Friday, June 24, 2011

10-Minute Patio Curtain

Remember this drop cloth I showed you the other day?


This is why I bought it:



As lovely as this view of the north side of the house is, I decided something needed to be done about it.  
Yes, I could clean it up, but we don't have a whole heck of a lot of storage around here.
(Those are my 'someday' rain barrel drums from my to-do list, by the way.)

So I layed the canvas out on the living room floor, cut it up the middle, plugged in the iron, and went off to get my Stitch Witchery.  
Um, 15 minutes later, I came to the conclusion that there was none in the house.  
There may or may not have been some cussing.

But then I found this:


I used this glue to make my wedding veil.  
It's pretty awesome.

I dug a shower curtain tension rod out of my stash of randomness, layed it across the top of the canvas and made a rod pocket using the glue.


 I did the same thing to the other panel, walked it outside and hung it between the arbor posts.



Ahhhh, MUCH better.
Not a bad fix for under $10 bucks.









12 comments:

  1. LOL - I do that all the time. I know it's here somewhere,...okay, I guess it's not,...what else can I use?

    Looks great - nice fix to replace your view with billowy curtains instead.

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  2. Fabulous idea!!!!!
    Take care
    kristin
    My Uncommon Slice Of suburbia
    (can't sign in)

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  3. hmmm. I'm afraid my whole backyard kind of looks like that (but we are down to only one "someday" rain barrel -- we have the other two operational finally. Your fix looks great!

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  4. Thanks everyone! It's holding up great so far - even with the rain.

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  5. What a great idea to hide all the tools and everything! :)
    Thank you so much for linking it up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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  6. I just saw a similar idea on my uncommon slice of suburbia and I think I am going to attempt making outdoor curtains for our pergola this way! Awesome!

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  7. Thanks for sharing....great idea..quick, easy, love it!

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  8. this is the great idea! i've made the same in my house: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6TMjEkXE2vUejJrOWtlZ1BkWnc/view?usp=sharing

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