Monday, July 9, 2012

Drop Cloth Curtains Revisited

My first post ever on this blog was about the drop cloth curtains that I used in my sunroom. I love the neutral, linen feel that they provide. Plus, at $10 a panel and requiring NO SEWING this was a great alternative to either making my own or purchasing curtains for at least $20 a panel.

This has been a hot Chicago summer. I'm sad to say that I've lost part of my "southernness." I've lost the ability to handle 95+ degree days. A few years ago I always thought that I'd move back to the south, but I just don't know. It's too hot. I think I'd rather deal with the 2 degree days in the winter here than a summer full of 95 degree days. But, ask me how I feel about that in February.

With this crazy hot summer thankfully our apartment stays fairly cool, especially if we close the shades at night to prevent the morning sun from penetrating in. By 11 A.M. the sun is above our apartment so we don't get direct sunlight, but still lots of natural light. Closing those shades makes a huge difference.

I never got around to hanging a curtain for the one big window in our family room that lets in tons of light and, therefore, heat. So it was off to Home Depot to purchase a 6x9 foot drop cloth. I threw it in the wash with a little detergent and fabric softner, stuck it in the dryer, ironed out the wrinkles, then hung it. It's that easy!

Last week when it was 100 degrees out (which I did NOT like), I pulled that baby shut and it kept the front room nice and cool.

Check back in later this week when I share with you our new and improved back patio. We've spruced it up quite a bit from last year and drop cloth curtains are included in that makeover.

What crafts and creative things have you used a drop cloth for?

Here's where I'm sharing my things this week.


  1. I haven't made anything out of dropcloth yet but those look great!

  2. Greetings from Oman!!!So glad I stopped by your blog.That' looks cool, we are shifting next month so maybe I can try this out:)Have a great week ahead!


  3. I have not used dropcloth yet, but these are really very beautiful…….

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