Drop Cloths to Curtains

Back in January, I was ready for a change of curtains in my living room.

Here’s a glimpse of what they looked like.

old curtains 

I still like those curtains.

It was actually one curtain panel that I bought at Walmart.
I just rotated it, then had my mom cut in half and sew for me…
since I don’t have my own sewing machine. 

But, I was ready for a change, something with less of a statement.

I have seen people use drop cloths as curtains,
and have at least one friend that has them as well.

So after seeing them and confirming I want them,
I decided to go for it.

One Sunday, my parents visited, and we had to make a Lowe’s run for a different project.
So while there, I picked up one 6x9 drop cloth.
After my mom was too kind and ironed it for me, we got it hung up.

The curtain eventually came back down last week for a couple days
for some alterations.

Mom visited me in Marshalltown with my favorite farmboy nephews
for a post-birthday ice cream date.


Mom took them with her to cut, hem, wash, and then iron them.

Instead of just one panel, I now have two.
They are no longer stiff, but have a little flow to them.
And best of all, they no longer smell!
They just had a distinct fiber smell to them.

And thanks to my dad heading over to my town for a farm sale,
my curtains were returned 2 days later.

Talk about service!
I even waved as we passed each other on the highway.
Did you see me dad?

And now the finished product.
{Sorry, I don’t have a full size picture yet.}


I love them.
I feel like they ‘soften’ the room a bit…if that makes sense.

The best part…$11.

If you are in need of some simple, neutral curtains,
go to your local hardware/home store,
get yourself some drop cloths,
WASH and iron them,
hang them up,
and enjoy!

My coworker recently got herself a few drop cloths for curtains from my suggestion.
She’s adding something extra to them, and I can’t wait to see what she does.

Feel free to check her out blog!
Simply Adapting


Nicole said...

Sweet! You're going to come decorate my house now too right :)



Monika Wright | I Love It All said...

LOVE this. Love. I bet you feel like you have so much more "room" and it's brighter and airier now. Great project!

Jodee said...

Wow! That looks fabulous! I love the color too!

Becky @ The Barefoot Seamstress said...

Nice! A friend was telling me about her drop cloth curtains a while back...they sound super easy and cheap so how can you go wrong?! Btw, adore your blog background right now :)

Sincerely, Jenni said...

Those curtains are so neat! This is going to sound like a stupid question, but what are drop cloths even made of? Are they canvas?

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