DIY Ruffle Drop Cloth Curtains
February 18, 2011 By
So, just warning you… This is another curtain post.
I am a bit of a “phasey” person and my phase at the moment is window coverings.
I have a favorite window in my house back in my bathroom. It’s a big 4′ window that opens to my backyard. When we built the house, I loved the idea of having a window that big in my bathroom. I LOVE natural light and what better place for it. My original plans for this window were shutters… Until I had them quoted :-/. They were more expensive than the windows. No, thanks!
I ended up making a roman shade for it that has been up since we moved in. It was a
temporary 2 year fix.
I recently ran across some cheapo wood brackets at Lowe’s and my head started spinning!
I love the way my ruffled curtains turned out in the laundry room and knew something similar would be great in here too.
Here is how they turned out…
Let me show you how inexpensive these were to make!
I found these brackets for around $2 at Lowe’s.
I also used the a set of finials from Lowe’s for around $3. These are the same ones we use on the apothecaries and photo displays.
I also used a piece of wood closet pole. You can by this by the foot for around $1 a foot. You can also use dowel rods if your window is under 4′.
I stained all of those pieces with a dark mahogany stain. While they were drying I started on my curtains. For this window I used this drop cloth.
It was around $12. I cut the bottom foot or so off and used it for my ruffles. I used the same method I used on my laundry curtains for these. You can find those directions HERE.
Once everything was dry, I used anchors and drywall screws to attach the brackets to my wall. I hung the panels up and the screwed the finials into both ends.
Here it is all finished…
See the big scrolly thing there on the left?? Well… That’s my next revamp. I have big plans for that wall right there. It just took some ruffles to get me inspired… Whoop!!
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