I am s~l~o~w~l~y redoing the guest rooms upstairs.
Redo on a cheap budget. Cheap is the way to go now days, right?
I admit…I don’t like curtains!! If guests were not so uncomfortable without curtains….
I’d be having fun doing another project!
But to make guest comfortable I’m making rustic smocked drop cloth curtains.
Rustic curtains, NO sewing and cheap!!
In comes fifty dollars worth of drop cloths to do three windows and a shower curtains to match.
Drop cloth are hemmed. Imagine that! Why do drop cloths needed to be hemmed. After all their purpose is to keep paint off the floors and furniture. Why hem??
I don’t want curtains to be hemmed. Remember Rustic!
So I cut off the hem.
Next a quick wash to let the edges fray.
I had a bit of ironing to do. 🙁
Ironing wasn’t as bad when I placed a couple of sheets on the kitchen counter and ironed away. Actually this was fun.
Guess I had my zen going on.
Next, laid out the smocking pattern.
Using a piece of charcoal pencil, I marked every 4 inches about 4 inches from the top edge. Then moved down 2 inches and over two inches and marked again every four inches. I repeated this pattern for five rows.
well you get the picture.
Actually each panel had 77 knots to tie. I did 6 panels plus a shower curtain.
It sounds awful, but a panel only took about 20 minutes to tie.
So, for $50 and a couple of days work the guest room has curtains.
Would you, could you, do rustic smocked drop cloth curtains?
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