How to turn canvas drop cloths into beautiful curtains in 3 easy steps!
I’m sure you all know how expensive curtains can be for your home, especially when you have large windows and high ceilings. I had been hunting and hunting for the perfect curtains. I wanted cream colored, textured curtains for my living room and dining room for quite a while, but I wasn’t finding what I was looking for at a reasonable price.
Both my living room and dining room are beside one another and somewhat of an open concept. I wanted all of my curtains to match and flow nicely between rooms. We live in an older home that was built in the early 1900s. We have tall windows and we all know that usually means a pretty big price tag for longer curtains. In my case I needed 108 inch curtains, and everything that I kept finding in the color that I wanted was a few hundred dollars per panel. Between my dining room and living room I have six windows which means I would need 12 curtain panels, and you can do the math on that!
I got to thinking about canvas drop cloths… I liked the texture, I liked the cream color, and I thought why not give it a try? I went to my local Harbor freight and purchased 12 of the 4’x12’ canvas drop cloths for about eight dollars each. And you can always use the 20% off coupon, too.
DIY Drop Cloth Curtains in 3 Easy Steps:
Step 1: To get started I washed and dried them, folded over the top a few inches to get the perfect length.
Step 2: I sewed the top portion to get the correct length. You could sew the top or use Heat N bond to keep it in place if you wanted. If I were to do it again I would just use the Heat N Bond iron on adhesive instead of dragging out the sewing machine. I’m all about quick and easy!
Step 3: I also purchased the Ivilon Drapery Clips Ring for Curtain Panels 1.7″, Set of 14 in Warm Gold on Amazon. I clipped them on the top of the fabric spacing them about 4 inches apart from one another on the top of my canvas drop cloths, then slid them on my curtain rod. You can find a similar rods here.
And just like that I had curtains for under 20 bucks per window! I’m so happy with the way they turned out. I hope you give it a try sometime if you have the same dilemma.
Until next time,
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