I have found a new love – canvas drop cloths. So far I have used them in two places around the house; and I have plans for a few more too.
I have used the drop cloths for both curtain panels and a table cloth.
I purchased the least expensive drop cloths I could find.
For the table cloth I used a 9 x 12 size. I washed it, dried it, and plopped it over the table. I didn’t even trim it up or hem it. I just tucked the excess up underneath. It’s a little sloppy relaxed looking. I’ve grown to embrace it. My original plan for this corner area was a completely different piece of furniture, but when my sweetie’s stereo system was installed the base (sub-woofer thingy) ended up being ginormous. It resides under the table. Hence the disguise of the sloppy relaxed looking table.
I’ve seen drop cloth curtains all over the internet and I knew they would be perfect for my front doors.
The sun sets on this side of the house and the afternoon heat coming through can be a beast. I pull these closed and problem solved. The curtains also really help with privacy in the evenings. Since our floor plan is open…when the lights are on you can see right into the family room from the street. Yikes!
These were super easy, and again – no sew. I used the 12′ x 16′ size drop cloths for these curtains. I purchased two of them, washed them, ironed them and hung them up. No hemming necessary since the edges are already finished. They are on clip rings, so easy peasy. What a difference they make, both with privacy and softening the area. I love how they turned out. They really have a nice linen look.
I’m hoping to use the heavier weight drop cloths to make some slip covers soon for two chairs in the family room. I’m a sewer but I’ve never made slip covers before and I am so intimidated by the thought of making them. Wish me luck.
Have you used drop cloths for anything in your home? I’d love to hear about it.