Last week I posted all about the Dalmatian print trend in the home. I settled on dalmatian print curtains because they are less permanent than say, wallpaper, and can easily be changed. I was lucky enough to score blackout fabric at Jo-ann Fabric at both a discounted price plus a coupon! The fabric is pretty thick so I just painted the pattern directly onto the white side of the fabric. I love the transformation of my room so far…look out for more posts to come!
1. To get more out of the fabric paint, I diluted it with some water. Just pour some fabric paint into a disposable cup and add water. Be careful not to add too much water though or the paint will bleed on the fabric. Once you have diluted your paint, start painting! Create different sized dots for a more realistic dalmatian pattern, or stick to one size.
For the time being, I didn’t hem the edges of the drapes. I cut each piece to the same size, then folded over the top edge of each piece so the bottom of the drape would just hit the floor. I used curtain rings with clips from Ikea to hang the drapes.
(Please excuse my unmade bed!) The curtains are definitely the new focal point in my room! Plus the blackout fabric keeps my room nice and dark when they are completely closed which I also love!
In the midst of my bedroom redesign I’ve come across dalmatian print more than once. Though dalmatian print wallpaper appears to be the most popular, I don’t think I could commit to such a bold pattern on my wall for very long. I love the easily changed pillowcase or chair slipcover. To make a bold statement, without the permanence of wallpaper or paint, I thought dalmatian print curtains would makeÂ a great compromise! Stay tuned for the tutorial!!
Dia de los Muertos (And Halloween!) is right around the corner. Last year I made these colorful skulls using glue and glitter. This year, I thought I’d keep it simple (and lazy) by sticking to a black and white color scheme and utilizing a sharpie marker. My best friend, and event designer/florist had some leftover coxcomb and offered it to me for whatever DIY I could think up. Since coxcomb slightly resembles a brain, I thought it would be fun to turn my skull into a vase!
– Paper Mache Skulls (bought at Michaels)
– White Spray Paint
– Black Sharpie Marker
– Tea Light Holder
1. Spray paint your skulls white in a well ventilated area. Let them dry completely.
2. Look up Dia de Los Muertos skulls for design inspiration. Use the sharpie to start drawing out your design.
Draw a different design on the second skull.
They look great as is so you can always stop at this step. I wanted to test my vase theory though!
3. To make the skull into a vase, use a pair of scissors to make a small hole at the top of the skull. Twist the scissors to enlarge the hole. Then carefully cut off pieces of the skull until the hole is large enough for the small vase. Insert the vase and fill with water.
Add the coxcomb and you’re done! Happy Halloween!!
If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that I recently said good-bye to my childhood bedroom color. After this post, I decided I wanted a bright, white room. I’m a pretty extreme person because painting has led me to want to redo my entire room. I’m currently on the hunt for a cute desk, and would love to hang a couple shelves right above it. The gold shelf brackets add a touch of glamour to an otherwise functional piece, and would be a super simple DIY!
When I was in middle school, my parents let me pick out a new color for my bedroom. I went from a light pink to a really deep pink. I always loved pink and thought the darker color was much more grown up. I loved it, and still love it, though on darker or rainy days it sometimes makes my room feel like a cave. That’s why lately I’ve been admiring white bedrooms. They are much more crisp and bright. I especially love the idea of adding gold and blush accents!