|It all started with paint|
I like the use of patterned fabric together with the drop cloth. The ribbon gives it a nice finished looking accent. I can use the fabric to make some pillows. I think this can work. Of course, I have read of some DIY disasters with drop cloths, and have come away with some sage advice. First off, wash your drop cloth. Some people wash it several times to soften it up and shrink it to its most shrinkable self. !This is to ensure that once you have these beautiful curtains hanging in your room for a while and they need a good washing, they don't shrink into miniature curtains!) Several people suggested bleaching them. This obviously lightens them. The other advice I found was to also soak them in hydrogen peroxide (3%), as this neutralizes the bleach, and stops the chemical reaction from continuing after the fabric is washed. There are so many pretty fabrics to choose from. I had been limiting myself to those under $10/yard, but since I am now going from needing 10 yards to 2, I can spend a few more dollars per yard and STILL save tons of money! So before I go off to have fun at Fabric.com and onlinefabrics.com, I will leave you with some pictures of drop cloth curtains!
I love these. They are stenciled with fabric paint. Lots of work, but well worth it!
Here is another creative approach. She used a sharpie and wrote Robert Frost poems across the curtains!
Here is another great look. Strips of fabric were alternated with drop cloth.
A little trim can give the curtain a professional, finished look.A Soft Place
Have you had any experience making curtains out of drop cloths? Please share and lend any advice you think I might need~ leave a comment!