Now, it's not that this closet wasn't doing it's job, as a clutter container it get's a gold star. The problem here was that the mess was still visible. Usually, there is a reason we put things in a closet, and that's because we don't want to see this stuff laying around our house. For this room to really be a relaxing retreat, we needed a way to conceal the storage. This is how we came up with the budget friendly idea to use a drop cloth curtain.
Drop Cloth Closet Curtain | No Door Necessary
Do you have a door-less closet keeping your room from looking tidy and put together? In this bedroom makeover, I'll share how I used molding and a drop cloth to completely transform the cluttered closet and give this room a classy new look.
To begin, I cut out three identical blocks from 2x4 lumber. Each block was 4 inches long and I drilled a 1/2 inch hole through the middle to accommodate my 1/2 inch conduit that will act as a curtain rod. You can find these steps demonstrated more clearly in the video.
I then screwed these blocks into wall studs above the closet, and fished my conduit "curtain rod" through the holes. You can purchase curtain rings that actually open and can be slipped onto the pole, or you can slide the rings onto the pole before you put it into place.
Next, I nailed molding onto the blocks to hide the pole and the curtain hanging hardware. I easily slipped my hands behind the molding to clip the drop cloth into place.
I used and extra large 15 x 12 foot drop cloth for this project which I got from White Duck Outdoor. It was a nice heavy 10oz material that hangs nicely like actual drapery. You can get a 5% discount on this website by using the code SIMPLELIVING.
This is such a quick way to hide the ugly and give your space a clean new look. Hanging the curtains closer up to the ceiling also adds height to the room and makes the space seem larger.
I did end up cutting my drop cloth curtain in half for a center opening curtain, but this is totally optional. If you like more of a seamless look, you could leave the drop cloth in one piece.
Check out the video for the full tutorial.
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