sheets and then cafe curtains in between and I have already found myself loving some colors…… like handkerchief styles in pretty colors. I am working on getting up my nerve. How many ounces of fabric medium did you need for the two panels?

  4. You did such an incredible job Julia! Loved how your curtains turned out and they look exactly like your inspirational piece. Like Jonathan designed them himself. ♡

  5. Congrats on the domino business!!! Totally deserved because of projects like this. My mind is blown. I would have a hot mess of squiggles and you have a product JA is going to start selling soon. High five! (no hugs)

  6. Well first off….a big fat congratulations on the Domino love!! Second, these are some sexy drapes! Amazing job!!

  7. Super pretty Julia!! I love your process – they turned out perfectly! Congrats on Domino, super exciting!! πŸ™‚

  8. It’s projects like these that landed you on that Domino list Julia! You 100% deserve that honor! I totally want to try this. Maybe paint some upholstery fabric and then upholster a chair? Who knows!

  9. I should try these, because I’m GREAT at embracing imperfection ;). Seriously, they’re just lovely–great job!

  10. COngrats on the feature!! That is so big!! yeay! And Domino! wao, I hope you are drinking champagne right now πŸ™‚ I love this DIY…so fun and beautiful. The end result is stunning. You are so creative!

  11. So pretty, I just love these! Can you tell me the names of the colours you used? I especially love the purple Pantone!

    1. Hi, the purple is the Pantone color of the year, Radiant Orchid and it’s the only one I can name. The others were from 2012 (yikes, that’s how much I hoard πŸ˜‰ and they were in the oops paint section that I frequent sometimes. The label only says custom sample. I feel really bad not being able to tell exactly what it is.
      But if someone would like to replicate the look you could just take a photo of my paint samples and pick some that look similar. if I get more requests from readers, I might just take my samples to Lowes and see if I can find similar swatches.

  12. Hi Julia, I just found your blog via Julie-“less-than-perfect life of bliss”. I love your house and you have so many great projects! I was looking at your kitchen posts because I want to use similar marble tile backsplash in my kitchen. I noticed you painted your cabinets with Insl-X Cabinet Coat. I am considering using this paint because I want to paint our cabinets and they currently have a beautiful factory finish in a color I hate πŸ™ I want a similar finish but in white. I have spent over a year researching white paints for my cabinets so I am a little nervous just to get “white”. I’m wondering if you could tell me if the white is bright or is it slightly warmed up? It seems perfect with your backsplash so I’m guessing it is not cream at all . . . . I would love any information you can give me about the color and possible the wear of this paint. Thank you so much. Ellie Witt [email protected]

  13. Wow! They look amazing and could totally be expensive designer’s curtains!! πŸ™‚

    Love, Midsommarflicka

  14. First, BIG Congrats, that is so cool, I couldn’t be happier for you!! I always love your original diys, these are gorgeous!!

  15. Just found your blog, and your posts are awesome! I just bought a house (literally like 4 days ago we closed) so I’m about to start all kinds of decorating. Those curtains are fabulous, I just might have to try and make them! :]

  16. wow! gorgeous! I love how you really translated your inspiration to a totally new medium. also, so glad I just found your blog!

  17. Unbelievable – you are genius. What an incredible job you did.

  18. Oh my gosh, I just love these! So pretty. What kind of fabric did you use? Will any type of fabric take the paint? Thanks!

    1. Thank you!
      I used Ikea Merete curtains. Only cotton type fabrics will take the paint. Synthetics won’t take to the paint the same way.

  19. Seems I lost my comment! πŸ™

    These curtains are amazing! I saw you on Apartment Therapy and had to come check it out! I’ll be adding these to the list for our next room diy (master bedroom) as they’d be perfect. I even have the paint samples already from our current project (girl nursery). Great work! Congrats on Domino!

    http://Www.lavieenfuchsia.com

  20. There are just no words to tell you how much I love these. I am blown away with the fact that you came up with this project and that you executed it flawlessly. They are simply gorgeous!!

  21. Those are fantastic!! I had seen the same JA box now Im wishing I had picked it up! I noticed in one of the pics the metallic copper side table/stool you had next to the curtains & I was wondering if it came that way or if you personalized it? Is it ceramic? I ask becasue It looks great & I have a similar stool Id like to do a similar metallic effect on…wanted to see if you had any tips you could share…

    1. Hi Marie, that stool was from Target and I painted it with copper spray paint. It pops up here and there in my posts because I love it.
      And thanks so much for your sweet comment.

  22. These are gorgeous! I have been on the hunt for curtains and something like these would be perfect! Thanks for the tutorial. It’s also exciting to see a fresh new DIY idea πŸ™‚

  23. I’m literally sitting here on the couch with my mouth wide open. These are so stunning. You’ve just opened my eyes to so many ideas. Pinning and DOING this!

    1. Awww thanks so much Amy! They were a spur of the moment project.

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