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I'm not a big fan of the whole "liner plus opaque shower curtain" thing. Maybe it's a holdover from seeing Psycho as a kid, maybe it's my sporadic claustrophobia or my feeling that it makes the bathroom look too small or dark -- whatever the reason I like a see-through curtain. I usually just use a liner or a piece of chiffon or netting (though the latter two are not so good at keeping the water in). Then I remembered the shower curtain in the home of a friend.

Unable to find a curtain she liked, she made her own using a vinyl shower curtain and some acrylic paints.

  • Gather your materials: A clear shower curtain or shower curtain liner, assorted acrylic paints, newspaper.
  • Open up your clear shower curtain or shower curtain liner and spread it out on the floor over newspaper. We suggest one made from PEVA but if the only one you can find is made from PVCs, lay it out or hang it in the sun for a day or two.
  • Drip and swirl your paint on your curtain using sweeping arm movements.. Check out Jackson Pollock's drip paintings for inspiration (or see the movie or one of the documentaries to see the artist at work).
  • Let it dry.
  • Hang it up.

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