DIY Outdoor Curtains And Screened Porch For Under $50
Add Outdoor Curtains To Your Patio, Porch, Or Deck With This Simple Hack To Save You Tons Of Money
Yall we are pulling back the DIY budget savvy outdoor curtains on this outdoor hack, (warning: there will be a lot of curtain jokes for the duration of this post).
This is the last project of our outdoor porch series & I am so excited for it to finally be complete!
Something about twinkly lights & outdoor sheer curtains makes a space feel extra whimsical & romantic, so of course, the patio needed some ASAP! But have yall looked at the price of “real” porch screen curtains?!
They are crazy expensive & did not fit into my teeny tiny budget so I had to DIY my own version.
There are lots of ideas for outdoor curtains out there but I couldn’t find anything that really saved me money because they all still used expensive curtain rods.
So I took my tiny budget to Lowes & came up with this amazing hack for how to hang outdoor curtains for CHEAP!
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Supplies For DIY Outdoor Curtains:
- Sheer Curtain Panels (these ones are $5 apiece)
- Scotch Guard Water Shield
- 3/4″ PVC
- 5-Pound Command Hooks
- Black Spray Paint
- String Lights
Not only are the curtains expensive but so are the rods for
- Start by spray painting the PVC, I went with black satin.
TIP: Do not let the PVC stay out in the sun for extended periods of time because it will bend & warp.
2. To hang the PVC along the ceiling I used 5-pound Command Hooks. Be sure to follow the directions for applying them to ensure the best hold.
I have always been a fan of porch screen curtains, but I do like that the Command Hooks give me the flexibility to take them down without leaving holes in the ceiling.
3. Once the PVC is dry you can cut them down to size & hang them on the Command hooks.
I recommend hanging them in shorter runs so that they will be more sturdy & easier to work with. For instance, for a 12ft long area cut them at 6ft.
4. Next, I added the sheer curtains I bought from Walmart. They are about $5 apiece, which is a great deal!
Don’t make my mistake though & just eyeball the length you will need, because you will be wrong & they will be short. Trust me!
5. After the porch screen curtains are hung use Scotch Guard Water Repellant spray to waterproof them. This will help extend the outdoor curtains’ life & keep them from looking dingy.
Even though the curtains are on the porch & won’t be directly rained on, I gave them two really good coats of spray.
This rope was leftover from another project & ended up being perfect for tying back the curtains.
If you are worried about the curtains blowing in the wind you can also time them down at the bottom corners to the porch columns or secure them with stakes in the grass. Maybe you are a better seamstress than I am & could even sew in some weights to the bottom of the curtains.
Some people like to use drop cloths as outdoor curtains for privacy because they are thicker, but these sheer porch screen curtains really do provide a good bit of privacy.
That’s it yall, the easiest & most budget savvy porch screen curtains ever!
“Real” screen curtains for a porch would probably keep the bugs out a bit better but honestly this version has really improved the mosquito control situation!
This DIY porch screen curtains hack cost me less than $50 for everything which is a big win for me & my wallet! I even used the leftover water repellant spray on my DIY bench cushion.
Now that the final project is complete, operation patio makeover can come to an end!