DIY Striped Outdoor Curtains & $75 Home Depot Giveaway

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This post was brought to you in partnership with The Home Depot and ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape.

Hey Friends!

I have a fabulous giveaway for y’all today! But, before we get to that, I wanted to share with you how I made the outdoor curtains for our pergola. For this project, I had the wonderful opportunity to work with Scotch Blue Painter’s Tape  & The Home Depot. They currently have a Ready, Set, Paint event going on & there are lots of fabulous & talented DIY bloggers participating. In addition to the event, they are also hosting a Blog Hop which features all of the wonderful projects from the campaign.

DIY Outdoor Striped Curtains

I knew in the midst of building our pergola that I wanted to hang curtains from it. I had seen so many inspirng pergolas on Pinterest (most of which had curtains) and I just fell in love with the look! The curtains add so much to our outdoor space & really make it feel more like a room!

For this project, I headed to Walmart to pick up some bedsheets…..Yes, bedsheets!

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I’ve learned from my mom, that these bedsheets from Walmart are fabulous for so many projects. They are especially fabulous for curtains! Not only do you get a whole lot of fabric for a very small price, but the sheets are already hemmed!! BONUS!! To get the length that I needed I had to go with queen size sheets. The sheets were 96″ wide, so I decided that I could get two panels out of each sheet. I needed 8 curtain panels, so I purchased 4 queen size bedsheets. The sheets were just under $12.00 a piece.I cut the sheets in half & then enlisted the help of my mom to add a new hem. We folded the sheet on the cut side & ironed a very small crease in it to prep it for sewing.

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In addition to adding the new hem, my mom also sewed 5 button holes along the top of the sheet/curtain panel. The button holes would be used later to hang the curtains.

How To Paint Curtains

I could have hung up plain tan curtains, but I decided that might be a little boring! So, I decided to add some stripes! This is where Scotch Blue Painter’s Tape came to my rescue!

I taped off the bottom of the curtain (leaving the hem exposed) and used the hem as my guide.

How To Paint Curtains


How To Paint Curtains


Once I had my first strip of Scotch Blue Painter’s Tape down, I had to figure out how wide I wanted my first stripe to be. I decided to go 4″ wide for the first stripe. So, I took my measuring tape & an ink pen and measured from the top of the tape up four inches and made a tiny mark. I did this down the entire width of the curtain.

How To Paint Curtains


How To Paint Curtains


Once the second strip of Scotch Blue Painter’s Tape was down, I started prepping for the second stripe. I went up one inch from the top of the second tape strip & made another mark, this would be the gap between the two stripes. Then I went up two more inches from that mark, this would be the second stripe. Again, I made these marks down the entire width of the curtain to make a line/path for my Scotch Blue Painter’s Tape.

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Once I was finished taping everything off, this is what I was left with.


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I made sure that the Scotch Blue Painter’s Tape was pressed firmly into the fabric before I began painting. I went with chocolate brown & black paint colors for the stripes to coordinate with our outdoor throw pillows. I applied the paint to the fabric using a sponge brush.

How To Paint Curtains


How To Paint Curtains


You’ll want to make sure to put a piece of cardboard under the fabric just in case some paint decides to “bleed” through.


Once the paint was dry, I began peeling off my Scotch Blue Painter’s Tape

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Love that crisp, straight line!!

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Once your tape is off, it’s time to hang your curtain panel. I told you earlier in the post, that my mom sewed button holes along the top of the panel to make for easy hanging. We used the white mug hooks that I pick up at Walmart, screwed them into the pergola, & hung our curtains! Easy peasy!!

How To Paint Curtains
How To Paint Curtains


To tie back the curtain panels, I just used a wide black ribbon & thumb tacks.

I just love the way the curtains turned out! The black & brown striped detail on the bottom really adds so much! Thank you Scotch Blue Painter’s Tape!

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Stay tuned to the blog this Friday for a full reveal of our back deck!! (CLICK HERE)
I’m so excited to share this space with you!!


If you loved this project, you’ll want to be sure to check out all the other fabulous talent at the Ready, Set, Paint Blog Hop taking place at Centsational Girl’s blog!

