Recently one of my favorite stores to walk through, Harbor Freight, had cloth drop cloths on sale with a coupon for $2.99 each. (Right now they are on sale for $6.99 which is still a deal.) If you don’t have a Harbor Freight near you, I am sorry. Just kidding. They have a great online store and any order is $6.99 to ship.
Hubby picked up two for me when he was out and silly me, I planned on using them for drop cloths. When I looked at them, I knew that I would be using them for tons of stuff. The drop cloths are 4 foot wide by 12 foot long and the fabric is heavy weight, hemmed, unbleached cotton. I now have 5 of them stacked up and ready for use. I am seriously thinking they are going to be curtain panels in our new home.
My very first project with my drop cloth fabric was to recover the bench at the foot of the bed.
We made this bench from four table legs I grabbed (with permission) out of the trash at a garage sale. It has been in the room since we moved in.
I got out the drop cloth, the ironing board, and removed the bench top from the bench.
I set up the ironing board and ironed the drop cloth. What does it say about me that I know where the saw horses are, but had to search for the ironing board?
Here is a hint. Get a spray bottle out and Damien the fabric along with the steam feature on the iron. Set the iron on high and put on some tunes. It will take a while.
Once the fabric was ready I set up the saw horses, cut the fabric to fit, got out my staple gun and covered the bench top.
Tah Dah. I could have stopped there but I wanted to tie in the coral color I am adding to the navy bedroom. I wanted the look to sort of mimic a feed sack look so I taped off three stripes.
Here are the stripes finished. My Hubby, Mr. Math wasn’t home so he didn’t cringe when I just “eyeballed” the stripes. I wanted them to look rustic.
Please note the shoes under the bench. Don’t judge me. I live in this house with a very patient husband who really only resufuses to do two things; put shoes in the closet and clean toilets. I choose my battles. The best solution we have agreed on is that they have to go under the bench.
I did get the shoes out so you could see the bench but it totally confused another member of our family.
She was determined to see what was under the bench.
Here it is finished.
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