I am just going to start off by saying drop cloth curtains are my new obsession. I swear I am never buying regular expensive curtains again. I have always loved the look of them, but thought maybe they were tooooo “farmhousey” to go along with the style of our home. Once I added shiplap to our bedroom, I knew I wanted to at least try them out there first. I became so obsessed that I decided I wanted them all over the house! Not only do I love the way they look, but they are easy and cheap!! Just look at the difference they made in this space, left is drop cloth and right is what I had (which I know was awful to begin with). Brighter and lighter, and all it took was 5 easy steps and 5 minutes.
Here is everything…well the 2 things really…that you will need to get started. First, you will need the drop cloth, each drop cloth will make 2 panels. So one package per window. I got mine from Ace Hardware for 13.99. If your not local to Ace you can get them online too, by clicking here. I used the 6ft x 9ft drop cloth and they were perfect for our standard size window and 8ft ceilings. I definitely recommend laundering them first to soften the fabric, but I’m way too impatient for that.
Next, you will need curtain clips. I got mine from target, and you can find them by clicking here. You can also get an extra 15% off of those until Monday using code HERO at checkout, and if you use your REDcard free shipping! So those are the only two things you need, and I just used our existing rods.
Now lets get started. Step 1- You want to lay your “curtain” aka drop cloth out on the floor folded in half the long way. Then with a pair of sharp scissors your going to cut all the way up your fold, separating the drop cloth into your two panels. Your drop cloth will fray a little and I just trimmed that to clean it up.
Step 2- Your going to fold over the top of the panel. Your going to want to try and fold it keeping your “messy” cut seam to the outside and the clean seam closest to your window. This is the only tricky part to figure out which way to fold it to get the seam gong the right way.
Step 3- Fold the top like an accordion. I folded mine into 3 even sections. Obviously if you have a larger or wider window, or if your using a larger drop cloth you will want to adjust that accordingly.
Step 4- Once you have your sections, your going to hold them together with your curtain clips. I placed mine around the middle, like so.
Step 5- You are done and ready to hang! Hang them right on the curtain rod, again with the “messy” seam to the ouside o you can tuck it back. Give them a little fluff and buff and that’s it. So easy right? But if you have any questions, be sure to let me know and I will try and answer them as best I can. I am telling you, you are going to want these bad boys in every room!