Centsational Girl – Textured Panel Dresser Makeover
Thrifty and Chic Framed Stencil Wall
The Design Confidential DIY Concrete Color Block Painted Tables
Sand & Sisal Faux Etched Glass
The Girl Creative Summer Chalkboard
PB & J Stories Dipped Effect Outdoor Bench and Front Patio Makeover
In My Own Style How to Paint Outdoor Furniture
Making this Home Embellish with a Paint Border
Rustic Bench Gets Modern Moroccan-Inspired Makeover
DIY Game Table
Fun with Fireworks

Okay, now time for that giveaway I promised!!

The Home Depot want to hook up one lucky reader with a $75 gift card!! Woot woot!!

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  1. Heather B. says:

    LOVE your outdoor curtains!! I never thought of using bedsheets, but what a good idea! Love the painted stripes too!!

  2. Love these!

  3. Very nice addition. I just wish my lines would come out so clean when I paint on fabric.

  4. courtney says:

    I love your DIY curtains! what a great idea and it looks awesome! the black and brown really look great out there.

  5. I love the curtains too…. I am trying to fix our downstairs bathroom currently and that idea might work.

  6. I painted curtains the other day and ran out of painters tape. I tried to use regular tape. DO NOT DO IT!!! bled through like crazy 🙁 So very sad. Beautiful project.

  7. I had a lot of fun setting up this festive summer table

  8. Beverage station: so making this for our next party

  9. My husband wants to build this in our backyard:

  10. Danielle says:

    What a neat idea! Love these!

  11. It would definitely have to be: I want to build this for my child.
    BTW, lovely curtains!

  12. AnnaMarie says:

    This looks beautiful and so easy! I would just have to think of another way since button holes are out of my league lol thank you for the inspiration!

  13. I love love love your curtains!! We are currently working on our patio to make it look more welcoming and this would be the perfect touch! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Love these! I’ll be needing some curtains soon, so I’ll have to keep this in mind! 🙂

  15. I’m dying to try this out to accessorize my garden:

    Love your curtains…the color, the way you hung ’em …..the entire thing!

  16. My favorite project is this vertical shipping pallet garden

  17. Seriously love these! Very creative and pretty!

    Jen = )

  18. I love the curtains!! I’m thinking of outdoor curtains myself…thanks for the inspiration!

  19. Well since this summer has basically been alllll about our baby, my nursery makeover is probably my favorite summer DIY project this year 🙂

  20. Holy amazing! LOVE those Tonya, fabulous as always. 🙂

  21. Sara Floyd says:

    I love the curtains! This year we put in a pool so our DIY project will be cleaning up the dirt!

  22. I love how you used sheets for the curtains…I have seen them done in drop cloths, but love how the look of the sheets…great idea to paint the stripes!…Just beautiful!

  23. Shannon says:

    tie dye tablecloth!

  24. Lisa P. says:

    The curtains are fantastic!!

  25. I made fairy gardens with my granddaughter. They turned out so cute.

  26. It would be hard to pick my favorite summer DOY project. I guess I’d have to say my outdoor furniture we built with scraps. 🙂 Lisa~

  27. I love those curtains! And the sneak peek of the pergola. I’ve been following along on IG. Love it! For my fav summer DIY, I love this outdoor mudroom:

  28. I live in AZ so our Summer DIY projects are done INDOORS! Here’s what I’m thinking of tackling:

  29. I don’t do too many dyi, except for stuff like cooking. My favorite summer thing to make is jam.

  30. Shelley C says:

    What a beautiful space you have! Those curtains turned out great! I found I really need to look into making us some outdoor living space. Our summers are short, and we don’t entertain much, but when we do (as we did on the fourth) our space was truely lacking….what a disappointment. I’ve got ideas brewing and hope to see more of your outdoor space 🙂
    One DIY thing I did this year was make raised beds out of hubbies old tractor tires for some garden goodies. I’m limited physically and really missed my veggie garden…off to cut some swiss chard for my supper :)! I’d like to make those beds out of cedar in the next few years just to make it look pretty, but for now, it’s functional.

  31. concrete planters!!

