This is the first time that I have used a drop cloth in one of my projects and it was SO fun that I decided to make 2 DIY Drop Cloth Projects instead. You may remember the Farmhouse Drawer Caddy that I recently made out of an old dresser drawers and legs? Well one of the projects that I am sharing is the stool that came with it! The other is a door that came off an old cabinet, re purposed into a hooks!
2 DIY Drop Cloth Projects
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Supplies needed to make 2 DIY Drop Cloth Projects:
- An old stool- you can find them in a thrift shop or your local garage sales
- Chalk Paint – I used my milk coloured chalk paint on the lid and the inside of the stool and mint on the base and the legs
- Drop cloth – I picked my drop cloth up at Bunnings for $28 but Amazon have them for much cheaper.
- Wax to seal.
- Sanding block
- Staple Gun – I got my stable gun as a gift from my kids but there are tone on Amazon that are similar.
- Glue Gun – Even though this is a little more, I love my Bosch Glue gun as it non drips and you save so much as you don’t go through so much glue refills! Very worth the investment 🙂
- Stencil of your choice
- Americana Acrylic Deco Art Lamp Black Paint
- Stencil Brush
- Old door – you can find them at garage sales and thrift shops
- Carbon Transfer Paper
- Sharpie – Fine Point
- 5 x Crystal Drawer Pulls
Take out the insert of the lid of the stool and remove old cover. Don’t throw out as you can use this as a guide when cutting out the drop cloth.Give your stool 2 coats of your chosen coloured chalk paint. Start off with the base and finish with the lid. Once dry give a light or a heavy sand, with your sanding block, depending how distressed you would like your stool to be. If your like me you’ll go heavy!! LOL 🙂
Wax to seal.
Taking the scraps that were removed from the cushion insert, lay out onto your drop cloth and cut out. Using your stable gun, start on the longer sides and begin to stable into place. Then begin on the second side ensuring that you pull tight as you go. Repeat the same process on the smaller sides so that you get a nice clean fold.
Using masking tape or painters tape make two strips with a gab in the middle on the top of the cushion.
Handy Hint: Make sure you measure from either side of the cushion, using a ruler, so that is in the center.
Then using a stencil brush and the same coloured chalk paint as you use on the base, dab lightly in the center and let dry.
If you have been following me for a while on facebook, or here on my blog, you’ll know that I just LOVE decorating with numbers and of coarse had to add a number to this sweet stool!! Using your number stencil and Americana Acrylic Deco Art Lamp Black paint, stencil a number onto either side of the line. I used 18, as it’s my lucky number! Replace the cushion insert into the stool and glue, for stability.
Now she’s already to adorn your home!
I love this stool! Lift the lid, and there’s some instant extra storage!
Lets move on to the next part of the 2 DIY Drop Cloth Projects!
To start off give the door 2 to 3 coats of Milk Coloured chalk paint or a colour of your choice. Once dry, take your sanding block and distress to the desired look. Again I went pretty hard as I like super distressed pieces of furniture that way but if you want a lighter look just go lighter. 🙂
I then printed out a verse spreading it across 3 pages. You would have to adjust it to the size of your door.
The quote I used and LOVE was:
May your walls know Joy; may every room hold laughter and every window open to great possibility – Mary Anne Radmacher-Hershey
Drill 5 holes after you have spaced them out equally and then attach your 5 Crystal Door Handles.
Handy Hint: Make sure you move the transfer paper along as you go, otherwise you’ll get to the end and half of the design will be missing 🙁 Also make sure you apply a bit of pressure while tracing.
Then using your sharpie go over the quote.
And there you have a sweet DIY Drop Cloth Door Hook!
I have to tell you both of these projects were so fun to make and would love to see yours!
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Like these projects? Be sure to check out these other drop cloth projects that my sweet friends have been busy making! 🙂
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