Year after year I try to make my back porch look more inviting and like a relaxing oasis. There has always been something missing and this year I figured out what it was… curtains. So I made some Drop Cloth Porch Curtains and my porch now looks fabulous.
What you’ll need to make your curtains (affiliate links):
Curtain rod or metal conduit
2 Drop cloths (9’x6′)
First, stick the outdoor hooks to your porch structure. I chose to use these hooks because our porch enclosure is made of vinyl and we rent so I didn’t want to drill a gazillion holes into the vinyl. If your enclosure is made of wood, you can use curtain brackets. If using hooks, make sure to read the directions. These needed to stick to the vinyl for an hour before I could put the curtain rod on them. I know, an hour seems like a very long time to wait when you are so excited to get a project done. But believe me, you don’t want your curtains to come crashing down. Before you place your curtain rod onto the brackets/hooks, you will want to slide the curtain clips onto the rod. After that, place your curtain rod or metal conduit onto the hooks/brackets.
Using the curtain clips, attach the drop cloth to the curtain rod. Depending on how tall your porch ceiling is, the drop cloth fabric may pool up on the floor. You can either cut it and hem it or you can leave it as is like I did. I like the way it looks all pooled up at the bottom but that’s not everyone’s thang. The drop cloths are machine washable and can be easily taken down and washed if needed.
I tied my curtains back with burlap because it is what I had in my craft closet. I’ll probably get a prettier tie-back soon but for now this does the job.
I love the way my drop cloth curtains add a little bit of sophistication to my porch. I’ll be enjoying lots of drinks out there this summer and I’ll make sure to save you a seat!