Wednesday, July 18, 2012

THE BEST INVENTION...

The canvas drop cloth...home improvements greatest invention!  Home design and decorating enthusiasts, seamstesses and crafters everywhere have been stocking up on these fabulous wonders.  Why?...



Because they are so versatile and INEXPENSIVE.  You can get an incredible amount of fabric for just a few dollars.  They come hemmed which make them washable.  They can be bleached or dyed and they come in a multitude of sizes.  


If you've been around blogland any at all you have seen some of the uses and creations of the lowly painters drop cloth.  Who would've thought that something so utilitarian could be used to make things like...


CURTAINS...To see the tutorial visit "A Soft Place To Land"...


 


PILLOWS...





Aren't these adorable?  Want to see how they were made?  Check them out at "Ink Blots and Polka Dots".



Perhaps you like the look of Pottery Barn's linen BED SKIRT...Why not make your own from a canvas drop cloth which looks and feels like fine linen after being washed and dried...

For a How To...Go To Rustique Art




Need a new headboard?  Make your own UPHOLSTERED HEADBOARD from what else but a canvas drop cloth...

See how at "NashvillePug.blogspot.com"... Cost to make around $50.00


A similar headboard from Pottery Barn would set you back several hundred dollars.

Pottery Barn headboard...starting at $599.00 (for twin size)


How about drop cloth table runners...

Country Living Magazine
Simple Life

Or...maybe you are in the market for a new area rug...yes, you read that right...canvas drop cloth area rugs...CHECK THESE OUT...

E-How
The Fine House


These are hand painted drop cloth area rugs...who would've thought?  Ingenious!!!

Maybe you are looking for a quick easy project for the kids.  I spied this little gem in the July/August issue of Country Living Magazine...

You can purchase one of these canvas play tents
at Rosenberryrooms.com for $65.00

This little A-frame canvas kids play tent could be made using a few pieces of wood and a small canvas drop cloth for a fraction of Rosenberry Rooms price.  Cute!!

The possibilities for uses of this stuff are ENDLESS...

I myself have been bitten by the canvas drop cloth bug.  Maybe you can guess what I'm using mine for...


I'll be back soon to show you the results.  Things are looking good so far.  STAY TUNED!!






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4 comments:

  1. It really is a versatile product! Thanks for sharing your inspiration at Potpourri Friday!

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  2. Hi Sheila: I never thought to make a rug out of a drop cloth, so thank you for the inspiration! I cover my couch with drop cloths, and then use a different pretty seasonal sheet set for the cushions and pillows--love that it's all machine washable and looks great with our walls and floors in the room. Take care--have a lovely weekend!

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  3. Who would have thunk it! What great ideas. I may have to try some.

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