“Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.” Henry David Thoreau.
Fussy window or door coverings, although beautiful ….. not me.
I am a… light coming in and unobstructed views of nature .. kind of girl.
The below pictures were taken on a Southern rainy day without door panels.
But………. for privacy reasons and relief from hot sun or cold wind…. coverings are sometimes necessary.
Joining the recent canvas drop cloth craze,
I made simple roll up coverings for three French doors in the breakfast room.
They give me both … privacy when needed and light when desired.
Don’t we love it when we can have it all!!
This can be a sew or non sew project.
Because my sewing machine has been gathering dust from non use,
I brought it out for this project. Maybe next time I will use the iron on fusing.
It was simple enough to do again.
Items needed for this project
canvas drop cloths
sewing machine or iron on fusing
ropes, ribbons or ties .. 4 for each door .. 15 ” for each tie
Velcro. One package for each door
Step 1. Measure window section of door, the part to be covered and add enough for hemming edges and a fold down flap at the top. I added 4 1/2 inches for the flap. I only added 1/2 inch for the hems. My measures …. 24″ x 71″
Step 2. Measure and cut canvas painter’s drop cloth. I bought 2 at Lowe’s for around $14 each.
Step 3. Hem edges using fusing or sewing machine.
Step 4. After makeing a 1/2 hem at top, fold again to make a 4 ” hem using machine or fusing.
Step 5 After heming, fold toward you to make flap
Step 6. Attach ropes, ribbons or ties. I used rope. Attach 2 ropes in front of flap …each 6″ from edge of panel and 2 ropes behind the panel.
Step 7. Attach velcro to door above window part on door and back of panel. Hang panel.
To let the outdoors in, roll up and tie.
The drop cloth canvas door panels are a great casual summer look for me
and simple enough to make a variation for fall and winter.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. ~Leonardo DaVinci