hhmmmmmmmmmm what could it have been??
Well............. get ready!!! And I'll tell you!!
I (finally) jumped on the 'Drop Cloth Curtain' bandwagon......... I know that some of you are thinking
"That was, like, ssooo two years ago...." I can't help it - - I only started blogging in December and I never heard of doing ANYTHING with dropcloths, except using them as, well, dropcloths!!!
My window is 9.5 feet wide....... and since I wanted the curtains to kind of 'pool' on the floor, I needed them to be 7.5 feet long............ I ended up getting a drop cloth that was 10' x 14' (I think) and it shrunk. After I washed it, I needed to cut it in half. I found out, though, after I washed it, that it already had a seam right down the middle. I didn't have to cut it after all!! I just needed to take apart the seam!
Then I ironed it. And ironed it. And ironed it some more........ and by looking at some of my pictures, you can't even tell that I ironed it........ But it's ok, I don't want pristine, starched curtains...... I really like these.
Then I painted the stars. The tutorial is here, in case you missed it last week.
I sewed the sides back up that were sewn together, and I hemmed the flap under the stars. I wanted to be sure that I hung them strait, so I measured the star flap 17 1/4" and stitched about a 1/4" inch from the fold. I clipped my curtain clips on and slid them on the rod and ............ here they are!!!
Please excuse the sheets we have on the furniture. I love our furniture, but..... so do our cats....... and they are a pain to vaccuum. So is the furniture!! Just Kidding!!! It's just easier to have the sheets on there from day to day, so if company does stop by, I can pull them off and not worry about hair all over their clothes!!!
Anyway - - those are MY drop cloth curtains......... I hope you like! ( I think I might have hubs raise the rod about an inch or so - - not sure if I like the window casing showing at the top....)
These were sooo easy and.......... not expensive at all!! I think the drop cloth was $24. I had the paint and everything else........ I did have to buy a new curtain rod. I REALLY wanted to used galvanized pipe to hang them up on, but, since we're planning on putting the house up for sale, I didn't want people to see it and think.......... hhmmmm what weird people live here!!! I'm going to save the galavanized pipe idea for the new house, and I can't wait!!! I got this curtain rod at Kohl's, and it was the most expensive part of the whole project!!!
Thanks for looking!!!
Hugs ~~ Suz
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