How to Decorate With Drop Cloths
Fabric can be expensive. Why not decorate with drop cloths? Here's how to make indoor and outdoor curtains, as well as a great slipcover.
Step 1: DIY Curtains
You can use a drop cloth to make an inexpensive but stylish curtains. First, cut the cloth in half, then add upholstery webbing to the top and bottom with a glue gun, attach curtain rings, and you’ve got great window treatments!
Step 2: Take it Outside
Since drop cloths are mildew-resistant and water-repellent, they’re great to use outside, too. Create a custom outdoor curtain by drawing a pattern, such as a chevron, on the drop cloth, then painting it on, and finally, adding plastic grommets to the top. Hang it up, and voila, you’ve created an outdoor room space.
Step 3: Slip It On
Use a drop cloth as a slipcover for your sofa! Just drape it over your couch, then use a piece of plumbing insulation or a foam noodle to really tuck it into the back of your sofa for a fresh, seamless, finished look.
Items You'll Need
- drop cloth
- upholstery webbing
- curtain rings
- glue gun
- paint and brush
- plastic grommets
- plumbing insulation or foam noodle