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?