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 a 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, repurposed into hooks!
2 DIY Drop Cloth Projects
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- An old stool- you can find them in a thrift shop or your local garage sales
- Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint – Layla’s Mint
- Miss Mustard Seeds Milk Paint – Farmhouse White
- Drop cloth – I picked my drop cloth up at Bunnings for $28 but Amazon has them for much cheaper.
- Miss Mustard Seeds Milk Paint – Wax
- Sanding block
- Staple Gun – I got my stable gun as a gift from my kids but there is tone on Amazon that is similar.
- Glue Gun – Even though this is a little more, I love my Bosch Glue gun as it is a non-drip glue gun 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
Step 1 – 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. Mix up your Layla’s Mint and Farmhouse White Milk Paint with water, ratio 1:1. Give it a good mix making sure that all of your lumps are dissolved. Let sit for about 5 minutes before painting. Give your stool 2 coats of each colour. Start off with the base and finish with the lid. Once dry distress, with your sanding block, depending on how distressed you would like your stool to be. If your like me you’ll go heavy!! LOL 🙂
Wax to seal.
Step 2 – Taking the scraps that were removed from the cushion insert, layout onto your drop cloth and cut out. Using your staple 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.
Step 3 – Using masking tape or painters tape make two strips with a gap 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 centre.
Step 4 – Then using a stencil brush and the same coloured chalk paint as you use on the base, dab lightly in the centre and let dry.
Step 5 – 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 course 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.
You can find her for sale over in my shop
Let’s move on to the next part of the 2 DIY Drop Cloth Projects!
Step 1 – Give 2 to 3 coats of Farmhouse White. Once dry, take your sanding block and distress to the desired look.
Step 2 – 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.
Step 3 – 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 ~
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.
Step 4 – Then using your sharpie go over the quote.
Step 5 – Drill 5 holes after you have spaced them out equally and then attach your 5 Crystal Door Handles.
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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Sam I love both of these ideas. You are so talented my friend.
As you are Lisa! Thank you and I’m so glad you love them 🙂
Sam….these are awesome projects! Thanks for the tip on the transfer papers….I never thought to do that.
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! 🙂
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!
Your most very welcome Toni! You will have so many fun adventures I’m sure and they will all turn out beautiful I’m sure 🙂
Please don’t ask me to pick a favorite because I just couldn’t. Both of these projects are so awesome. I must admit that I have never tried any transfers, but your project is so inspiring. I may just give it a try. Kudos!
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! 🙂
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?!!!
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! 🙂
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!
Thank you so much Katrin! i’m so glad you like them, they were very fun to make 🙂
Sam these ideas are adorable! I love the stencil on the stool – I need more stencils in my life 🙂
Thank you Kimberly! Yes some stencils in your life are a very necessary!! You’ll love them! Thank you so much for stopping by 🙂
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!
Thank you Keri! You’ll have so much fun trying it out I’m sure! 🙂
Great ideas!! Thanks for sharing on the DIY party!
Thank you so much Helen! 🙂
So sweet! Love what you did! Thanks for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It!
Thank you Lori and thank you for having me! Have a great weekend 🙂