I have two weaknesses.
OK. I have more than two, but I only have two that I’m going to tell you about.
The first is beautiful table settings. I just love, love, love layering china, crystal, and pottery with different kinds of linens.
And the second is color, especially color with bold patterns and textures.
But before these bold colors and patterns can be introduced as temporary table settings, it helps to have neutral elements in most of the permanent decor. And this is one reason why drapes made from drop cloth canvas makes such an ideal window treatment.
It’s true. And they just couldn’t be easier to make. It’s a totally no-sew project.
MAKE DROP CLOTH DRAPES:
(1) Measure the size drape you want for your window. Please measure beyond the window (both height and width) so that you get a better idea of the size drop cloth you need. Yes, they come in different sizes and canvas weights. Please note that they will shrink when washed and dried. Mine shrank about 6 inches so add at least 6 inches to your measured length and 6 to 12 inches to your measured width. If you do not want to wash and dry the cloths, then the added amount to the measured size can be omitted.
(2) Then go to the paint section of the home improvement store and choose the size that’s right for your window.
(3) Wash and dry (if you plan to do so) because they will shrink. A LOT. ….I know! It bears repeating.
(4) Press with if needed.
(5) Attach the ring clips.
(6) Measure the total length. If you plan to wash and dry the drop cloths, please do so before measuring where to place the rods on the wall. In fact, after the wash/dry, I stretched the cloths out on the floor, attached the clips at the top, and then measured the length from the bottom of the drop cloth to the top of the ring.
(7) Install the rods.
(8) Hang the drapes.
And have yourself a little party………cuz this easy little project is all done!
I surely hope these tips and tricks will help your drop cloth drapery project go much easier.
If you have any questions, please leave a comment and I’ll get back to you.
Or…if you just have a thought about the project, please leave a comment and I’ll get back to you about that, too. I love hearing from you!
And, as always, thanks so much for stopping by.
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