Monday, November 5, 2012

Drop Cloth Magic

Every since I discovered drop cloths I have been using them for everything.  Pillows, floor cloths, shams and now a table cloth have been made with drop cloths.  My next project is going to be curtains.  Price per yard can't be beat.  Drop cloths are not all the shop around.  They vary in color and even vary  if they have a seam down the middle or not.  Just throw them into the washer and dryer and get busy with your imagination.

This drop cloth was purchased at Wal-Mart for $20.00.  I will be covering a dining room table that seats 12 and is four feet wide.  There wasn't any seams in the drop cloth and all the edges were already turned over.  I washed and dried the drop cloth and cut the width down.  I turned the seams over to have a clear edge.

I ironed out the drop cloth.  I made a stencil for my "W" that would be painted on all four corners.

Since this would be a very long table cloth I wanted something in the middle. So I stamped a design with black paint.

Making an oval design with my stamp.

  In one afternoon I had a very large custom table cloth for $20.00!!!

Now to try curtains with another drop far I haven't made anything from them I didn't enjoy.

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  1. Wow, it's just beautiful, Janette! Your table is going to be so pretty for the holidays.

  2. I would have never have thought of this, what a great idea! I am going to have to look around for some of these. Love what you did with yours

  3. Great job, Janette! I would love to do that AND curtains. I have thought about it for years, now :/

  4. Hi, Janette! I just recently looked at my Wal-Mart for dropcloths and only found plastic. I know what you mean about different stores carrying different colors. Great idea with the additional of the stamps on your table cloth!

    1. The quality of the Wal-Mart drop cloth was great..very tightly woven

  5. hey janette!

    please don't worry about the cookies!
    i'm fasting sugar anyway. :)

    you might send up a little plea for my
    two middles (max and sunday.) they
    are in a dangerous quagmire, and i am
    grateful for your prayers.

  6. I finally took some time (while waiting for our grandchildren to wake up to catch up with you here! You have such a flair & ability to turn the "ordinary" into such unique and charming items...I look forward to seeing more of your ideas spring to life!

  7. Wow! That is beautiful! Now I've got to try this.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

    Blessings - Julie

  8. Wow! That is beautiful! Now I've got to try this.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

    Blessings - Julie

  9. Love it!!! I'm right behind you as we're hosting 14 this year and my usual cloth won't be big enough. THANKS for the BEAUTIFUL inspiration!
    Follow those DREAMS girlfriend!!!! The Lord has great plans for you!

  10. Canvas Drop Cloths are one of my Fav Decorating Fabrics too... so sturdy and I Love the Organic feel and hue of them and how versatile they are for Creating things for a Vintage Country Look.

    Dawn... The Bohemian


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