10.04.2009

Drop Cloth Drapes. Yeah, they'll work.


It's Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch, Knock Off Knock Out Mondays on It's So Very Cheri....and The Shades of Pink: Room and Month Makeover....be sure to visit over there and get your clicking on.  Tons of inspiration every week!

I jumped on the bandwagon recently regarding DCD....you know, Drop Cloth Drapes.

Made my way to Home Depot and picked up 2 6X9 canvas cloths, took them home and washed them.

One turned a lighter shade.  OKAY...folded one to save in my fabric stash and headed back to HD.

Got two more.  Washed.  Both matched (hurray!), folded one and let it cozy with the other misfit in the fabric stash and got onto the business of pressing them and cutting stray threads.

I used wood rings with clips, so NO SEWING.  I folded down about, oh I don't know, maybe 6 inches, pressed, and clipped them in the back, making little pleaty things.  My pictures aren't the greatest because of the bright light coming in so I took some evening shots too...which I also enhanced.  Just go with me here....

Ta Da!




A nighttime shot...


Close up of clipped fabric....they really do have great texture, and by chance the color is just about a perfect match to the 'mistint' wall color I put up a few weeks ago.

And just for grins, here's some shots of this room before we moved in.  I had to enhance them so you can actually see how horribly boring it was...the previous owners were really into fake plants, specifically sunflowers.  And you can catch a glimpse of the fab.u.lous. country wallpaper and border in the hallway.  *That* was an adventure taking off.



Ah...much better, no?


26 comments:

Blue Creek Home said...

You did a great job on the drapes!!! They look great.
Rhonda

Beth said...

They look great! Good job.

Miss Mustard Seed said...

They look really nice! Huge difference in that room and one would never guess those are drop cloths. They looks very full and rich.

Sue said...

These look really nice! So full and textural. How do they look closed?
:-) Sue

Anna said...

they look great, i have used these in 2 rooms in my house too!

Anonymous said...

you are a freakin' genius! how about you walk through my 18 room (!) house in west central and give me your ideas and opinions (one hour, tops) and i'll knit you a pair of sosks, booties, or whatever...? deb kaufman

Mimi said...

Simple and really nice looking!

Sheri said...

Look great! I saw someone else do this a while ago, what a great idea!


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Michelle said...

Unbelievable how much better the room looks in the after picture...amazing!

We moved into a house where instead of wall paper they glued cork to the walls and then stained it dark walnut. It was like a cave...no kidding just like a cave. I had to scrap the cork off the walls and it took months and months.

Really Rainey said...

Drop cloth drapes! Fantastic! Who would have thought?
Have Fun~Happy Fall...

~Really Rainey

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Great job on those drop cloth drapes...they sure don't look like drop cloths!

Blessings,
Linda

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Your right, Much Better. I love the drapes. I'm clueless about DCD.

Sandy said...

Love the drapes, I need to try some.
Sandy

Bunny Jeans Decor... and More! said...

Hmmm... I have looked at drop cloths for lots of projects (patio cushion covers and pillows, slipcovers, table cloths, but just never thought of curtains.

I have been wanting cream colored hopsack like fabric curtains and I may test this new idea out!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Give me some drop cloth drapes NOW!!!

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Love the way they turned out, they just look so good with the decor, I like the density of the fabric and the texture. great job...I am new follower..come on over for a visit..

Denise said...

Love how these look, it's amazing that drop clothes can look this good :)

Shanty 2 Chic said...

Those look great! My sister and I have been planning on doing this with a room in my house! Your pics make me want to hurry up and get it done! ~ Ashley

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The drapes look absolutely fabulous. Great job. Hugs, Marty

nannykim at spindle cottage said...

Wow; they look stunning...pretty amazing, huh?

Its So Very Cheri said...

Oh doggone it I can't see your horrid before pic.
Thanks for posting to the Knock Off party. Sorry I didn;t get by earlier. I was having terrible problems.
Be sure to check my post tomorrow you gals will be happy


Cheri

Its So Very Cheri said...

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cottagewish said...

I so want to try this! I have such a horrible time hanging drapes. I can never figure out how high to hang the rod. I always end up with too many holes in the wall...any tricks?

Funky Junk Interiors said...

You beat me to it Cindy! I've been wanting to do this forever in a room. Yours look so substantially thick and full! Lovely after as always!

Thanks for linking up to SNS #4!

Funky Junk Donna

fifi said...

Hi Cindy,

Curtains look amazing. I slipcoverd my 2 piece sectional with dropcloth and it looks very PBish.. Your living room looks very calm,cozy and serene. I also love your paint colors. Please share :)

fifi

Brittany (aka Pretty Handy Girl) said...

Help! I am addicted to DCD now. Table skirt, window treatments and drapes. What else can I do with them? I'm afraid my dh might take a shower one day only to get out and find a DCD instead of a towel. LOL!

Brittany

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