Easy Drop Cloth Curtain for My Cabinet Under the Sink

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30 Minutes
I've been wanting to do this for a while now but recently my sweet little Pioneer Woman Rug made me do it! It had to go on out of the house and down the road. Yes, it got a stain that wouldn't come out and I'm a giant OCD goober and couldn't get over it "staring at me"....sorry pretty rug!
I ran to Lowe's and picked up a 4' x 5' 8oz canvas drop cloth which cost me $5.98. 
NOTE:  I washed, dried and ironed the drop cloth first before I got to making my curtain.
Here's my sweet little PW rug with my PW curtain that I made from a tablecloth.  Of course they match because they are supposed to.  But my new rug doesn't match the PW curtain anymore! In comes the new drop cloth curtain.  My under sink curtain is held up with a tension rod so I can easily remove the curtain and wash it if it needs it or just swap it out for another one, like I'm doing now.

See how I made this curtain from a Pioneer Woman Tablecloth by clicking right here.
First I measured my cabinet opening that I was making the curtain for.  It measured 30-1/2" x 20".  I wanted the curtain to be full with some gatherings so I used the entire width of the drop cloth (48") but measured down 23" from the top and marked some cutting lines.  I then folded the cloth over on that line and cut from one side to the other.
I turned down the cut edge to create the rod pocket and pinned it.  Before I pressed the seam in with the iron, I ran the tension rod through it and tried it out to see if the length was good.  After I was happy with the way it was looking, and keeping my presser foot on the cut line, I sewed a straight line from one edge to the other. 
I ran one more straight line about one inch from the folded over top.  This is the pocket my tension rod will go into.  The bottom edge was already hemmed for me and the sides were nice and surged as well, so that's all the sewing I had to do.  I told you it was EASY!

If you don't have a sewing machine you can try stitching this up by hand or use Stitch Witchery to make your curtain as well.
Here's my new brightly colored rug that I got at Walmart for $5!  Bargain cuteness!  It has all the colors in our kitchen, mostly because our kitchen has all the colors due to my love of the Pioneer Woman Collection!
I ran the tension rod through the pocket, rehung it and then evenly adjusted the gatherings to my liking and I was done!  I have enough drop cloth left over to make a curtain for the window as well.  I'm saving that project for another day though.  I like the way it turned out and am happy with the little change it made to the kitchen.
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  • Maria Markadakis Maria Markadakis on Oct 13, 2018

    WHAT ABout the carpet

  • Kelli Cook Kelli Cook on Jun 17, 2020

    Looks better than I thought it was going to be, but why don’t you put the doors back on?

  • Amber Amber on Nov 27, 2020

    What color is the paint on your cabinets? Love that color!!!

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  • Caye Andrews Caye Andrews on Jun 18, 2021

    I love that rug! I used a tablecloth with the same design and made my curtains. I think the drop cloth is better because you can change the rug whenever you want. Looks very nice!

  • Sta8668555 Sta8668555 on Jun 18, 2021

    I love the cabinets...and the curtains match the sink now...really cute.