Drop it like its….

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



You can even make rugs!

Zebra rug drop cloth



Drop cloth Rug

The Fine House


Drop cloth area rug

Restless Risa


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

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 are 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?


One Comment

  1. Where do you get light weight drop clothes. I live in Washington state. Thanks

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