Then one day while I was perusing Pinterest, I saw drop cloth curtains from Shanty 2 Chic and just knew that I found my solution. I ran out to Lowe's and bought a 4 by 15 foot drop cloth. I cut the drop cloth in half so I ended up with two panels that are roughly 7.5 feet long. I sewed a quick hem along the edge where I cut the drop cloth and then popped them into the wash.
Since my room is beige all around, I needed to add a little color to the curtains. I grabbed my painters tape and the hot pink paint that I used on the diaper box and got to work. I taped out three stripes of varying widths.
I filled in my stripes with my hot pink paint. Surprisingly, the paint bled through the panels but I had a huge piece of cardboard underneath them just in case. Actually, it's the same cardboard that I used when I painted the shower curtain.
classroom post). Anywho, I was thinking about just cutting a few slits into the top of the panels to hang off of the hooks, but then I worried about them ripping so I decided to sew a few ribbon loops onto the top of each panel. I went to my ribbon stash and found this bright green ribbon that I used for my Grandma's birthday wreath.
You may wonder why I only made two panels when I have thirteen windows. Basically, I wanted to make sure that they stayed up and blocked the sun before I spent any more money. I am going to go back into school in a few days, and if they're still hanging then I'll grab another long drop cloth to make two more panels. I'm not sure I'm going to paint the next set, but we'll see! If these can take the temperature down even a few degrees in my classroom then I'll be happy!
Have you jumped on the drop cloth curtain bandwagon yet? If you search for them on pinterest, you'll find a ton of examples. They look really nice in people's houses. I'm all set, for now, with curtains in our house though - bummer!
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