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8/27/14Drop Cloth Curtains

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While shooting The New Boho Book, a few of the houses we shot used simple hardware store canvas drop cloths as curtains. I always liked the look of them. They let light shine through while maintaining privacy, and something about the weight of the fabric was perfect. So I picked up a drop cloth and decided that it would be worth it to try and tie-dye it and see what happened. While the dye (after washing) didn’t hold SUPER well (the canvas is not 100% cotton) I still love the look of my $10 curtain! (and yes, it’s the very same panel that we used as a table cloth for Ida’s birthday!) So it’s an idea that can work for table cloths, curtains, and even picnic blankets. Next time I might try indigo or even a turquoise. Thoughts?

Justina Blakeney Justina Blakeney

Designer, artist, stylist & mama. Founder and CCO at The Jungalow. Crazy for color, pattern and plants!

13 responses to “Drop Cloth Curtains”

  1. Sarah Ball says:

    It looks great! I think it might even be preferable that the dye didn’t hold super well.

    I’m putting curtains over my closet soon and I’ve been on the fence about what colors and materials to use. I was ready to give up and go with plain white but seeing this opens up heaps of new ideas : ]

    Thanks!

  2. Rose D'Angelo Designs says:

    They look amazing. We use canvas drop cloths for a lot of things in our home, including covering our sofa & love seat!!

  3. Jessica says:

    It looks awesome!! I really, really love it! We are needing something for our playroom window and this looks like such a unique and fun project. I’m a huge tie dye fan, so this will be perfect.

    In my dying ventures, I’ve found using vinegar in the wash really helps “set” the dye and keep it from fading out as much. I don’t know if you used that with this project, but thought I’d mention it just in case. (In some cases, salt in the dye bath also helps retain a deeper pigment.) When I dye with RIT, I put salt in the dye bath and do vinegar in the first wash.

    Thanks for sharing with us, Justina!

    Love and light,
    Jessica

  4. Jess says:

    Love this, Justina! I tried indigo dyeing for the first time today, and it was so fun! I was disappointed with how much lighter my stuff turned out too… Will re-dye next time for sure. I also wanted to thank you SO much for styling your lovely Target stool shots with our magazine! We really appreciate your support!!

    Jess

  5. Kukla says:

    Wow it looks amazing. I did indigo dyeing with old tablecloth…

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  7. Jen says:

    Love how it turned out!!

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