Yes, you might say I'm obsessed with curtains!!! Every room needs them...they can be super expensive...and when I saw this idea I couldn't wait to try it! Traci from "Beneath My Heart" was my inspiration! She uses drop cloths for so many things from indoor curtains, slipcovers, you name it!
Why did I like this idea? They're pretty, cheap, durable, and already hemmed! I will tell you though that drilling into stucco wasn't as easy as I thought!
This is what our back patio looked like the day we took possession of the house...
And here is what it looks like currently...
Using Traci's advice, I purchased my drop cloths at Home Depot. These don't have a seam in the middle like the ones from Lowe's do. I used the 9x12 size and they were $20 for the pair!!!! That's cheaper than IKEA, folks!
The nice man at Home Depot recommended that I use PVC for the rod since it's lightweight and made of plastic...no rusting! He cut it for me and everything! Great idea, until it wouldn't fit through the rings I bought. So on to PLAN B. I went back to Home Depot to get bigger rings. There weren't any that were bigger that had concrete anchors to match! Come on, Traci made it look so easy!
PLAN C (the next weekend). I went out in the garage and saw a curtain rod that I had planned to use in the living room. Spray painted it (after making sure it fit through my rings) and ta-da!
Before (silver rod) After (painted metallic bronze)
Okay, so I don't have a picture of my handy-man that had to come over to drill the holes in the stucco for me. I bought a new drill bit and everything, but when my hole kept getting bigger in circumference instead of depth, I panicked and called good ole Mike! He didn't even charge me! He also recommended that I hang them a little higher than the ground because of rain soaking into the bottom. Good advice. Great guy! I eventually need to paint the brackets, but it works for now!
Here are more pictures. Accessorizing will come later.
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