DIY Drop Cloth Curtains

DIY Drop Cloth Curtains

Hello Friends!

Who all has seen the beautiful drop cloth curtains all over pinterest and instagram? I was seeing them all over the place for months and then decided to give it a try.

Initially when we built our house we put 2” faux wood blinds up in all of the bedrooms and on all of the windows on front of the house downstairs.

I love being able to see out without having to look though blinds, but we also wanted some privacy at night. I’ve looked and looked for different window treatment options, but you want the truth? I am CHEAP! Lol.

Don’t get me wrong I LOVE nice things, but if I can save money then I’m going to atleast attempt to DIY it!

Bringing us to the DIY drop cloth curtains….

They are 100% no sew…. like so much so that there isn’t even adhesive strips involved.

Items needed:

  • Drop cloth curtains
  • Curtain Rods
  • Café Hooks
  • Tape measure
  • Ladder
  • Assistant if possible

** For a lighter look and softer texture you will need to bleach your drop cloths. Click here to see how >> BLEACHING YOUR DROP CLOTHS **

DROP CLOTH CURTAINS

First you need to measure what size drop clothes you will need.

LENGTH: Measure from the top of your curtain rod to the floor and the add enough material for your overhang. This is all going to depend on the look you are going for. Below are a couple of different options. Also, where you want to install your curtain rod will need to be decided before you measure. Just don’t short yourself on material. It’s better to have more material than less.

CURTAIN ROD: Make sure you like the look of your rod since it will not be hidden. I love the oil rubbed bronze or black, but this is all according to your style and preference. We raised our curtain rod 7″ above the trim. This will give the appearance of taller ceilings, which is what I wanted to do. We have a 2 story house currently so our walls are shorter than our old house.

OVERHANG:

When I hung my first set of curtains I had a shorter overhang and stopped the curtains a couple of inches before the floor.

Another way to hang them is with more overhang and with a couple of inches on the floor. Like this..

Either way looks good, but honestly I prefer more overhang and the gathered look on the floor like in picture 2.

Another option is how I hung them over the kitchen sink. For these I did have to use adhesive tape.

I cut off the drop cloth to the length I wanted, used adhesive tape on the ends for a cleaner look and then had a short overhang. See below…

HANGING YOUR CURTAINS:

Once you decide on the amount of overhang you want then it’s time to hang them. I like the seam showing as you can see on the close up below, therefor I fold them where this is on the front.

Simply fold them over and clip them to your hooks.

You can create a more pleated look by doing a little fold over. Click here to see a video on this.

That’s is it!!! Told you it was crazy easy. Lol.


Thanks for stopping by!! I can’t wait to see how your projects turn out 🥳. Don’t forget to tag me so I don’t miss it.

❤️-Danya
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Farmhouse Entry Table

Hello everyone🙋🏻

I am sharing my DIY Farmhouse Entry Table with ya’ll 🙂

While building our house 🏡  I knew I wanted to use the lumber left from framing the house and wood from an old pile on our land to build something. I ran across this GORGEOUS farmhouse entry table on pinterest by homedecormomma and knew right away this is what I wanted 😍

After reviewing home decor momma’s table plans I made a list of supplies and drew  a sketch of the table. I then did what any good friend and mom would do…. I gathered the troops to help! We dug through the massive pile (and I mean massive) of lumbar scraps for the majority of the table. For the bottom slats we used the wood from an old privacy fence that was on the land.

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We first cut each piece of wood and then began putting it together.  As you can see below the wood used for the slates (from the old privacy fence) was extremely weathered. To remove the years of tarnish I first pressure washed the table and then used the palm sander to smooth all of the edges and remove the debris.

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I then applied a grey stain and lime washed it with two coats.

It was a little wobbly (this was total builder error and I can say that since I’m part of the building crew:) so we added a solid backing which completely fixed it!!

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👌🏽  Annnnnd Ta Da…..

I am so happy with how it turned out!!
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Stay tuned for updated pics of this in our new house!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

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-Danya

Farmhouse / Barn house Table

IMG_4593.JPGGood afternoon everyone!

I wanted to share my farmhouse, AKA “barn house” table DIY project. I decided to redo our family table. I have ALWAYS loved our family table and so many memories have been made at this table, but with a new house it only seems fitting to get a new table. Right? Well instead of getting a whole new table I gave ours a “facelift”.

Its hard to see, but this was the before picture. Excuse the mess and the ugly rent house floors, but I wasn’t planning ahead with this DIY project.

