When we moved into our house 5 years ago, we had just a plain old slab for a patio. We were baking in the sun during the summer, plus it just looked so blah! We soon fell in love with the idea of a pergola. Thankfully, my father-in-law is very good at building things, so he volunteered to make the pergola dream a reality.
This pergola actually gave us enough shade to satisfy me for a while. Every summer, when I finally get hot, I start to research covers and they are always out of our budget. Well, I was in the paint section a month ago and saw some drop cloths and was wondering if that might work. I didn't really give it another thought until a few weeks ago I saw a post from a blogger using a DROP CLOTH!! I was so excited! I even commented on her post and I THOUGHT I saved it to one of my Pinterest boards, but it's not there. Anyway, if you are reading this blog and are saying, "Hey, that was me!", then please send me a note and I will link to your post because I am so grateful!
The drop cloth I found was at Wal-Mart. They have 2 different sizes. I bought the one measuring 9x12 for only $20.00.