Have you ever thought about how to use a cloth shower curtain for a door or window treatment? That’s what I’m sharing with you today, and I’m really happy with how it turned out.
We have glass doors in our basement, near my art/craft space. Loads of great sunlight comes through the door. I love the sunlight, and it’s one of the reasons I chose the space. It makes me so happy. But sometimes, it’s a little too much sunlight.
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I wanted to soften the light a bit and add some privacy, so I hung a “shower curtain curtain.” Yes, a cloth shower curtain can make a great curtain for a door or window. It was news to me!
Here’s how I did it.
I had a cloth shower curtain that I had used in our previous house. Ever since we moved a few years ago, the shower curtain had just been stored away.
I already had an adjustable tension curtain rod that was the right size (in oil rubbed bronze) that fit inside the sliding glass door frame, and I bought some matching curtain rings with clips in the same color, to slide onto the rod and clip onto the curtain. Mine was a one inch tension rod, so I bought the curtain rings a little bigger. I think the rings are about 1 1/2 inches.
I slipped the rings onto the rod, placed the tension rod in the door frame and adjusted it tightly, and then clipped on the curtain. The clips made it so easy.
Voila, instant door curtain.
This particular curtain is hard to iron, so I steamed it instead. I have this handheld fabric steamer. I have to thank my daughter for singing the praises of handheld steamers, after she got one. I rarely iron, so I bought the steamer so that I could avoid ironing shirts when I forget to take them out of the dryer soon enough. It really came in handy for this project, too (although, there was a lot of fabric to steam, so it took a while!)
There is a little gap between the rod and the top of that door, which I like. It lets in light, while I still have privacy. I could add a little bit of coordinating fabric to the bottom of the curtain, to make the curtain longer. Then, I could hang the curtain higher, and there would be no door glass showing at the top. But, I decided I like that light coming through over the top.
If you would like to create your own curtain from a shower curtain, everything you need can be easily found at a discount store or online. Be sure to measure the width of your door or window, so that you purchase the right size tension rod. I think mine was only about $10.00, but they come in all price ranges. The clip rings are inexpensive, too.
Have you ever used a shower curtain as a curtain somewhere else in your house?
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