Have you ever have one of those days where things just
don't go the way you imagined they would???
I always have big plans that go quickly,
smoothly and work out beautifully.
Then reality sets in.
For those of you that don't know, I have 2 boys. I love my boys but when boys get older and sweat, they really smell. I mean they really can stink up a home. Well I went on a cleaning frenzy one day and decided to Febreeze everything that could absorb odor. Blindly I grabbed a bottle from under the kitchen sink and sprayed away. I held nothing back. Shortly after I had completed one of my boys rooms I began to notice that the spray didn't smell right. Nope, not right at all. I was holding the Clorox Clean-Up bottle. Yep, I was so engrossed in ridding the smelly boy smell that I didn't realize I grabbed the wrong bottle.
Fortunatley the only injured party in my frenzy was the red, Pottery Barn curtains that now were freckled with white spots. As nasuea set in I put on a brave face in front off the kids, so that they couldn't tease me to much. The curtains have remained spotted for a few months now.
This is not in just one spot. Each exposed ripple was peppered with bleach.
To top it off, I didn't realize how bad the sun had naturally bleached out the inside hem of the curtains.
When I saw Sarah's DIY Striped drapes at The Yellow Cape Cod
And Meredith's awesome painted striped shower curtain at Welcome to Heardmont
I knew that I could add white fabric to the curtains and stripe them up to help cover the bleach.
Next I would paint over the remaining red fabric and give it new life.
Sound good right?? WRONG!!
Everything went smoothly with the white fabric. I actually used blackout liner so that the red would not show through. The flaw in the plan was to use acrylic craft paint instead of fabric paint. I was to lazy to run to Michaels for the fabric paint and Joann's didn't have any. The paint easily rolled on with a foam roller. I used a sponge craft brush to cover the worse spots. I hung the first panel that night. It looked great!
Until the next morning....
Can you see the dark paint splotches?? Not good!
So what should I do? Do I get new solid red drapes or do I go with cheap white ones and add red stripes?
I kind of like the lighthouse look!
I am joining Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays!
I definatley think this is a WOW moment!
Also visit Sherry at No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party