Check out these beautiful drop cloth curtains, that you can make too!
Submitted By: Salvage Savvy
Hello, my name is Connie and I have a little blog called Salvage Savvy, where I share tips and ideas for making thrifty look fabulous. One of my all-time favorite transformations is this dresser. When I purchased it, this thing put the “ug” in ugly!! Check out my Vintage Dresser Makeover post if you want to see just how bad it was, and what I did to turn it into this beauty 🙂
I love expensive artwork… but unfortunately I can’t afford it, so I just make my own instead! Check out this tutorial on How To Create Your Own [Unbelievable] Artwork and see how you can create your own abstract art as well.
Lastly, I am constantly trying to get organized. One thing I’ve discovered is that if I want to have any chance of staying organized I have to make it pretty! This is a DIY Organizational Project that has completely changed my life [basically because I don’t spend half my day hunting down all that daily life “stuff” now!]
First, I purchased 6ft. x 9ft. drop cloths from a home improvement store. Here’s what I learned about drop cloths: be sure to examine the colors of each cloth because they vary… some drop cloths were darker than others [which wouldn’t matter at all if you were using them correctly!!]. Here’s something else I learned: there are two different weights of drop cloths, the heavier fabric cost about $13 each for a 6×9, and the lighter one was $10. I didn’t want really heavy curtains so I chose the lighter [and cheaper!] ones. And one more note: I chose to pre-wash and iron them before sewing… I’ve got three kids and a dog, so there is a really good chance that I’ll need to wash these curtains so I didn’t want to chance them shrinking after being completed.