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Friday, April 1, 2011

DIY Painter tarps

Truly this is the easiest project ever.
How cheap too!
Painters tarps make the best curtains.
After I did  Jack's room,
I decided Alex needed some window treatments as well.
Bought the canvas at Walmart for 9.97. This was the perfect size
I did not wash these before hand, as I wanted the wrinkles. I taped across, and down, to have a square pattern
I then hand brushed each square, some lighter than others.
For less than $40.00 I have my own custom made curtains.
I am in the market for a new comforter for Alex's room,
I want something a little more rustic outdoor looking.
And here I recently found it, at Belk's.

My boy left for  Orlando Florida this morning to go on a school band field trip. Alex plays the trombone  and they are having a performance at Universal studios on Saturday.  He was so excited! He was also excited because his new airsoft gun came in yesterday.  This is a big hobby of his.

And guess who wants to be just like big BRO?
Alex was kind of enough to pass down his other gun, and when Jack gets old enough he can play too.
Jack has no concept of time. We told him when he was 12 he could start playing.
The boy is only 9, and the gun is sitting in his room waiting.
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41 Comments:

Blogger Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

You learn so much when you have boys...at least I did...
Love those curtains!!!
Love that pic of your boy and his gun!!!

March 31, 2011 at 7:07 PM  
Blogger Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a great idea! Love how that looks.

March 31, 2011 at 7:12 PM  
Blogger Viki said...

This was such a cool idea. Looks great. We used a tarp like that once and used paint for a banner.

March 31, 2011 at 7:13 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

What a great idea! It looks fantastic too!

March 31, 2011 at 7:21 PM  
Blogger ♥ Sonny ♥ said...

they look great~!! you did good deb. just right for a boys room.

March 31, 2011 at 7:50 PM  
Blogger CAS said...

Well, aren't you just so creative & clever!!! Well, we already knew that; but, seriously, these are great. Who knew painters' cloths were so versatile?

Aren't boys just so delightful!
CAS

March 31, 2011 at 8:07 PM  
Blogger Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

The curtains are perfect! So cool!Hope your son has fun in Orlando. My youngest will be leaving for Orlando on Monday for a Senior class trip.

March 31, 2011 at 8:08 PM  
Blogger Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Well, who'da thunk it...painting a painter's drop cloth, phshh...
I'm putting the heal of my hand to my forehead and thinking about V-8 juice right now!
LOL...
I love this idea. Not bad for custom drapes.

Pat

March 31, 2011 at 8:15 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Those look great. Kind of a tie died look. He will have such a great time.

March 31, 2011 at 8:27 PM  
Blogger Michell @Girl in Air said...

freaking awesome!!

March 31, 2011 at 8:30 PM  
Blogger Martina said...

Debbie they look fantastic!! Your on a roll girl! Martina

March 31, 2011 at 8:40 PM  
Blogger lvroftiques said...

Those turned out great Debbie! What a fab idea! Whatever did we all do before painters cloths? *winks* Vanna

March 31, 2011 at 8:53 PM  
Blogger Donnie said...

I would never know those were drop cloths. Great job. Hope your son has a fun trip.

March 31, 2011 at 9:26 PM  
Blogger ❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Great curtains, I just love them and the price was fabulous. Thanks for letting us see:)

March 31, 2011 at 9:38 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh, he is going to be at universal on Saturday, the weather will be great! Love the curtains! You crafty girl!! I always forget about painting fabric or even stenciling with paint on fabric, got to try it!

Carol

March 31, 2011 at 9:42 PM  
Blogger Martha said...

Very cool curtains! I like them!!

March 31, 2011 at 9:58 PM  
Blogger primitive ole frugal mumma said...

what a fantastic idear ,they look great!! lovin the colour to ..

Heidi :-)

March 31, 2011 at 9:58 PM  
Blogger Pattie said...

