Tuesday, April 26, 2011

His/Hers Shower Curtain

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We recently did a "gut" remodel of the kid's bathroom. When it came time to decorate it, my son voted for a "blue bathroom" and my daughter wanted pink. I wanted a 'modern' graphic shower curtain to make the small space pop. This is what I came up with.

How To:

You will need: an old shower curtain or liner, fabric for the curtain, sewing machine, fabric paint, small paint brushes, freezer paper and an iron.

I used the old shower curtain as a template for the size and placement of the button holes. I bought 96" wide white muslin for the curtain. The curtain measures 72" x 72". I sewed all hems and then sewed button holes in the top to hang it with. For the his/hers decoration, I found the symbols online, re-sized them in Photoshop and printed them out. Then I traced them onto freezer paper and cut them out to make my stencil. I went through about 4 stencils, each with 2 of each symbol alternating and placed 3 inches apart.

To paint, first I ironed the freezer paper stencil (waxy side down) to the curtain. Then I painted the stencil and let it dry. Once dry, I removed the stencil and then repeated the whole process over again! 

Once the whole thing was finished and dry, I ironed it with spray starch and then sprayed it with a couple of coats of scotch guard. (My toilet is right next to my shower curtain and I have a 5 year-old little boy... no further explanation required!)

This project took a few days to complete but was well worth it! Don't forget to clean your iron when you are finished. Some of that paint will melt onto the iron and then onto your clothes!

{This tutorial is linked to here}


  1. What a cute idea! Love it!
    I would love it if you joined my linky party @ {nifty thrifty sunday}!

  2. Vanessa,
    Thanks so much for the compliment! And thanks for the invite!


  3. Thank you so much for stopping by and linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday}!
    I hope to see you again tomorrow!
    PS: I'm a new follower and can't wait to see your upcoming projects! :)

  4. this is so cool! how awesome is that.

    new follower!
    (I'd love to have you stop by!)

  5. Kathryn,

    Thanks so much! I will definitely check out your site!

  6. This is so fun! I love that it is unisex-ed :D thanks for linking up to "Amaze Me Monday".

  7. Hi, friend! I'm admiring all your creative projects here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? I hope to see you there at the party :)

  8. I love projects with the "his hers" symbols...{have you seen the one where people hang the wooden painted ones on the outside of their bathroom doors??}

    Your stenciling looks so professional. I could see this being sold at Urban Outfitters for $$$!

    If you have a moment today, please share this with my readers @Creative Juice Thursday Hope to see yours among all the amazing projects!

  9. Nicolette-
    Thanks so much for the compliment and invitation! Other than being time consuming, this was soooo easy! Thanks again, I just checked out your site (love it) and I just linked up!

  10. Kyndra-

    Loved that you stopped by and linked up! Thanks!