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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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Friday 22nd of August 2014

Hello. I love your whole look. :) I was wondering where you got your arrows?


Friday 22nd of August 2014

Thank you Dani. I actually made the arrows out of mdf. Take a look on Etsy, there are a number of seller that have arrows in all shapes and sizes and will even do custom orders.

Amy W

Sunday 17th of August 2014

What a great project! Thanks so much for sharing at our link party. You were featured as a TOP VIEW this week, way to go. Stop by and grab a feature button.


Sunday 17th of August 2014

Thanks Amy, that's so exciting! I'm headed over to link up again this week.

Glenna Anderson (My Paper Craze)

Saturday 16th of August 2014

I really like this! The family sign, the gallery wall. It all goes well together. I'm going to have to try some of those painted curtains. Looks like fun. Thanks for sharing with Creative Spark Link Party. Have a great week! Glenna @ My Paper Craze


Sunday 17th of August 2014

Thank you Glenna, they were really fun to make.


Thursday 14th of August 2014

The curtains look great against your gallery wall and really completes your space.


Friday 15th of August 2014

Thank you so much.

Selene Galindo

Wednesday 13th of August 2014

Gorgeous!! I love the gray stripes!

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