If you’ve recently moved from a house with shower curtains to a house with shower doors, then you’ve found yourself with a few extra shower curtains and liners. Or perhaps you’re in the midst of revamping a bathroom and the old curtain no longer fits the bill. If they’re the vinyl type (as opposed to cloth), here are 4 ways to reuse them.
How to repurpose a shower curtain or liner
1. Drop cloth. Use a shower curtain or liner as a drop cloth for a painting project, underneath a messy child’s high chair or underneath your crafting table. Also works well spread out on the floor for kids to sit on while they’re playing with Play Doh.
2. Waterproof picnic blanket. If you’ve ever taken a blanket out for a picnic, concert or other outdoor event, you’ve probably experienced the wet blanket phenomenon. To create a waterproof blanket, lay an old blanket or bed sheet on top of a shower curtain or liner. Cut them both down to the same size and sew the edges together. That’s it! (While you could hand sew this project, a sewing machine would save you loads of time.)
3. Line cabinets and drawers. Cut down an old curtain or liner to line the bottom of your cabinets or drawers. Use double sided tape or rubber cement to adhere them to your cabinets.
4. Protect car seats and trunk. Carting a dog in your car and frequent trips to the garden aisle at Home Depot can make a mess out of your car’s upholstery. To protect your vehicle, use an old shower curtain or liner to cover the back seat of your car or the bottom of your trunk. (Note: The trunk reference is for gardening supplies, NOT for your dog.)
Photo by House of Sims.