Monday, July 8, 2013

DIY Outdoor Canopy Curtains

Outdoor canopy tent curtains are not only
beautiful, they serve much needed shade from the sun.

I found an inexpensive solution to our outdoor curtain needs...



Our deck can get very hot in the summer.  The angle of 
the sun makes it hard to sit under the canopy many times.


We needed curtains that could be drawn across to block the sun 
or be tied back for a cozy feel. 

Canopy curtains are quite expensive and if your canopy
wasn't fitted with curtain rods, 
it makes hanging curtains very difficult.

After searching around for a while 
I settled on a set of curtains from Ikea. 
They are light weight, cotton, and best of all inexpensive. 

The curtains come in a pack of 2 panels and for this project
 I needed 2 packages. 

I am not going all the way around my canopy because
 2 sides of mine are against my house.


These are the Ikea curtains I used...


And these are the simple shower curtain rings I used to attach them to the canopy braces.


The top of these curtains not only have a rod pocket, it has
straps on the back you can thread the rod through. 
I used these straps to hang the curtains.

They worked perfectly holding each ring onto the bar.

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The shower curtain rings can be clipped or unclipped as necessary to move the curtain along the rod.


The curtains look beautiful tied around 
the corners of the canopy and can be moved across to
block the sun or protection from a light rain.


At night the lights go on and it's a great place to hang out.





This is an easy and inexpensive solution that looks great!

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10 comments:

  1. I used to have a wonderful canopy with curtains on my deck...m dog ripped those things to shreds, and that was the end of it for me. Miss it, though!

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  2. I would love to do this in my back porch. I need to figure out curtain rods or a way to hang them. Thanks for the hint about IKEA!

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  3. Beautiful, it creates a dreamy outdoor space! So lovely!
    xoxo Becca

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  4. Thanks for the tip. Can you share where you found your canopy? I've been looking for something just like it! Thanks so much.

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    1. Hi Eleanor
      I got my canopy at Target. Every year or 2 the top needs to be replaced but the canopy lasts a good 10 years.
      Thanks for visiting!

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  5. When an older post gets a new look, it's just icing on the cake! It's a great post Susan!

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  6. Ill be the first guy to give you kudos!! Im going to surprise my wife with this awesome rig!

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