How To Make Designer Window Panels with a Cake Stand

Soooo, my master bedroom is undergoing a makeover that resulted in a need for new window panels.

Having no inclination or budget for $100+ apiece designer panels, I went shopping in my house for something that could work.

I found a ceramic pie plate, a glass 10-inch pedestal cake stand, a sample-size of Sherwin-Williams “Socialite” plum paint, and two white queen flat sheets.

Yes, that IS a pacifier. It’s a multi-purpose life people.

After filling the pie plate with paint and turning the cake stand upside down in it, the work began.

It took multiple sessions and a fan blowing on each section of the fabric for hours at a time until everything was complete. (My 3-year-old is still trying to figure out why he was cast off to the picnic table outside for days on end.)

After many many MANY circle-stamps with the cake stand, the finished product is now my favorite DIY of all time.

First, here’s the only “Before” photo of the room I could find, taken when we’d first moved in.

And NOW, here it is.

If you look closely, you can see variations in the line width and paint coverage. That’s what I love about these. They’re obviously not machine-made, and the dribbles, dots and imperfections lend a truly artistic quality.

I’m in love.

No, lust.

No, complete infatuation!



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4 Responses to “How To Make Designer Window Panels with a Cake Stand”

  1. Jocelyn October 18, 2012 at 1:24 am #

    Unbelievable! You’re my DIY hero!

    • The Soulful House October 18, 2012 at 8:34 pm #

      It’s a sickness really Jocelyn. Ha! Need to get together this fall with the kiddies…hope you guys are doing well. :-)

    • Ajnas December 10, 2012 at 1:56 am #

      What a great find! I love discovering great picees while thrift shopping! Can’t wait to see what else you have to share this month! I’m writing about “31 Days to a Peaceful Home.”

  2. Mia May 25, 2013 at 1:36 am #

    Hi. I stumbled onto your blog by googling no-sew/square knot pillow covers. I liked the post and tried a couple of previous posts and next posts. I really like your style so found myself starting from the beginning. I was going to wait until the end, but whoa! have to comment on the Master Circle drapes. Beautiful, especially knowing/guessing all the work involved. (what kind of paint did you use?).
    And while I could sew basics, I haven’t had a machine in decades, so appreciate all the no-sew ideas you have.
    I attended UNCC and lived in Charlotte and Cary for years. Now in No Va.
    Will be following regularly now.