  32. Love these Tonya! It adds so much! Can’t wait to see the big reveal! 🙂

  33. Michelle Wright says:

    Making my patio more of a relaxing spot to entertain.

  34. What a cute idea! I love it.

  35. Colleen Boudreau says:
  36. Jonathan Baker says:

    Getting my bathroom painted, finally!

  37. Love this idea! Painters tape is the best. I once stupidly bought generic painters tape… BAD IDEA!!

  38. Ashley Tucker says:
  39. ashley tuckett says:

    On this page I really like the bubble DIY project :)

  40. They’re completely insane, but I want to make these shorts:

  41. Marg Joyner says:

    Love the sheet curtains with the stripes, I am going to do this!

  42. Natalie R. says:

    So many things to create so little time… 🙂

  43. I have been wanting to do this all summer!

  44. Stephanie G says:

    This DIY project is really cute, They teach you to make flowers out of cupcake holders!

  45. Kellie Rose Wilson says:

    would love to build this chair for the backyard!

  46. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I woud love to make these for my dining room table

  47. My favorite DIY project for the summer was our new brick landscaping trim – so worth the hard work!!

  48. Thomas Murphy says:
  49. My favorite Summer DIY project is staining our decks. I love being outdoors. Thank-you for a great giveaway!

  50. Laura Jacobson says:

    I love your curtains! So nice! I also love the DIY Game Table! What a neat idea!

  51. Amy Orvin says:
  52. Mary Happymommy says:

    I love this DIY painted peacock chair–

  53. Celeste says:

    I think this would be so fun to do — especially in a covered patio area:

  54. Carolyn G says:
  55. MaryAnn says:
  56. Kellie D says:

    I use Walmart sheets all the time. I love them! I like the cup hook idea for hanging. Nice job!

  57. Krista W. says:

    Those curtains look so amazing and professional! Love them!

    I’ve been wanting to try this summer hanging birdbath:

  58. Courtnie says:
  59. kelly tillotson says:

    love this for bbq’s in the summer time!

  60. Hanging Succulent Garden out of recycle ID bottles

  61. meredith says:

    We are planning on making raised garden beds

  62. Vunda V says:
  63. Jessie C. says:

    My favorite-

  64. Lindsey C. says:

    I love the dresser makeover!

  65. Very cool idea!

  66. Lisa Brown says:
  67. Christine says:

    I cant wait to attempt this for our overhang!

  68. Michelle says:

    Great job! Looks great!

  69. Thanks for the chance and this project is a fabulous one!

  70. David Lotz says:

    That’s a great idea and looks great.

  71. that is a great idea- Im to give that a try!

  72. marjorie bartlett says:

    Awesome idea.

  73. I would love to build this shed in the backyard- and it could double as a campout!

  74. Your curtain project came out beautifully!

  75. Jennifer S. says:

    I love this project for a DIY Bird Bath. It’s easy and super cute!

  76. Such a cute project and easy too!

  77. rachel dipirro says:

    Super clever idea!

  78. Angela A says:

    How creative! Love the idea and look.

  79. looks wonderful.. I too use sheets alot in decorating!

  80. I’d love to do this coffee bar, just need to find the space!!

  81. I need to hang some window panels in our bedroom and have not been finding the striped panels that I want…now I know what to do!

  82. Breanna M says:

    Love the curtains!! The patio looks great!!

  83. Jessica says:

    Love what you did with that curtain! May have to make a diy shower curtain like that for the bathroom remodel I am about to attempt!

  84. There are so many things you can do with Wal-mart sheets. I always use them as tablecloths for parties!

    Cute idea for the curtains!

  85. Michelle M says:

    Would love to win to make some things for my new classroom!

  86. Julie W. says:

    Love the curtains!

  87. LOVE your outdoor curtains, Tonya!! so creative to make them from sheets – thinking of where I could use some sheets for curtains in my home 🙂

  88. Christine says:

    Hey Tonya, I am new to your blog and a fellow STL resident. I love your creativity! Your back deck reveal truly turned out great. What type of paint did you use on the curtains?

  89. I need to do this for curtains on my deck!

  90. Joyful Decoy says:

    These look great! What kind of paint did you use?


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