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September 12, 2015 kids, grandkids, and friends gathered for breakfast

Here is a better view with the legs. Just shows you how many memories this table was around for. This was our first house we built and my sons birthday party…. He is 19 now 😦

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The one in the blue is now 19 years old!

So we moved the table to the garage at our wonderful rent house and started the sanding process!! I sanded, sanded, sanded, and did I mention sanded? The top of the table had to be fine sanded and the legs I just rough sanded.

Let the staining begin… I looked at paint stains for days and finally decided on Minwax Gel Stain in Hickory from Home Depot. I applied 2 coats of this with a clean cloth and then began the work on the legs.

BTW I love the gel stain, super easy to use!

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Then for the legs I applied 2 coats of  Rust-oleum Chalked paint in linen white, also from Home Depot. I love the chalk paint! First time using it (minus back in the day when we actually made chalk boards out of it). It was so clean and matte.

I honestly love the look, even without distressing it.

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Distressing was the most stressful part of the process (well mentally; physically sanding was the most distressing:). I watched videos and researched Pinterest and finally decided that I had to have Annie Sloan wax, like the rest of the Pinterest world uses! Having no clue where to buy it I did the logical thing and Googled it… Google knows all. It directed me to the Annie Sloan Stockists page where I used my zip code and found it in a awesome store close to my work. This store is called Painted Tree Vintage Market and had the cutest products. My run in and get the wax trip turned into a 2 hour, wish I had more money, shopping trip! I purchased the Annie Sloan clear wax and the dark wax (along with a few additional items that I didn’t plan on).

I was torn between the dark wax and black wax, but figured the dark (being more brown) would go better with the table top. I applied the clear first, let it dry and then applied the dark.

I made sure the dark was deep in the creases and distressed areas of the wood. Like this..FullSizeRender-7.jpg

After everything was good and dry I then applied 2 coats of the Minwax Polyurethane in Satin.

And taaa daaa…

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Up close DIY Farmhouse AKA “Barnhouse” table

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😍

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Hope this helps all of you DIY’ers. Thanks for stopping by!

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-DanyaR

Here we go…

Hello everyone!!!

Welcome to our house building journey. My inspiration for this blog was my love for building, creating, seeing a vision come to life, and to help in any way with your same journey.

When we decided to sell our 1st house and build again it all happened so fast we didn’t even have time to realize what we had done. We listed our house and 6 acres and it sold…. IN ONE DAY!!! Yeah, thirty one days later we were out of what we thought was our dream home and in a rent house (NO FUN!). After that we went back and forth with trying to find our dream land or settling and building next door to the house we just sold (since we still owned 6 acres there).

My husband wanted more land and searched site after site for the perfect place. We ended up finding 52 acres and that was that… within a week we were starting the buying process. Which brings us to our house building journey.

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I searched for months for the perfect house plan. I searched plan after plan and nothing was IT. We took the ones we liked best and sketched out what we wanted and met with an architect. He was able to draw out the plans to our dream home to build on our dream land.

Initially we wanted to build a rock and brick country style home and then THERE IT WAS!!!!! My husband had told me about this rock and metal house, but you know in one ear and out the other… and then one day were were driving back home and I saw it! I made him turn around so I could take pics from the road (like a house stalker). It was a rock and red metal house that is quite opposite of what I am usually drawn to, but I WAS IN LOVE <3. Of course I had to hear the I told you so’s and the “I’ve been telling you about this house”, but I didn’t care. We then began the search for info on metal houses. I wanted to see pictures of other metal and rock houses, but to my disappointment there was VERY LITTLE. Which brings me to why I am starting this blog. Let me bring you up to speed with where we are today….

Take a little (when I say little I actually mean HUUUUUUGGGE headache, lost sleep, wild, yet fun) trip with me through the process….

As you can see we have been hard at work with footings, lots of dirt work, plumbing rough in, slab, safe room, framing, electric and plumbing work, metal installation, shingle shake siding installation, Cedar beams, and finally the rock that brought it all together.  (I will post separately on items like the beams, metal, rock colors, etc…)

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Which brings us to where we are today!! 

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Man that sky!!!!!

While we remain Under Construction, literally… I will continue to update on our progress and add separate posts on building mishaps/DIY’s/Money saving tips/planning, as well as my progress with antique finds and decorating DIY’s.

From the moment we talked about building I have searched high and low for lighting, home decor, and furniture to fill this “big barn” as we have heard people call it 😉

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