Diy outdoor patio curtain ideas
This seasonal, airy design provides relief from the sunniest of days every while providing you with an uninterrupted view of the surrounding gardens. Your decision to research boiling tub surrounding ideas should include temporary seasonal options in order to provide for the needs you are searching for.
Pros and Cons of Enclosing Your Boiling Tub
Before you make any permanent plans, be certain to weigh both pros and cons of your decision to enclose your boiling tub.
To start, boiling tubs do need to be regularly serviced, and ensuring there is enough room available for regular maintenance, or any future part replacement, is available.
If you enclose your boiling tub you also may interrupt your chance to lay back and gaze up at the stars, but depending on where you live you may be providing much more privacy in order to better enjoy every the perks a boiling tub has. If protected, a boiling tub can also final much longer than if left exposed to the elements. Plus, you may get more seasonal use out of it since you won’t own to worry about shoveling off snow before using, or clearing a pathway to enjoy.
Enclosures also assist stave off those pesky nighttime insects that love to ruin your evening experiences.
This airy enclosure provides both privacy and a degree of protection from the elements, and allows this boiling tub simple accessibility every year circular. Pergola love roofs and lattace sidewalls permit for comforting breezes, but still protects you from everything but the worst of what Mom Nature can bring.
DIY Outdoor Curtains
I love the glance of cabanas. They’re private little outdoor rooms that are typically found near pools/bodies of water. We don’t own a pool but I thought we could re-create a similar glance on our covered back patio with the addition of outdoor curtains and a slatted screen!
Step 6 – Mark and pre-drill holes for floor flanges
When the pipe pieces are fully dry (tacky pieces leave finger prints in the paint), grab a floor flange and put it on the mark(s) on your wall/column that you made back in Step 1.
Using the floor flanges holes as a guide, pre-drill holes into the wall with your drill.
If you need to study how to use a power drill, check out our DIY Digital Workshop for a quick tutorial. I used a concrete anchor because I was mounting my pipe curtain rod to stucco. Adjust your screws and drill bit based on the material(s) you’re drilling into!
Repeat this process on the other side of your wall/column. Don’t forget to pre-drill the holes for the floor flange you’ll be using as your middle support, AKA the one you’ll be attaching to your tee piece via the nipple!
Step 12 – Attach hardware to wall
When your curtain rod is positioned in put, grab your drill with the appropriate drill bit and screws, and screw the floor flanges on each wall in put (two total).
Remember to screw the floor flange for the middle support in put before letting go of the curtain rod!
Step 4 – Clean paint rod and pipe pieces
Odds are your pipe pieces are going to be a little gross!
I soaked my smaller pieces (floor flanges, tee, nipple) in some boiling soapy water for a few minutes before rinsing and drying them off. Then I sprayed some Goo Gone onto a rag to clean the stickers and various gunk off my larger pipe pieces.
I wiped them below with soap and water and dried them off.
Step 5 – Spray paint rod and pipe pieces
After my pieces were clean, I took them exterior, covered my work area, and spray painted every of the pieces with Rust-Oleum’s oil-rubbed bronze spray paint (my favorite!). I let the paint dry in between coats per the suggested time on the spray paint can.
Step 11 – Grab a buddy!
Fair warning: this step is a little tricky!
It would assist to own an additional set of hands (or two!) available to assist you with it.
Position your ladder(s) in put (don’t forget to grab your drill, drill bit, and screws) and get ready to work some muscles!
Pick the entire curtain rod up and lift it into put, lining it up with the pre-drilled floor flange holes on either side of your wall/column.
Step 3 – Have rods cut
After you’ve sure the length of the pipe you’ll need, head to The Home Depot to purchase your supplies!
If you need a custom-sized pipe cut (say in.), The Home Depot will cut and thread your pipe(s) in-store so you don’t own to purchase any fancy equipment!
Step 10 – Attach floor flanges to pipe rod
Screw the floor flanges onto each finish of the pipe rods.
Your whole curtain rod should be assembled at this point!
Step 8 – Attach tee piece to pipe rods
Keep your working gloves on so you can screw one piece of pipe into one side of the dry tee piece.
Screw the other piece of pipe into the other side of the tee piece.
