DIY Drop Cloth Drapes

Curtains and drapes are not cheap, especially extra long lengths. What’s even more frustrating is that most stores don’t carry lengths over 84 inches, so if you have tall ceilings, you’re forced to hang your curtains right above the windows and pray they hit the floor. If, like me, you’ve been struggling with curtain lengths in your home, you’ll be relieved to know there is an inexpensive solution.

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Home Depot and Lowe’s both carry canvas cloth drops. They come in various lengths and can easily be hung as curtains that look as fabulous as expensive ones! I highly suggest bleaching, washing, and ironing them before you hang them.

I simply filled my bathtub with a water and bleach solution, let them sit for a few hours, making sure to mix them and push down and air bubbles. I then transferred them to my laundry room where I washed them with detergent, dried them, and ironed them. Lastly, I hung them using black curtain rods from Target and curtain clips. In order to achieve the perfect length, I simply folded them over and clipped them where I thought they hung best.

If you notice in the pictures below, the drop cloths started out as a mousey, dusty gray. Once they were bleached they came out a creamy off white which goes with my decor much better then gray.

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Check out my youtube video below on a full step by step tutorial for this process.