2 DIY Drop Cloth Projects

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!

A full tutorial on how to make 2 DIY Drop Cloth Projects using some thrifted finds | www.raggedy-bits.com

2 DIY Drop Cloth Projects

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A full tutorial on how to make 2 DIY Drop Cloth Projects using some thrifted finds | www.raggedy-bits.com

A full tutorial on how to make 2 DIY Drop Cloth Projects using some thrifted finds | www.raggedy-bits.com

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
  • Drill
  • 5 x Crystal Drawer Pulls

A full tutorial on how to make 2 DIY Drop Cloth Projects using some thrifted finds | www.raggedy-bits.com

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.

A full tutorial on how to make 2 DIY Drop Cloth Projects using some thrifted finds | www.raggedy-bits.com

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.

A full tutorial on how to make 2 DIY Drop Cloth Projects using some thrifted finds | www.raggedy-bits.com

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.

A full tutorial on how to make 2 DIY Drop Cloth Projects using some thrifted finds | www.raggedy-bits.com

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.

A full tutorial on how to make 2 DIY Drop Cloth Projects using some thrifted finds | www.raggedy-bits.com

A full tutorial on how to make 2 DIY Drop Cloth Projects using some thrifted finds | www.raggedy-bits.com

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.

A full tutorial on how to make 2 DIY Drop Cloth Projects using some thrifted finds | www.raggedy-bits.com

Now she’s already to adorn your home!

A full tutorial on how to make 2 DIY Drop Cloth Projects using some thrifted finds | www.raggedy-bits.com

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!

A full tutorial on how to make 2 DIY Drop Cloth Projects using some thrifted finds | www.raggedy-bits.com

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. 🙂

Cut out a piece of drop cloth the size of your door. Stable to the back of the door using your staple gun and then trim back any excess.

I then printed out a verse spreading it across 3 pages. You would have to adjust it to the size of your door.

A full tutorial on how to make 2 DIY Drop Cloth Projects using some thrifted finds | www.raggedy-bits.com

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.

Tape down the saying to the drop cloth so it doesn’t move during the transfer process. Then using the transfer paper and the end of a pen, trace around the lettering.

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.

A full tutorial on how to make 2 DIY Drop Cloth Projects using some thrifted finds | www.raggedy-bits.com

Then using your sharpie go over the quote.

A full tutorial on how to make 2 DIY Drop Cloth Projects using some thrifted finds | www.raggedy-bits.com

And there you have a sweet DIY Drop Cloth Door Hook!

A full tutorial on how to make 2 DIY Drop Cloth Projects using some thrifted finds | www.raggedy-bits.com

A full tutorial on how to make 2 DIY Drop Cloth Projects using some thrifted finds | www.raggedy-bits.com

I have to tell you both of these projects were so fun to make and would love to see yours!

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Don’t have time to make now? Be sure to pin for later 🙂

A full tutorial on how to make 2 DIY Drop Cloth Projects using some thrifted finds | www.raggedy-bits.com

 

 

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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20 comments

    1. Thank you so much Denise! The transfer paper works a treat and can be used for transferring on to any surface! I’m sure you will love it! 🙂

  1. Sam, these both turned out so cute and thanks for the tips for transferring a quote. In just starting my adventures with stencils and transfers and I can’t wait to try again!

    1. Hahahha thank you Susie! I’m so glad you like them both! Thank you so much for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

  2. Sam,
    You are so clever and I love how your projects turned out. I love the lettering and also the chalk paint stripe! I need to get a few painting projects done, can you come over and help me?!!!

    1. I would LOVE to come over and help you Janine!!! That would be such a blast!! I am so glad you like them! Thank you so much for stopping by and your sweet comment! 🙂

  3. Both projects are absolutely lovely Sam! That stool is so so nice, and I think the added stripe and numbers make it a special detail! The wall hooks are perfect, I love that quote! You always have great handy tips as well! Thank you!

    1. Thank you Kimberly! Yes some stencils in your life are a very necessary!! You’ll love them! Thank you so much for stopping by 🙂

  4. Sam, the stool and the repurposed door into a coat rack look so awesome!! I actually have been meaning to try a transfer method to make some cool wall art or a piece of furniture. It looks so cool!! Thanks for sharing your projects at Sweet Inspiration!

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