Step 1 – Determine rod placement
Figure out how high you desire your curtain rod to be and then mark the position on your wall (or column in my case) using a measuring tape and a pencil. Study how to use a tape measure in our DIY Digital Workshop.
I love to hang my outdoor curtains high and wide, so I chose to hang my pipe rod at the top, middle part of my columns, which is 9-ft.
Step 2 – Determine rod length
To determine the length of your pipe rod, use a measuring tape to measure the span of your space. My space is in. endless and because it’s so wide, I’m adding a middle support in the middle of my space so the whole curtain rod doesn’t sag or tug out of the columns.
Step 9 – Slide curtain rings onto pipe rod
Slide your curtain clip rings onto your pipe pieces (one pack of rings per side) BEFORE screwing your flanges onto the ends!
I chose to attach my outdoor curtains to clip rings instead of directly to the curtain rod via a rod pocket because I wanted to be capable to take my curtains below and wash them easily.
If I would own attached them directly to the curtain rod via a rod pocket, I would own had to unthread the pipe pieces each time I wanted to take the curtains down.
Step 7 – Attach nipple and floor flange to tee piece
Grab your working gloves and screw the nipple piece into the top of the tee piece. Screw a floor flange onto the finish of the nipple piece. This will act as the middle support of your curtain rod.
Note: The threads on the pipe can be helpful of sharp. I really should own been wearing gloves when I did this.
Fortunately, I managed not to cut myself, but I seriously recommend you wear gloves when you do this. These mechanics gloves would be a excellent choice.
Step 13 – Attach curtain panel to clip rings
After your curtain rod is securely hung in put, you can either relax your muscles or you can grab your curtains and start clipping each panel to the drapery rings. I chose to use canvas drop cloths for my outdoor curtains because I wanted something that would be durable enough for outdoor use.
Our outdoor curtains are meant for decoration only, meaning they don’t fully shut.
Even though they don’t fully function as normal curtains do, I love how they assist soften the glance of our boxy patio space and give us that cabana feel. I also love how they provide a little bit of shade and protect us from the harsh desert sun!
DIY Curtain Tie Backs
In order to hold our new outdoor curtains from swaying in the wind, I created a set of tie backs to assist hold them in put. These tie backs are so simple to make, you could finish a set in under 30 minutes!
Step 1 – Measure and cut rope
Determine how endless you desire your tie backs to be and then use a measuring tape to measure the desired length out on your rope.
I wanted my tie backs to be in. endless so I marked my rope at in. and cut it with a utility knife. I measured and marked my rope again so I could cut a second piece of rope at in.
Step 3 – Tape twine and braid
Cut a piece of electrical tape and use it to tape the ends of the twine to the finish of the rope.
Braid the pieces of twine together.
Repeat for the other finish of the rope.
Step 2 – Measure and cut twine
We’ll be braiding the twine into a loop/hook so you’ll need three pieces of twine for each finish of the rope (six per tie back, 12 total).
I measured out my twine at 6-in.
and cut it below to size with scissors. I measured, marked, and cut 11 more pieces of twine below to 6-in.
Step 4 – Loop braid and attach
These outdoor curtains are made from a drop cloth and hung on an industrial pipe curtain rod.
Caitlin Ketcham of DIY blog Desert Domicile created the curtains to give her back porch a breezy cabana look.
This was part of her recent backyard makeover for The Home Depot Blog’s Patio Style Challenge series.
Here is her simple tutorial for the outdoor curtains and pipe curtain rod. Caitlin also shows how she the nautical tie backs from rope.
Is there anything more relaxing than enjoying a endless soak in a boiling tub at the finish of a endless day?
Strained, stressed muscles start to loosen, and tension begins to melt away after only a few minutes. Boiling tubs are that one luxury numerous people love to leave available year circular, but are unfortunately often restricted by exterior seasonal weather changes.
There are a few steps you can take, however, to assist make that dream a reality. These boiling tub gazebo and boiling tub enclosure ideas provide more than enough fodder to get your design ideas flowing!
Avoid the Elements
Perfect for protection from seasonal precipitation and gusty winds, this semi-permanent enclosure also boasts a skylight to permit you a view of the night sky year circular. Concrete patio slabs also provide a perfect foundation for your cover to relax upon to assist you get to and from the home.