Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Drop Cloths for Benches!

Good morning Bloggers!  I’m up early to go and watch Syd and Sam then this afternoon take them to dancing recital practice…a Grammy’s work is never done!:)
I thought I’d add some pictures of two projects I’ve done with drop cloths, if you have never used a drop cloth for a project try it and you will be so surprised at there versatility and ease of use, I know I was hooked!
This was my mom’s little footstool, I painted the legs white, actually I’ve covered it twice!
Here is the first time I covered it with a pillowcase I had found at a estate sale for a $1.00 really loved it but I found my taste changing and wanted another style and truthfully wanted to try the grain sack look everyone was doing! Here is the pillowcase with the pink rosebuds!
and it all done!  So pretty but I couldn’t leave well enough alone.LOL
I just had to try the grainsack look so went to Lowes and bought a dropcloth, they are so inexpensive! Here are the tools that I used! I know we all have these but thought I’d include them for the newbies out there that may be reading this.

I found this one picture of it done and it’s now in my enteryway!
I also used the dropcloth on this bench I found for $15.00 at a yardsale last summer, I first covered it in fabric I found at JoAnn’s!
Pretty but wanted a different look!
Remember it is so easy to do, I love the newest look to it!
I’m linking up to My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for the dropcloth  link party going on!
Stop by and see all the fabulous projects going on!
Gotta run!
Thanks for stopping by and hope you leave a comment, you know how they can make you smile even on a crappy day!


Brandi said...

love your drop cloth makeovers. the grain-sack style looks great on both pieces.

NanaDiana said...

Darling use of the drop cloth! Love your little stool and your bench! Does Mom want her stool back now?;>) xo Diana

laura said...

Love your new looks! Have you ever machined dropcloths? I always wondered how easily they are to sew with as they seem quite tough and thick?
Laura x

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

In love with your makeover!!
Thanks for linking!

Gina said...

Both of these look awesome! I've never done anything like this with a dropcloth, but you've certainly inspired me to give it a try.

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Really cute! I love your painted stripes.

cynthialeedesigns said...

I love your makeovers!! I have a chair that I want to recover and want to do it with a drop cloth and add some stripes. We have a close-out store near-by that has drop cloths...thinking that I need to go check out their prices.

Angela said...

Those look great!!! Awesome job!

Heaven's Walk said...

Your two projects turned out soooo sweet! I love the grain sack look, and to be able to create my own now will be so much fun! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

xoxo laurie

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Thanks for the great idea and thank you for stopping by my blog.
I hope that you enjoy the book that I suggested. It's kind of a hard one, but I thought it was good.