DIY: Drop Cloth Curtain Panels with Leading Edge Detail

September 5, 2013

DIY: Drop Cloth Window Panels with Leading Edge Detail. High-end look for less than $20 to make. via @Jenna_Burger,

I'll be honest, none of the window curtain panels in my home cost more than $50.  Yet all are custom made.  Not by an uber-expensive fabricator, but by me. Store-bought and/or custom-made curtain panels can be very pricey, but the same look (or better) can be achieved by making your own.  And guess what, it's not difficult...   As the calendar turns and another Fall approaches, Lowe's put The Team to the test this month to create a new window treatment for the home.  I was in need (well more like a want) of new window panels for the dining room, so I knew it was the perfect … [Read more...]

DIY: Christmas Stockings

December 7, 2011


Did you check out my newly decorated Christmas mantel?  If not, that's okay (but head over there now).  In that post you got a little sneak preview of the Christmas stockings that I recently made.  As a family of four, we've never had matching stockings.  The mister and I have the same (since we bought those together after getting married), but then came child #1 and he got a different style stocking, and after that child #2 came along and she has an even different style stocking.  Anyway, each year it's been a mish-mosh of different color and style stockings hung on the mantel, until … [Read more...]

DIY: Drop Cloth Placements with Decorative Top Stitch

November 15, 2011


The Holidays are right around the corner and as I've been finalizing the table decor for Thanksgiving and getting ready for Christmas, I realized that I didn't have any placemats that were festive or unstained (from past Holiday gatherings).  I was just about to head to the store, when I remembered I had purchased a new package of drop clothes the week before.  Why waste the time of spending money and venturing through the crowded stores, when I could just make what I was envisioning?! If you've been a follower of mine for a while, YOU KNOW that I love drop cloth material!  Have you … [Read more...]

DIY: Faux Roman Shade

June 15, 2011

Faux Roman Shade

You might think I've gone drop cloth crazy (which I have), but this material is truly simple, affordable, and stylish!  Plus it's also durable, chic, and a great neutral palette for any accent color.   Lately I've been transforming my interiors to look a little more casual. With updated fabrics on the pillows and windows, and some stylish new accessories and repurposed pieces, my interior is changing into my desired style (of the week it could change again)..haha).  My latest drop cloth project was to make faux roman shades for my dining room windows. Before, the window … [Read more...]

DIY: Drop Cloth Table Runner

May 17, 2011

Drop Cloth Table Runner

Lately I’ve been a wee-bit obsessed with drop cloths…not the ugly blue kind, but the pretty and fabulous heavy beige version.  I’ve basically gone drop cloth MAD - - everything in my house is being transformed with drop cloths.  (I may need drop cloth therapy in a few weeks, but for now, I’m okay…ha!) After making a few pillows (which I’ll share soon), I ventured into making a runner for my dining room table using, non-other than, a drop cloth and a fun chevron accent fabric (you know I love chevron).  I’ve never quite found a table runner that is the ‘perfect’ size, until now because - - I … [Read more...]