Published on April 4th, 2013 | by Jules Yap


Turn a throw blanket into a shower curtain

Materials: Ursula Ikea Throw Blanket

Description: A blanket can be a gorgeous shower curtain too.

See step by step instructions on Lynne’s blog.

~ Lynne Knowlton, Design The Life You Want to Live

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28 Responses to Turn a throw blanket into a shower curtain

  1. Anonymous says:

    My first thought when I saw this was that hair would cling to it.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I think this is adorable..and I have no idea whose bathroom would have such poor ventilation that it would get moldy or mildewy. I live in DFW –pretty humid — and I’m not a housekeeper Ninja….but I have a cloth curtain with a thick plastic liner…and mildew or musty smell have never been an issue. Take all the negative energy you’re slinging and pour it into getting some better ventilation..instead of dogging the designer.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Lynne, I actually tried this last year with a printed fabric and found it got smelly and had mold growth at the edges after about six months. The liner prevented soaking through but wasn’t great for keeping it completely dry. Perhaps you could treat the throw with a water resistant spray or even wash it in vinegar weekly to prevent mold growing? I think it is nice to try an alternative to a plain plastic curtain though so props for being creative. :)


  4. Anonymous says:

    sheesh folks, you can disagree without being mean… a simple “it’s imaginative but I’m not sure it’s practical” would suffice

    to the OP, don’t let the nasty comments get to you, if it works for you, great….

  5. Anonymous says:

    is this late April’s fool day?

  6. Yes, that kind of spray will make it waterproof, but a big blanket will need a lot of that stuff and those chemicals are not very eco-friendly.

  7. Anonymous says:

    What about using the spray cans which waterproof Hiking boots and such.. Wouldnt that help protect it from the humidity in the bathroom?

  8. Anonymous says:

    Brilliant idea, but your title should read “Turn a throw blanket into a lung destroying mold factory”.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Oh please don’t play the anonymous card.Just because we read Lynne Knowlton above your comment doesn’t identify you in the internet plus it doesn’t really make a difference ok?Yes his/her comment is kind of harsh but honestly that was the 1st thought I made(and many others I bet)when I saw the post just were kind enough for you I guess not to post it.You didn’t like the comment?Then don’t respond to it.You have given the “never gets wet is lined with a liner” kind of responce to 5 differend persons.If they are really interested in that kind of a hack knowing that it’s quite hard to get mold they will visit your blog and find the info they need.

  9. kora ortiz says:

    its hard to tell that it is lined at all..but if you look there is a plastic liner..but still,the humidity would get it wet,throws arent ment for that kind of mositure..its a cute idea but doesnt seem like its gonna work out very well for long

  10. mona says:

    it is just deco.
    under the blanket is a normal shower curtain….

    • metai says:

      So you have to keep the outer curtain on the outside of the shower basin, and the inner curtain inside. And only take cold showers to avoid steaming the big blanket. Right, totally worth it for the looks.

    • Anonymous says:

      No good, no matter how good the ventilation is in the bathroom there will always be steam. And nobody likes to take cold showers. Bad hack

  11. Anonymous says:

    You can put water restisting foil on the back of the curtain.

  12. Anonymous says:

    I guess this could be applicable if you use some heavy-duty impregnation. But none the less this looks just awful and quickly makes you think of mold and problems with hygiene.

  13. Anonymous says:

    gross, why would you do this?

  14. Anonymous says:

    Yuk imagine the smell after a while!

  15. I generally like the idea to use a blanket as a heacy curtain – but in the bathroom? I’d be afraid of sogginess and mold.

  16. Kamianta says:

    Wet blanket? Phew…
    Use it like door curtain, but remove it from bathroom asap :)

  17. JulieJ says:

    That doesn’t look too practical to me. Won’t the blanket get super soggy and just stretch and go out of shape? And how long will it take to dry?
    NOT the best Hack on the site!

    • Anonymous says:

      Yep, I was thinking about that. Lame hack :(

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    • JulieJ says:

      Lynne, i’m sorry you’ve been so upset by the comments below, some are rather mean and I certainly didn’t intend to cause any upset. However, I think it’s unfair to suggest that all the negative comments were because I left mine.
      I think Erin has the point right. There is no mention of the liner in the post above and you have to look really carefully at the last photo to see it. I’ve seen other Hacks where there has been some commentary so it would have helped to add a few words – you don’t need to include all the details. I don’t think you can expect everyone to go read the blog post – that’s for people who want to make one.
      Your shower curtain does look very nice (and I’d like to see the tiled picture behind it) – but I still prefer a glass screen for practical reasons. Each to their own.

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