Photo courtesy of http://www.restorationhardware.com.
While searching online, I came across multiple sites talking about using painters canvas drop cloths to achieve that linen look. I was very skeptical that anyone would be able to achieve anything close to the look or feel of the Restoration linen panels, with a painters drop cloth. So I decided to take a chance and see what it would look like.
Now on to the next decision... how to hang them.
I did not want to sew/hem anything. I just wanted this project to be as simple as possible. I decided to use curtain clip rings, to show a more relaxed/casual look. I debated on hanging the panel as it was and letting the excess fabric pool at the floor. I decided I wanted a more finished look at the top, so I experimented with several different ideas. I finally found one that worked. I took the canvas panel and folded over a length of the fabric (approximately 14"). I then folded the fabric back on itself, to create a valence look at the top of the panel (approximately 7" in length). I then used the curtain clips at equal intervals, to hold my folded canvas together. The result was exactly what I wanted.
So here are the photos of how I folded the canvas and the finished result. The light diffusing through the canvas, the way the fabric looks & drapes is just like the linen panels from Restoration Hardware. I hope you enjoy the finished product... I know I do.