Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Drop cloth, canvas, how about muslin?

I tried the drop cloth drapes in my bedroom like I've seen a lot of people have but they just didn't look right. I decided to try something lighter and actually seached WalMart and liked the muslin material. There were different types to choose from and I picked the Super Muslin fabric. At $2.47 a yard, it was a great deal.
I hemmed the bottoms with no sew glue and just folded the top over to the length I needed and hung them from drapery rings. I love the bamboo shades but I needed more privacy in the bedroom and wanted to be able to darken the room without closing the drapes as my husband works shift work and sometimes needs to sleep during the day. I got these jute roman shades in chocolate brown at Target and really love them.
I will be changing the bedding. I change things A LOT and it's easier to find bedding you love than to find nice drapes so that is one reason I went neutral on the windows. The muslin drapes will go with anything. Have a happy weekend.

5 comments:

southerninspiration said...

Looks so light and fresh!! Love it!

Suzanne

Lou Cinda said...

I LOVE this! Those drapes look custom ~ they really do!! Don't you just love hem tape???

You have inspired me ~ again...

Have a great weekend

Lou Cinda :)

Darlene said...

Those look WONDERFUL! I am getting ready to do drop cloth window treatments in my garage! We have two windows in there with mini-blinds that are falling apart and I think the drop cloth window treatments will be cheap & easy!

Terri said...

Oh, I love the soft look of your drapes. Am debating about trying either dropcloths or muslim on my family room windows. Thanks for helping me visualize it.

Kitty Scraps said...

I've just done drop cloths drapes on my porch for privacy but was thinking about muslin for the bedroom. Yours look great! Just the look I'd love to have in there. Thanks for the visual!