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Painted Drop Cloth Curtains

Painted Drop Cloth Curtains

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I’ve been working on this bare stairwell for a couple of weeks, and today I’m showing you the finished product!

Stairwell with painted curtains before and after

I started with a large painted Family Sign then added some Yellow and Gray frames.

I added in some arrows with a little paint and twine to coördinate with the frames.

painted wood arrows with twine

The final touch was curtains.  I couldn’t find anything I really liked in a store for a price I was willing to pay.  So I decided to create my own.

I took a trip to Home Depot and got everything I needed.

-A Drop cloth. The smallest I could find was more than enough for these curtains and under $10.

-Paint.  I got a sample of Anonymous Gray by Behr.

-Painter’s Tape


To begin I cut the drop cloth to the size I needed.  These panels are roughly 18″ x 84″.  If you have been around a while you know I do not sew, so I “hemmed” the edges using a fabric adhesive.  A drop cloth is hemmed on all 4 sides so,once cut, I only needed to hem 2 sides of each panel.

Once it was ironed and hemmed I laid each panel on some old cardboard and taped off a couple of stripes.  I wanted some interest just at the bottom of the curtains.  I Decided to do three 5 inch stripes.  I mixed Anonymous Gray paint by Behr and some fabric medium and painted my stripes.  A couple of coats are necessary.  One coat still allowed sunlight to shine through and they looked unfinished.  Two coats gave the perfect amount of coverage.

taped stripes

I hung them up on a simple rod and completed my little landing project.

curtain bottom

final square


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