Aug 9, 2013

Floor To Ceiling Drop Cloth Shower Curtain

I have a guest bath reveal coming in the near future!

This bathroom has slowly gone under some beautifying since we moved in our home 4 years ago.

The latest change? A new shower curtain.

But a standard shower curtain just wouldn't do.  I had seen the floor to ceiling shower curtains on blogs for sometime now and just knew I had to have one!

Besides bringing a wow factor, the floor to ceiling shower curtain also makes the bathroom appear taller by drawing the eyes upward.
Take a look for yourself.
Huge difference, right? Right!
I decided to make one out of canvas drop cloth instead of trying to find one online. That's just how I roll most of the time, you know me.

I purchased a double pack of 6 x 9 drop cloth from Home Depot (which was a total score for the price of 1!) and got to work right away.

1.) First I washed and dried the drop cloth to get rid of the stiffness. It worked like a charm!

Note: after drying, the drop cloth did shrink a bit, but thankfully still covered the area nicely!

2.) Next, I ironed, ironed and ironed all those wrinkles out! This was my least favorite part, of course!

3.) I laid a sheet down to protect my kitchen floor (not that it's worth protecting, the thing needs to be replaced) and laid the drop cloth on top of it.

Then I measured and taped off 3 lines.  I decided to go with two very thick ones and one slightly smaller one in the middle.

4.) I painted the lines with some white latex paint I had laying around. This part was a little tricky since I wasn't getting even coverage at first. I had to apply 3 coats. No biggie thought, I kept my eye on the prize!
I removed the tape right after finishing my last coat and let the lines dry. The kitchen was off limits for a few hours (I ensured my family they would not die if they didn't eat for 3 hours) until I could move the curtain to what was at that time a spare room.

I also spray painted the shower curtain rod with Krylon's Satin Nickel spray paint. That stuff dried fast! I was able to handle it within 30 minutes of painting! Love it!

The next day, my lovely tall shower curtain was ready to hang. And since I have absolutely no sewing skills whatsoever, I bought these clip rings from Target to just clip on! Problem solved!
Note: I actually returned these for the satin nickel ones after I thought things through.

And this is what I beheld when all the clipping action was finished!

The difference was such a breath of fresh air, let me tell ya!

I'm so glad I went with a few thick stripes instead of thin ones. It keeps things simple but still makes an appropriate impact for this small guest bathroom.

I want to keep things in this bathroom light, fresh and airy so using a drop cloth was perfect for me since it somewhat resembles linen.

What do you think? Do you like floor to ceiling shower curtains of do you prefer the standard ones?

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Anonymous said...

It looks great!!!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks Pabla!!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Looks wonderful, Selene! I also love the look of the floor to ceiling shower curtains. It really does make the room look taller. I'm not a seamstress either...not even close...I can't even sew on a button!! Good to know I'm not the only one! LOL! Great job!!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thank you, Lisa! I'm really digging them! And welcome to the, "I'm sorry, did you say you want me to sew that for ya?" club!

First House Spouse said...

Looks great, Selene! On the home page there is a large white-space gap between the bottom of this post and your previous post. Just though you'd want to know! Might be due to the second Google ad section area being newly installed?

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Well, thank you! Yeah, I'm not sure why that large gap is there..been there for some time. I just haven't gotten around to fixing it or figuring it out! Thanks for letting me know though! I appreciate it!

Tina C said...

Looks great! I love how versatile drop clothes are.

Dawna Motz said...

Great job! I really like how it transforms your little space. Stopping by from Love of Family Blog hop. Hope you will hop on over to the country as well. Take care. Ps I have no sewing skills either!!

Amber Koogler said...

You are my pick for feature this week at Give Me The Goods! Would love for you to stop by and grab a button!
Amber@ Dimples & Pig Tales

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks a bunch, Amber!!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks, Tina! I adore drop cloths as well!!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thank you, Dawna! I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who lacks sewing skills!

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