Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Deployment Project # 87 - Patio Curtains

Deployment Project # 87
Patio Curtains

I have been working, here and there, on my back porch.  I am finally ready to show it to you, but wanted to show you my new curtains first.

I REALLY wanted to have some curtains with a print on them....but I needed 10 yards of fabric. Even cheap outdoor fabric is $10 a yard, and I just couldn't see spending so much money on outdoor curtains.


So I bought 4 drop cloths from Home Depot for $10 a piece....$40 total....much better than $100!


I didn't have to sew a stitch...I just hung them up with rings with clips attached.  I also didn't want to spend a ton of money on rods...they can cost $40 for one rod. I bought PVC pipe and spray painted it black.

  It's not the best option, but the cheapest. I will admit that the paint is already chipping off the pipe and it's not as sturdy as a true curtain rod, but it works well enough for my back patio. I didn't want to spend alot of money on these curtains, so having a crooked curtain rod is fine with me. ha!


Come back in the next day or so, so I can show you my spruced up back patio!!!! 

Have a great day!!


Susannah said...

These are the curtains you told me about! Thanks for posting this!

I wonder if filling the PVC with plaster of paris (or joint compound, I really think it's the same stuff!) would work. We've considered that or concrete before to make it more sturdy. Might need more supports since it would be heavier, though.

We've also hung curtains from a 1x1 piece of wood mounted. I hate to spend $$ on curtain rods.

Laura said...

I just found your blog. I love your creative ideas. I read the comment about you wanted a print on the curtains. However, I do like them as they are, but I had an idea for you.

You could use a stencil or freezer paper stencil to paint a design onto the drop clothes. Then you could have your printed curtains for cheap :)

Jane said...

I am freaking obsessed with your blog. This is so cute! One of the projects I am planning on tackling this year is I want to create an outdoor space like this. We don't have a porch so I am struggling with what to do a little. But, I have some time to figure that out.