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Drop cloth curtains?

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Cisak

I've come across a few DIY bloggers who have made curtains out of painting drop cloths (heavy cotton canvas material). Has anyone here ever tried this? It looks ridiculously easy and inexpensive.

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Chloeee

i saw a designer do this on design star - her final result was not that great because she used caution tape as a trim, but feel like you could invest in some expensive or expensive looking trim and end up with a great result! thanks for the tip.. .

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Cisak

Interesting comments.@ spersaud: I did see one blogger actually paint a design on the drop cloth, based on a designer fabric. It looked pretty awesome but I wondered what would happen when it was time to wash the curtains.@lunasea: wow, helpful advice! This is the kind of thing I thought might be "the catch".@dawn: I started dreaming up all kinds of things that could be made with drop cloths, such as furniture covers! But given lunasea's comment, I might be better off paying the few dollars more for a better quality fabric. I do like the look of burlap too, I haven't come across any yet though.The washing of the drop cloths is I believe for shrinking as well as to make them softer. I'm not sure if they are treated with something or not, but we bought one from Home Depot and it's very stiff.

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spersaud

Interesting idea! Never tried it myself. I've been curious to try block-printing fabric for awhile now. Michael Penney did this awhile back: http://houseandhome.com/tv/segment/diy-block-print-fabric

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