For most of the year, my back screened porch was arranged like this.
But instead of this outdoor dining room, I’ve been wanting a more cozy and conversational arrangement. Plus, I’ve always loved the cabana look which is both relaxing and inviting. I took inspiration from West Elm:
and from Elle Decor (I think):
and from Decor Pad:
But I’m not spending $715 ($65 apiece for 11 of them) for outdoor drape panels. Not a chance. Instead I took a cue from DIY blogland and decided to go for the Home Depot drop cloth curtains at $10 a pop. Instead of curtain rods we used 1/2″ PVC pipe which cost us about $7. (Do you KNOW how much “real” curtain rods cost? Insane.) I already had 4 sets of clip curtain rings, but did have to buy another 7 sets, which were about $7 each.
The whole project set me back $174.
$116 – 11 Home Depot Drop cloths
$7 – PVC pipe and couplers
$51 – 7 sets of curtain clips
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