There are many ways to decorate with a canvas painter’s drop cloth which are originally designed to protect and cover surfaces while you paint. These versatile cloths are made of 100% cotton canvas duck cloth and are machine washable. They are also very strong and durable often with double-stitched seams. They come in several colors including cream or natural, oatmeal and mustard yellow. Canvas painter’s drop cloths are very reasonably priced between $15-36 for a 9 x 12 foot or 12 x 15 feet size. They are readily available both on-line as well as at local home improvement stores.
Decorate with a Canvas Painter’s Drop Cloth: Make curtains
Canvas drop cloths are perfect for making curtains because they come in such large sizes and are inexpensive. Also the canvas cloth filters out light and provides privacy. If you have large windows to cover, this is an economical way to do it. In order to make a curtain out of a drop cloth, simply fold over the top edge 3-4 inches and sew one seam, thus making a rod pocket. If you do not sew or your sewing machine will not sew thick fabrics, use iron-on no-sew tape or purchase curtain rod ring clips and clip to the top of the fabric and then slide ring over rod. Canvas drop cloths used as curtains give a fresh, clean look similar to a city loft design.
Decorate with a Canvas Painter’s Drop Cloth: Make Pillows and Slipcovers
Canvas drop cloths are ideal for making pillow covers and simple slipcovers for chairs and ottomans because the yardage is so wide and much less expensive than purchasing the same fabric at a fabric store. This canvas would be great for making giant floor pillows thus providing inexpensive and attractive casual seating for your guests. If your couch is not as new and attractive as it used to be, simply drape it with a canvas drop cloth to get that upscale cotton duck slipcover look.
Decorate with a Canvas Painter’s Drop Cloth: Tablecloths and Art Work
A canvas drop cloth can be used as a tablecloth for an outdoor party, picnic table or patio table. It could also be pinned up outside on the patio as a temporary awning to provide shade. For someone with artistic talents, the canvas drop cloth could be painted and mounted against an outside wall for an outdoor party, or stretch the finished canvas across a living room wall. This trick works especially well for apartments where painting walls is not permitted.