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13 projects using drop cloths

 

While putting together a recent post about decorating your home on a budget I was looking for affordable fabric options.  I came across several amazing projects using drop cloths in place of fabric.  You can have the look of linen or twill for a fraction of the price.

 

This headboard looks exactly like the Pottery Barn version.

Drop cloth headboardTenth Avenue South

 

I found several drop cloth pillow covers.  Here are two of my favorites. Drop cloths make a great background for getting the look of grain sack.

Pillows from drop cloth

It All Started With Paint

 

Drop cloth pillow

Home Stories A to Z 

 

 

Another grain sack project, this time in red.  This table-cloth came out great!

Drop cloth tablecloth

Country Living

 

DIY grainsack tablecloth

Lachapstickfanatique

 

You can even make rugs!

Zebra rug drop cloth

Livingwellonthecheap

 

Drop cloth Rug

The Fine House

 

Drop cloth area rug

Restless Risa

 

Hate your sofa?  Make a no-sew drop cloth slip cover.

Drop cloth slip cover

A beach cottage

 

How about a bed skirt from a drop cloth?

Drop cloth bedskirt

Brooklyn Limestone

 

Use them for curtains.  You can bleach the drop cloth before using to get a softer look as shown in this next picture.

Drop cloth curtains

Creative ideas and tips

 

 

Drop cloth grainsack curtains

Country Design Style 

 

Drop cloth outdoor curtains is a good alternative to expensive outdoor fabrics.

Outdoor drop cloth curtains

Between Naps on the Porch

 

Drop cloths come in a variety of sizes for whichever project you decide to tackle.  One tip before you start a drop cloth project, wash & dry the cloth to pre-shrink it.  Also,  adding bleach to the wash it will lighten up the color as mentioned above.  Have you made any drop cloth projects?

 

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