Monday, February 21, 2011

Drop Cloth Curtains!

I've been working on sprucing up around the casa lately! This weekend I made canvas drop cloth curtains! I must say... I LOVE THEM! Plus they are uber cheap and easy to make! Double Whammy!

I'll tell you how I made them but I don't have pics... Sorry I was too excited to get them done! I forgot the "process" pics!

  1. I bought a canvas drop cloth from Wal-Mart- (A 6' x 9' was like $10)
  2. I brought it home and stuck it in the dryer for a bit to loosen it up. (In hindsight I might have washed it first but I didn't have the patients!)
  3. While it was drying I measured the windows. (I would LOVE to have full length drapes but it's not functional for us the way our couch sits so I measured from the top of the window frame to the bottom of the window ledge. It turned out that 6' was the PERFECT size! Wewhoo less sewing! And across I measured from the right side of the window casing to the left side of the center- So they would overlap a bit when closed)

(Sorry for the music notes... Arrows were HUGE!)

4. Next I hemmed the sides that weren't pre-sewn.
5. Then I measured off some stripes. (I did an 8" stripe every 9") Taped them and went to painting ( I used left over paint from the accent walls)!
6. I let them dry for a couple of hours hung them up!

(Check out that sexy car in the background! Haha)

I love the texture they add! And they actually block quite a bit of light!

Plus they are completely custom and match my paint!

So what did y'all do this weekend?!?!?!?!


  1. Oh my goodness, they look awesome! I never thought to paint on the canvas! They look uber coastal chic!

  2. Great job Brooke! I just found you via My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia and clicked over right away, because you wouldn't believe what I did this weekend:

    Too funny huh? Love that your curtains match your paint and are so custom. They look great!

  3. LOVE!!! I'm working on a screen printing tutorial and was looking for a cheap fabric to try it on! Awesome! They look so great!

  4. That is such a great idea! Love, love, love the blue!

  5. I featured you this week in my Hookin Up with HoH party!

    Feel free to stop by and grab a button. You earned it!

    ~Allison @ House of Hepworths

  6. Very nice! I am working on striped curtains myself, only I am actually sewing stripes of fabric on instead of painting. Your pictures make me wish I had gone the paint route.

  7. You did a GREAT job :) please come on over and link up to MMM!


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