I've jumped on the dropcloth curtain trend train and I don't intend to hop back off any time soon. In fact, I'm getting more dropcloths next town day so I can do some pillows and things too!
I just love the texture and natural colors.
And that these curtains cost $9 and an hour of my time!
Since there are so many tutorials out there and I can't claim to know how to sew, I'm not going into detail. Besides, so much of it is up to you and your space!
Here's what I did, briefly.
~Bought one dropcloth at my favorite love-to-hate superstore for $9.
~Washed dropcloth with bleach, cool water and cool drying temp (so it didn't shrink too much).
~Cut the dropcloth in half vertically.
~Waited at least a week to sew hems because I got sick.
~Sewed a hem down my two raw edges in less than an hour while my boys slept.
~Cut off one of the ends because my ceilings aren't 9 feet tall!
~Hemmed a pocket for the curtain rod cuz I couldn't be bothered to go back to the store to get those clips that everyone loves.
~Hung the finished panels in my bedroom.
~Laughed cuz they were too short! (I didn't measure. Duh!)
~Left 'em up anyway, cuz they were only $9 and I can always add a ruffle or something. Besides, they hang behind our bed--why do they need to touch the ground?!
~Stood back and admired the soft glow they add to our bedroom!
~Tried to take pictures, but I only have a point-and-shoot and it's impossible to get a good picture of something against a window!
~Waited a week and tried again.
~Decided 'good enough' was all I could do and that I need to just post about 'em anyway!
I love my dropcloth curtains, and you can be sure that this DIY blogger has more dropcloth projects coming!