Debbie, love drop cloth it's the best and way cheap... Great job

Pattie

March 31, 2011 at 10:14 PM  
Blogger Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Great idea! and it matches perfectly in his room :D

March 31, 2011 at 10:19 PM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

Great job on the curtains. If the manufacturers only knew what we are really using their drop cloths for the price would probably double overnight. You did a really nie job! xxoo Diana

March 31, 2011 at 10:28 PM  
Blogger linda said...

they look wonderful and the picture of Jack is awsome lol when hes 12 to funny:)

March 31, 2011 at 10:52 PM  
Blogger Chandra Chinnis said...

I wanted to try the drop cloth curtains. I ended up finding some panels for $5 though. They are canvas so I can probably still try it. HMMMMMMM

March 31, 2011 at 10:59 PM  
Blogger Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

You did a very nice job with the curtains, Debbie!

March 31, 2011 at 11:09 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

Only you could come up with something so perfect for his room. Great job.

March 31, 2011 at 11:18 PM  
Blogger Shelia said...

Hi Debbie Dear! Oh, honey, you're amazing! I love what you did to make these curtains! They look wonderful and little Alex is so cute and I think he may have a little of his mommy's sense of humor! ;)
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

March 31, 2011 at 11:58 PM  
Blogger Butterscotch Caramel said...

My 13 year old son was setting by me at the computer when I came to this post. I asked him if he liked this idea....."Yeah, it's pretty RAD"!!!!!
He wants some.

Thanks for the great idea.
Laurie

March 31, 2011 at 11:58 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Too creative! I love the squares, and the curtains just look perfect in that room!

Kelly

April 1, 2011 at 12:00 AM  
Blogger Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Those turned out great Debbie. Great way to personalize your own panels.

My youngest plays the trombone too. He's been playing since middle school. Hope he has fun in Orlando. Hope he didn't hit all that bad weather!

April 1, 2011 at 12:17 AM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

You are amazing... Ok so the son went to Florida... how is mom holding up? I would be a blubbery mess!

April 1, 2011 at 12:26 AM  
Blogger Valery (CEO Wanna Be) said...

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April 1, 2011 at 12:56 AM  
Blogger ☆☆Mumsy said...

You're an inspiring artist, Debbie, and what a great idea too. It looks wonderful!

April 1, 2011 at 6:55 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

Your custom made curtains couldn't be any more cool! I bet your son loves them. Smart idea to paint the dropcloth!

April 1, 2011 at 7:43 AM  
Blogger Piorra Maison said...

Love the idea. I think I will try that. looking for rustic and can't find them, you just gave me an idea. thanks for sharing.
Caroline

April 1, 2011 at 8:19 AM  
Blogger Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love those curtains...what a great job on them!!! I'm loven the drop cloths too, so many different ways to use them!

Rondell

April 1, 2011 at 8:21 AM  
Blogger The Decorative Dreamer said...

Fantastic job on that! I like the whole look and you can't beat that cost!

April 1, 2011 at 8:26 AM  
Blogger Kammy Wielenga said...

That. Was. Brilliant. I love seeing something I've never seen before or thought of!! I need to remember that for my son's new room we're building!

April 1, 2011 at 8:34 AM  
Blogger mississippi artist said...

Love the curtains, perfect for a boys room. Ditto for the comforter.

April 1, 2011 at 1:28 PM  
Blogger Angeline said...

This is such a great idea - you are GENIUS! thank you for sharing (Check out Design Sponge's Sneak Peek: Heather Chotos...very cool, like yours!)

April 1, 2011 at 4:13 PM  
Blogger Carmie of the Single Nester said...

Great job! I never woulda thunk it.

April 1, 2011 at 6:03 PM  
Blogger Gypsy Heart said...

Love the curtains! How did you think of that? I always wonder what goes on that creative mind of yours. :-) Seriously, they look great.

Alex is adorable! I know he's going to have a blast on this trip.

Hope you're having a great weekend!
xo
Pat

April 2, 2011 at 12:03 AM  
Blogger At The Picket Fence said...

Love the curtains Debbie! I am always amazed at all the creative ways people use dropcloths. I had to laugh at the pictures of the boys.. I knew exactly what they had. My son is a huge Airsoft player. We have big "wars" on our property all of the time. It's been a fun hobby for him. Thanks for linking up to Inspiration Friday!

Heather

April 2, 2011 at 11:26 PM  

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