Sunday, November 14, 2010

Dropcloth Drapes Finished

My dropcloth drapes are finished!

Amazing that you can turn 3 of these ...


... into these.  The end here looks a little imperfect, but that's because the dropcloth isn't perfectly square.  That's honestly fine by me.

I love my lace curtains, but their light airyness feels better in spring and summer with my lightweight bedding and I wanted something slightly more substantial without being dark or heavy.

Looking for instructions, I came across a blog post on A Soft Place to Land that was a little different from plain panels.  Rather than cutting and hemming them to fit, I just folded them over and used heat and bond to adhere the trim.  I had a tough time deciding on trim, but ultimately chose this simple white so that they were still neutral and versatile.


I prewashed the panels and there was a good amount of ironing involved between the panels, hemming, folding the top portion and attaching the trim so it was a little time consuming, but it was easy peasy.  I did have to cut one drop cloth in half for the smaller window so there was a bit of sewing involved, but if you don't have a machine, there's no reason you can't hem with heat and bond just like I adhered the trim.

I'd like some blue accessories in the room to accent the blue in the bedding, but I couldn't be happier with how these turned out.  I think they work perfectly with the bedding.

33 comments:

  1. Thumbs up! And I love the mirror above the bed, by the way.

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  2. Melanie, these drapes are gorgeous! Great job!

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  3. i absolutely LOVE THEM! I have a fear of pattern and didn't want just normal white shades........so this is the perfect fix! love it!

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  4. I love how you made the curtains with the white trim, they look excellent with the bedding. I have the same bedding and have been considering a change from the plain white curtains that I currently have. Good job!

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  5. They look wonderful with your bedding, that is one beautiful bedroom! Love your mirror and your lamp!

    Rondell

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  6. Your room looks perfect either with lace or brown curtain :)

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  7. They look fabulous. Love them with the trim. Beautiful room. Hugs, marty

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  8. these add so much to your bedroom...i love em and i soooo love the mirror above your bed.

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  9. I have drop cloth drapes too. You are so right about the ironing, but yours do look lovely. The trim and fold is the perfect touch. Your room looks great.

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  10. Hi Melanie! I've been waiting to see what you decided to do. They look fabulous! Love them! The trim added just the right touch! Happy Sunday!...hugs...Debbie

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  11. I love them! They look so perfect with your bedding!

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  12. I love how they turned out, I would like to try these for my rec room windows.

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  13. Gorgeous!!! I especially love the trim you put on them.

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  15. Love it! I might have to borrow this idea!

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  16. You've made a super job of those Melanie :o) They look great!

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  17. Those are gorgeous, great job! Hmmm, I need some new drapes in my bedroom too......

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  18. Wow, you'd never know they were dropcloths if you didn't tell us. :)

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  19. The curtains are gorgeous!

    I am in love with that Shabby Chic bedding as well.

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  20. Love how these turned out! You have really inspired me to make some for my basement...I've been wanting to so something to "warm-up" the space and I think these would really do the trick!! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Very nicely done! I love the white trim on the top - it gives it such a great touch.

    I have a set of dropcloth curtains and have been thinking of adding another set to my living room since I love them so much. You have me inspired!

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  22. Wow! Very nicely done.....I never would have thought of using dropcloths for curtains! They are quite gorgeous!

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  23. They look great! I love the white detail you added. Great job Melanie!
    Kim

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  24. Melanie these look fabulous.
    Must check here in Australia to see if we have canvas painters drop cloths - I am sure we do.
    Love the soft way they fall
    Alison

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  25. Aren't drop cloths the best invention ever??? Your curtains turned out great. I love the trim you chose. Nice job!
    Connie

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  26. They look beautiful and match your new bedding so well! I looove your venetian style mirror above your bed, I have been searching for one of those for my entryway...

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  27. Wonderful! I got some drop clothes too and this reminds me I need to get busy and make pillows. One thing I like about the drop cloths is their linen color!
    Candylei

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  28. The window treatments are fabulous and I love that you added the white trim. They are perfect with your comforter. I have been thinking of making these and now I am inspired to get busy!
    xo,
    Sherry

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  29. absolutely brilliant......you do wonderful work.....

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