DIY Floor to Ceiling Shower Curtain (Quick and Easy Method)

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I have a guest bath reveal coming in the near future!

This bathroom has slowly gone under some beautifying since we moved in our home 4 years ago.

The latest change? A new shower curtain.

But a standard shower curtain just wouldn't do.  I had seen the floor to ceiling shower curtains on blogs for sometime now and just knew I had to have one!

Besides bringing a wow factor, the floor to ceiling shower curtain also makes the bathroom appear taller by drawing the eyes upward.

Take a look for yourself.


Huge difference, right? Right!

I decided to make one out of canvas drop cloth instead of trying to find one online. That's just how I roll most of the time, you know me.

I purchased a double pack of 6 x 9 drop cloth from Home Depot (which was a total score for the price of 1!) and got to work right away.

How to Make Floor to Ceiling Drop Cloth Shower Curtain

1.) First I washed and dried the drop cloth to get rid of the stiffness. It worked like a charm!

Note: after drying, the drop cloth did shrink a bit, but thankfully still covered the area nicely!

2.) Next, I ironed, ironed and ironed all those wrinkles out! This was my least favorite part, of course!

3.) I laid a sheet down to protect my kitchen floor (not that it's worth protecting, the thing needs to be replaced) and laid the drop cloth on top of it.

Then I measured and taped off 3 lines.  I decided to go with two very thick ones and one slightly smaller one in the middle.


4.) I painted the lines with some white latex paint I had laying around. This part was a little tricky since I wasn't getting even coverage at first. I had to apply 3 coats. No biggie thought, I kept my eye on the prize!

I removed the tape right after finishing my last coat and let the lines dry. The kitchen was off limits for a few hours (I ensured my family they would not die if they didn't eat for 3 hours) until I could move the curtain to what was at that time a spare room.


I also spray painted the shower curtain rod with Krylon's Satin Nickel spray paint. That stuff dried fast! I was able to handle it within 30 minutes of painting! Love it!

The next day, my lovely tall shower curtain was ready to hang. And since I have absolutely no sewing skills whatsoever, I bought these clip rings from Target to just clip on! Problem solved!

Note: I actually returned these for the satin nickel ones after I thought things through.


And this is what I beheld when all the clipping action was finished!


The difference was such a breath of fresh air, let me tell ya!


I'm so glad I went with a few thick stripes instead of thin ones. It keeps things simple but still makes an appropriate impact for this small guest bathroom.


I want to keep things in this bathroom light, fresh and airy so using a drop cloth was perfect for me since it somewhat resembles linen.

What do you think? Do you like floor to ceiling shower curtains of do you prefer the standard ones?

About Selene

Hello everyone, I'm Selene! I'm obsessed with DIY and lover of all things home and beauty. So, take your time and peek at my fabulous guides going on around here!

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