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Hey guys, I made it just in time for a super fun and easy DIY I’ve been meaning to share with you all week. I showed our DIY Drop Cloth Curtain project over on InstaStories about two weeks ago and I’m just now having time to write out a post for it. I think getting this up has been harder than the actual project. Insert #momlife here.
So everyone knows I’m
a cheap-scape frugal. That’s why I have this do-it-yourself blog because I try and squeeze a penny out of everything. I think that’s why I’m drawn to farmhouse style. Back in the olden days, when farmhouses were the common ground, everything was DIY. There weren’t any Ikeas or Home Goods right around the corner. They were lucky if they were able to get something as simple as fabric. Picture the good ol’ Oregon Trail. Ok, that’s really dating myself. I’m learning to embrace the simplicity of this style. I think in our crazy go-go-go world, the simplicity of farmhouse is what’s so appealing. So when it came time to add curtains to our newly framed windows, I knew right where I wanted to go, easy and cheap Drop-Cloth Curtains.
Many years ago, I saw an blog post all about DIY curtains. She took regular old fabric and used curtain rings with clips to pin them up. Totally up my alley. Then I started seeing these rustic drop cloth curtains going up. I couldn’t resist the temptation, so I order me a Canvas Drop Cloth, a rod and clips. This one window only cost me $40.
The process was even easier than waiting for my Amazon Prime delivery. The curtains were folded perfectly along what would be my cut line. I purchased a 9′ x 12′ drop cloth which would give me four 3′ wide panels. When I started this project, I had planned to use two panels here and one for the window behind our table with a spare for one of the bedrooms. That worked out perfectly. And let me promise you, there is not a single store that you can buy a curtain panel for $5. You could color me, and my frugal behind, pink.
So I cut the four panels out and you could do one of two things here. You could use a bit of Heat n’ Bond to hem a seam along the side that you cut, or you could leave it raw with the natural tatter of the fabric. I think either would look perfectly rustic. I went with the heat n’ bond. After all four of my panels were hemmed, I folded the tops down about 1-1/2′ and clipped them onto my rod. This left just a bit of canvas to gather on the floor.
With our drop cloth curtains, this room is inching closer and closer to being “done.” I say done loosely because I know there will be something else pop up that I’m just itching to try. Speaking of, did you see my latest House Tour Story on Instagram? I have it saved as a highlight if you want to go back and watch it. I’m letting you guys in on a little project preview with 3 big things happening to this room soon.
Also, one last reminder to run over to Creator’s Studio and vote for our Create – Chalk Caddy. One lucky voter will win a $250 gift card and I want that someone to be one of my loyal readers. Voting ends Monday!