In an effort to lighten things up in our living room, I ventured down the path that many before me have gone ~ the drop cloth aisle at Lowes or Home Depot. The other day, I picked up a couple of drop cloths in the paint department and went to work making panels.
It's really easy because all of the sides have been hemmed already. The most time consuming part is bleaching the canvas, which in this case was three washes, and painting the wooden rods and rings.
Some minor sewing was involved with hemming and the addition of the pleat tape at the top, but overall, this was an extremely easy curtain project.