Drop cloths have to be one of the most versatile and cheapest materials to use when DIY~ing! I love using it in my projects as it can turn something so drab into something so fab! Using some drop cloth and a dated picture frame, inspiration struck and I decided to make a DIY Industrial Farmhouse Drop Cloth Frame.
DIY Industrial Farmhouse Drop Cloth Frame
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- Old picture frame
- Drop Cloth
- Americana Numbers Collage Stencil
- Americana lamp black acrylic paint
- Chalk paint – I used Deco Art Chalky Finish Paint
- 120 Sanding Block
If you have been following me for a little while, you will know that I am right in the middle of giving my whole house a fresh new look and in the process trying to use what I already have. Not only will this save a tonne of money but will also stop it ending up as landfill! I have already given some of my old frames a new farmhouse look and enjoyed it so much I thought that I would try it again with another frame. Using the backing from the picture frame, lay flat onto the drop cloth. Then cut out a piece of the drop cloth, leaving about a 2cm extra around the frame.
Then stencil on the numbers using a spouncer and black paint and leave to dry. I didn’t worry too much about the blotchy effect when stencilling as I wanted it to have an aged look. If you wanted more of a matte look just apply more paint. You can also find another project of how I used a drop cloth and a sharpie to turn an old door into a Farmhouse Hook.
Taking the frame, paint 3 coats of chalk paint letting it dry completely in between each coat.
Now for my favourite part…..distressing!! Grab your sander and go to town with your sander until you have the desired effect. If you’re like me you won’t mind being a little heavy handed with the sander 😉
For more distressing tips, I let the cat out of the bag on which way I think it is the easiest way to distress furniture from my years of painting 🙂
Then seal the frame with some wax to seal in all the yumminess!
Feel free to share any ways you have repurposed an old frame to give it a nice new look 🙂
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Oh my gosh 1 love this. 1 didn’t re@lize you u5ed numbers to cre@te this art until I saw the stencil 😀
What a great way to incorporate the numbers you love to decorate with!
Thank you, Toni! Love your sweet comment and use of numbers 😉 Thank you for stopping by 🙂
How fun, I thought at first that the fabric had the numbers on it already! It turned out great Sam, a little white paint can go a long way, hey?
Thank you, Katrin! It sure can! I love how it can just change/brighten up everything 🙂
Love the look of this project, Sam. You always come up with such interesting ideas! Love the numbers and the black and white.
I think I have that stencil and have never used it! Great idea!
You are so clever!! I’m sharing your blog with my niece – I think she’d like some of your ideas! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party
Awww Thank you, Helen! I do hope she enjoys my blog and it inspires her!! Thank you for having me 🙂
Sam, your drop cloth picture is awesome!! I love how this looks!! I have extra drop cloth leftover from projects that I’ll have to do this with. Thanks for the inspiration!!
You’re welcome, Keri! You’ll have so much fun! 🙂
Sam, I absolutely love this! What a great idea and so easy too! Thanks for sharing with us at Brag About It. Shared.
I am so glad you like it Laurie!! Thank you for having me 🙂
Lovely Sam. I really like the stencil you used. Industrial farmhouse is probably one of my favorite styles and you nailed it with the frame. Thank you so much for sharing at the Sweet Inspiration party this week.
Thank you so much, Michelle! Mine to…. all though looking at my house I go vintage, farmhouse, industrial, shabby country…. OH well it’s unique! LOL 🙂
This is fantastic! I want to make one for myself. Great tutorial. Thank you for sharing with us at #CCBG
Thank you, Janet! You will have a lot of fun making one for sure 🙂
This turned out awesome! I love thieve of using drop cloth for a canvas. Brilliant! Pinned.
Thank you, Kati! It sure is fun to use as a canvas and has got me thinking of a whole load of other projects that I can do using dropcloth as a canvas! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment 🙂
I really love your farmhouse style. I really want to give this a try!
Thank you, Angie! I hope you have fun making it! You will have a blast! 🙂
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What a cool project, Sam! I love all things drop cloth. It turned out great and goes so well in your vignette!
Thank you for sharing this week at Brag About It link party on VMG206 (Mondays at Midnight). I plan to feature you next week!
~ Megin of VMG206
Oh wow!!! Thank you so much, Megin!! You have made my weekend for sure!! 🙂
Incredible! I LOVE your upcycled project. 🙂
Thank you so much Audra! So glad you love it 🙂
This is so creative and super cute! I never did a craft with a dropcloth and now I have to try one! Love it Sam.
Oh, you will love it, Carolann!! It’s super addictive! Let me know how you go! 🙂
What a clever idea, I love the frame and the art!
Thank you so much, Sarah!