I know how ridiculous this title sounds. A shower curtain is supposed to hang in your bathroom, and not remain on display in your living room! Weirdness aside, artwork is expensive, and we just sunk a lot of money into a home, so improvisation was needed!
I acquired the inspiration for this idea from all the fabric wall hangings that I found on Pinterest. Although using fabric was my first thought, finding one that wasn’t going to break the bank, and include a pattern that wasn’t overly repetitive was near impossible…..enter the shower curtain!
Shower curtains have come a long way since the days of boring solid colors and your occasional stripe pattern. These splash guards can even be custom designed with almost any image one can dream up! In my case, I stacked a bunch of coupons, went to my nearest department store, chose one with a color scheme that matched our decor, and called it a day.
This project was super easy and only took a night to complete! I was fortunate to be able to use a wall hanging that my parents were planning to give away as my canvas base; however you can easily create one using 1x4s and flat corner brackets or any other base that suites your desired size.
What You Will Need:
- Shower curtain (Make sure it’s a fabric curtain and not vinyl)
- Staple Gun
- Wood trim (optional)
1.) Iron the Shower Curtain: Most showers curtains that come out the the box are wrinkled. Ironing will create a smooth appearance.
2.) Position the Pattern and Cut Away Extra Fabric: Take the time to position the pattern on the canvas. You want to make sure that your design will not slant once you begin stapling. I used one staple in each corner to hold the curtain in place while I adjusted the alignment. Once you are happy with the look, cut away to excess material.
3.) Staple Away!: Use your staple gun and begin stapling the curtain to the backside of your frame. It works best to rotate the sides of the frame that you staple, in order for the curtain to stretch evenly. Make sure to stretch the fabric tightly as you go to prevent it from sagging. This goes the quickest if you have two people. My mom and I traded off holding and stapling the curtain in place. Thanks mom! 🙂
4.) Add Trim (Optional): I used small pieces of painted wood trim left over from the original design to create a frame. I hammered the trim in place with tiny nails. That’s it, you’re done!