I am super excited to be sharing my next couple of posts about the outdoor projects we’ve been working on!
I’ve been planning on making curtains for our screened-in porch for a while now. We originally added the room to be a sort of “wet room” transition into the master bedroom from the pool area. I wanted a privacy solution that wouldn’t block the breezes but would still allow for privacy in case we wanted to change out of our swimsuits before going in the house. Previous to adding the room, we had to go in through the kitchen and traipse across the hardwood floors to get to the bedroom to change clothes. Not good.
Last summer, I figured up how many panels I would need and picked up this bolt of outdoor fabric from my favorite fabric store!! However, that’s about as far as I got before other things took priority.
I needed 9 panels at 100″ long. So, I cut them right off the bolt and used these grommets from Amazon to finish them off. No sewing involved!
For the curtain rod, I needed 2 9′ lengths and a 13′ length for the longest wall. All the outdoor curtain rods that I could find were pretty pricey, so I ended up just going to Lowe’s and picking up 4 10′ length of electrical conduit for $2.50 each — a total steal!
To hang the rod, we used just plain ol’ hooks. Here is all the hardware we used for the project.
I wasn’t really feeling the silver color, so I used a touch of Rust-oleum spray paint to make the hardware an oil rubbed bronze color. Also after cutting the conduit, I spray painted those bronze as well.
After the hardware dried, it was time to hang. Thanks to hubby for doing all the math!! 🙂
First, we hung the hooks evenly spaced with two in the corners to support the junction.
And then the rods! Thanks again to my dear husband for cutting the rods with the cheapy tube cutter I got! 🙂
Once we were sure everything was right, the curtain panels were added. I strategically placed the panels so that, when closed, all the openings were closed off. I am really happy with how it all turned out!
And, if you look close, you’re getting a sneak peek at my next project!