Monday, April 7, 2014

Ruffled Dropcloth Curtains

I'm slowly updating our living room.  We purchased a huge sectional before Christmas last year which completely changed the look of the room.  My next big change was the curtains.  The ones we had were too short, outdated and I was completely over them.  I'm not showing the whole room yet, because there is still much work to be done, but I had to share my new dropcloth curtains.  I love them!

Let me tell you these were a labor of love!  Those ruffles took some time.  

I didn't have quite enough drop cloth for all the ruffles, so I alternated onasburg with the dropcloth and I ended up liking the subtle differences of the ruffles.  

There are two windows in this room.  The other is much smaller and is completely behind the couch, so I didn't add ruffles to that curtain.  If I ever rearrange the room, which I'm not sure is possible with this huge couch, I may add ruffles to it later.

I made them long enough to puddle on the floor a bit.  

I found shower curtain rings at Home Depot that were quite a bit less than the clip-on curtain rings I was looking at there.  I love the detail in these too.

For the loops, I just used some of the trimmed hems from the drop cloth curtain.  I still need to paint or stain my curtain rod, which is just a large wooden pole from Home Depot.  We added wood finials years ago, but now that the curtain rod shows, I want to find some silver ones to go with the curtain rings...I think.  I'm thinking some knobs from Hobby Lobby, possibly.

Sigh...I have a new love.  I'm digging all that ruffled goodness.

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  1. I love them! absolutely perfect. xo ChicByTab

  2. You did a great job, Deborah! I love drop cloth- it is so versatile. Wonderful look for your window!!! xo Diana

  3. Hi Deborah, Your ruffles are gorgeous on your new curtains. I love them. You did an amazing job. The subtle color difference at the bottom with the ruffles is so pretty. Gorgeous curtain rings too.
    Very shabby and chic. Thanks for sharing your idea. I am so inspired!!

  4. They look beautiful. A ton of work, but so worth it! xoxo

  5. So cute…love the ruffles and the use of drop cloth! Would love to invite you to come by and share them at One More Time Events….

  6. Your curtains are adorable. Love them!
    Have a wonderful week,
    @ Eclectic Red Barn

  7. Love. Love. Love your new curtains Deborah!! I'm a fan of onasburgh fabric so in my opinion, it's the perfect addition. :)

    Thanks so much for sharing them with us a Project Inspire{d}!!!

  8. It’s amazing that I stumble upon in your blog and seen this wonderful ruffled dropcloth curtain of yours! It took some time for you to fix this Deborah but worth. Classy!

    Sebastian of
    Factory Direct Gazebo

  9. Absolutely ADORE these curtains!! Ahh! I need them in our living room! Thank you so much for sharing on the blog hop. :)
    Love Sparkle Pretty

  10. These are absolutely beautiful ~ I would love to make them for my dining room and living room ~ you've gotten my 'sewing' juices going! Pinned and stumbled and also wanted to let you know that you will be my feature for this upcoming week's Project Inspire{d}. Have a blessed weekend.

  11. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time ….stopping by to let you know you have been featured this week at One More Time Events…Tammy

  12. Beautiful, Deborah! I have drop cloth curtains on my "to do" list for our master bedroom. Just for a change to the heavier drapes I have in there now. I have been debating between doing just ruffles at the top or at the bottom, but I like the way you've done it at the top and bottom.

  13. Oh my these are awesome and just so pretty but rustic all at the same time. I wanted to let you know that I am featuring your post tomorrow on Tuesday's with a Twist so please stop by to take a peek. Thank you again and have a great day.

  14. Wow! These look absolutely beautiful! Love, love, love those ruffles....a labor of love indeed! ~hugs, Poppy

  15. Your drop cloth curtains look wonderful, love all those ruffles

  16. So, so pretty! You've done a wonderful job. Ruffles may be a pain to sew but they make everything so much better.

  17. Deborah, I love drop cloth and these turned out darling! I really think the mixture of textures on the ruffles is fabulous! Thanks for sharing them with SYC. I will be featuring you this week.

  18. Your new curtains are just gorgeous!

  19. Great the dropcloth. I can't imagine the time you put into those but it looks like it was worth every minute.
    babiesbridesand lavender


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