Frayed Edge ~ Drop Cloth Curtains

I finally did what many of you have done. I used drop cloths for curtains.

This one is from Lowe’s.
I folded the cloth in half and ironed it. Cut along the center and then frayed the cut edges & snipped off the strings. I hung the frayed sides toward the window. I folded the tops down about 10 inches. The seams on each panel are opposite facing because of the way I folded them over but it isn’t noticeable.
They sort of blend in with the wall. 
(are you thinking what I’m thinking about the carpet?)
Those window panels were so easy!
They even match my linen color sofa on the opposite wall.
(How about I do something to that light fixture?)
To see another post on easy window treatments GO HERE.

20 Replies to “Frayed Edge ~ Drop Cloth Curtains”

  1. Luv the look of the drapes Holly. I bit the billet and put them in the master earlier this year as well. LUV the look. getting ready to reupholster a chair in it as well.Happy Holiday weekend!!Hugs, Gee

  2. {I don't know what happened to my bloglovin' comment lol. Trying again.} The drapes look great, Holly. I love using drop cloths too and will have to try the frayed edge next time. Your room is looking very cozy and like a great spot to hang out. Happy weekend.

  3. That looks really great. Nice job- I love working with those drop cloths.Quick question for you. I see you have the TV high up over the mantle. How is that when you are sitting down? We are thinking about doing that in our lower sitting room and hubby thinks it would be too high to watch comfortably. xo Diana

  4. Love the look of drop cloth curtains. I have them in my sewing room. And actually, what I think when I look at your home, is you would NevEr know it's a rental..Your decorating is fabulous!

  5. Your curtains turned out wonderful! I love the color scheme in your family room, it's very similar to mine. I haven't done any projects with drop cloth yet, I need to get on the bandwagon 🙂

  6. this room is gorgeous, holly–love the fireplace area and the curtains–no sew is always great! happy weekend!

  7. I love drop cloth for so many reasons! I have it everywhere in my house on many of my windows. Yours look great. Welcome to the dropcloth bandwagon. LOL!

  8. I'm a drop cloth junkie… I made my bedroom curtains from drop cloths and hung from clips just like yours! I didn't figure out the frayed edges tho…love that idea! I sprayed my rods oiled bronze and hung metal scrolls above them… wonder where I got that from *wink *wink!!! I love that they are neutral and don't have to be changed when I change with the seasons. Great job!!!Hugs,Pendra

  9. Oh, I love love love these curtains! What a great project! Adding the frayed ends at the top takes these stylish curtains over-the-top! I'm so glad you shared these. I need curtains for a guest bedroom I'm redoing soon and I want simple yet different window treatments. Please join TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS with this wonderful diy. Link goes live Wednes day at 8:00 pm. Hope to see you and your fringed curtains there!

  10. They are so easy and look so awesome. I have them in both my boys rooms for a few years now. I just never tire of them. They looks awesome in your living room!

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