In our old 1916 house, we have high ceilings. Ok, they aren't that high but that extra 6" does make them seem higher at 8'-6". I wanted floor to ceiling curtains. The fabric I want runs for $40 / yard.
(that's NOT it but pretty close to the pattern and color)
I would need 6 yards ($240) plus the black out lining $5 / yard ($30) which will grand total my dream curtains for $300 with tax and everything.
So I bought a 6' x 9' drop cloth from the paint section at Walmart for $10.
Ordered some paper doilies 4" and 12" ($10)
I cut out the numbers from the 12" then I did a practice run with white spray paint ($8). LOVE the WHITE
Figured out my layout.
But the drop cloth is about 2 shades lighter than the pizza box, and the white wasn't showing up, so I had to go with black. (wasted the $8 for white) and went back to the store and bought 4 cans of the BLACK bbq and stove paint (super durable and DARK) $20
Love the numbers
1916 (year the house was built)
I like it. Then I cut it in half and sealed the edges with some polyurethane.
And since a free sewing machine hasn't showed up on my beloved craigslist yet, I duct taped the back for the curtain. And cut curtain slips with my Cutco Super Shears!
And there you have it.