My Front Porch

Being on a fixed income I couldn't afford regular patio curtains, so I bought 2 white water-resistant shower curtains at Family Dollar and spray painted them. for 25% of the cost. I now have shade and have dressed up the front of my 70 year-old house.
When I replace them, It will look a bit more professional. It will be interesting to see how long they last through the different seasons.

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10 questions
  • Wen2047415
    on Apr 24, 2016

    I love the idea. How did you hang them?

  • Kathy Brown
    on Apr 24, 2016

    How did you paint the curtains

  • Diane Nuckolls
    on Apr 24, 2016

    How did you attach to the wood and do you have tention rods at the bottom. It looks as if you do. great idea

  • Mary Burford
    on May 31, 2016

    How do you attach them to the porch?

  • Jo
    on Jun 22, 2016

    How do you hang them

    • 861650
      on Jul 22, 2016

      I used shower curtain rods and placed it from the pole to the house. This way you have air flowing from the top, the bottom and the sides. Sewed a pocket at the bottom for the second rod. Screwed a cup hook into the wooden floor. Used white ribbon to wrap around the pole and tied a bow in the cup hook. Note: if your porch is painted, the shower rods tend to slip. I took 220 sanding paper and "lightly" sanded each spot where the pole is attached at the top. I did put the curtain on the top rod and moved it around to get the look I wanted. There is six to eight inches of space at the top and bottom and around three inches on each side.

    • Linda
      on Jan 8, 2019

      Brilliant ! Water resistant already !

    • Carolyn S
      on Jan 15, 2019

      I’ve hung cheap sheers on the west side of my tiny front porch during the summer to block the heat. We used big screw hooks and an old piece of bamboo.

  • Tina
    on Jul 8, 2016

    I would love to do this how would I start ?

  • Deb Sanders-Byers
    on Jul 25, 2017

    where are the Instruction????
  • Azelia Mae
    on Jan 16, 2019

    How were they hung?

    • Pam Miller
      on May 22, 2019

      Looks like she just attached them somehow inside the porch and onto the top railing on the front and side. Would be nice if there was some instructions.

    • Betty
      on May 8, 2020

      Do not know how she hung them, but I would use the existing holes and hang them on the inside of top with hooks or simply slide hole over a hook.

    • Rebecca S
      on Jun 6, 2020

      The least evasive would be cupped curtain hangers and a rod. Some of these hangers have a screw through them to hold them, so the wind won't let the rod pop out and bonk your head.

      The easiest & steadfast way would be to use sturdy nails and some wire fed through the rod pocket. Wrap one nail, then feed it through the curtain, then wrap the other nail.

  • Liza Roca
    on Oct 11, 2019

    How did you do this..instruction please..:)

  • Nora
    on Oct 17, 2019

    How were they hung

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