Small Drop Cloth Curtain for my Craft Closet

November 14, 2013 AT 11:00 am 5 Comments

I wanted to share with you a small change I made in my craft closet.

It is something I had originally planned to do when I did my craft closet makeover, but I never got around to it.

But with Better Homes and Gardens coming to my house, it made me kick everything into high gear and “get ‘r done!”

If you missed my original closet makeover, you can click HERE or on the picture below and it will take you there.

craft closet makeover

If you look at my craft closet, you will notice a empty space in the middle of the baskets at the bottom.

craft closetI had several of you ask what that space was for.

Well, I thought about putting a stool there, but what I really wanted to put there was some hidden storage.

It’s all great and all to have open shelving, but I usually only like to put pretty things on those shelves.  That’s why I sometimes need a place to hide my “uglies.”

So I really wanted to create a curtain to cover up that little space and hide some stuff behind it.

I grabbed some scrap drop cloth material that I had and cut it to fit the opening in my closet.

I basically measured it the height of the opening plus a  couple of inches to allow for the hem at the bottom of the curtain and the “pocket” hem at the top of the curtain.

I measured the width of the drop cloth to be almost twice the width of the opening so that it would create a “gathered” look when hung.

Then I used my hot glue gun to create a small hem on the sides and bottom of the curtain.

drop cloth curtain

And then I glued the top of the curtain over to create a “pocket” for the tension rod.drop cloth curtain

Then I just hung that baby up!

Easy Peasy!!!

craft closetNow do you want to see what is hiding behind the curtain?  Smile

I decided to store my sewing machine and paper shredder behind the curtain!

drop cloth curtain for craft closet

And I built another small shelf in there to hold some of my sewing supplies.

I love that I can hide items like those behind a curtain for easy access.

I don’t think I have ever showed you where my Giant Command Center is in relation to the rest of the office.

craft closet and command center

 

It’s right next to my craft closet.

And I have been loving it!  It truly has helped me stay a little more organized.  {A little, I said.} Smile

So that’s it!  A small little improvement to my craft closet!

 

I hope you are having a wonderful week!  Tomorrow is FrIdAy!!!  Smile


 






Comments

  1. My daughter used large drop cloths for the draperies in their living room. When we had our back porch closed in for an unheated sun room, I used drop cloths for my curtains. I think I have some pictures on my blog, it was 2-3 years ago though.
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  2. Hi Traci, this looks fantastic. What a transformation. WHERE did you get the baskets. Have a project in mind and need some just like those. Thanks

  3. Great creative space! Love it!
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  4. Really awesome. The entire look is changed with your thought. By using curtains we can hide items that we don’t need. Everyone will get good ideas by watching your blog. Thanks for sharing and posting this information with us…

  5. What a fantastic idea! We’re inspired by this project and could see something similar for a sunroom or patio area for lite duty gardening supplies. Thanks for sharing.

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