Good Morning All!
Do you know what winter……and Burlap Trimmed Drop Cloth Curtains have in common?
It’s beautiful weather in IL., cooler and sunny. Soon bitter cold weather will be here and the Charmer’s Spring/Summer curtains….
just aren’t up to the task of keeping us warm! The Charmer’s windows are original to the house, 1929 single pane windows. There are times we swear we can feel the wind blowing right through. Mr. Charmer won’t let the thermostat go higher than 70°!
So I needed to winterize our curtains. I can’t tell you how long I looked for fabric, at the right price of $100 for 7 large windows. The only material that fell in this range was… drop cloths.
I’ve seen them all over blogland, but being a lover of color I worried if they would be too plain for me (no judgement here). Unless I wanted to dye all the drop cloths (which I didn’t) the curtains would need to be fancied up a bit.
My inspiration came from all the burlap wreaths I’ve seen been seeing.
Are you curious to see more?
Want to see a little more?
I used tension rods so you can position them at any height you want…
I just love them, and the flexibility they provide. Tension rod were used to hang the curtains so I can play with the placement, up, down, open or not. Dropping them allows the sun and it’s warm air to come in..
I move them up at night to cover the whole window. I’ve always wanted full length curtains…
but these two very wide heat ducks located in the baseboard trim would block the heat/cool air. Another no no for Mr. Charmer!
If you don’t like changing things up as much as me, you could just use a burlap tie to let in daylight.
A close up of the burlap trim which I made out of Outdoor Landscape Burlap.
Love how they look in the room, and will be so much easier to decorate for the holidays with the lighter drapes.
Did I say how much I really like them? Hope you don’t mind I still have more photos to share…
A simple vignette using dried hydrangea in wicker basket and a brown transferware plate.
Click for the tutorial for the DIY Burlap Trim Drop Cloth Curtains.
What curtains have you been making?