How to use painter tarps as outdoor drapes

by Kristin
This was one of the easiest projects and one that gets so much use!
I gave the tops of the painter tarps a pocket so I could easily slide the pipe through.I sewed a hem on the bottom of the painter tarps based on the height of the pergola.
I spray painted pipes purchased at home depot for a cheap alternative
This is how we secured them to the house.
We can block the direction of the sun from any direction. On a side note, I might have added something on the bottom hem to weigh them down so they don't blow when it is windy.
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  • Kes31291956 Kes31291956 on May 02, 2018

    What did you use to weigh the drop cloth

    down when the wind would blow in?

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  • Jerri Jerri on Jan 04, 2016
    great idea

  • Patti Patti on Jan 14, 2020

    I love drop cloth curtains, I have them all over my house, we just covered our deck and redid it, so this makes me want to put them there also. Thank you. Great idea