Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Repurpose.

I have noticed a common idea floating around the world wide web of how to re-purpose painters drop cloths. Fellow blogger, Britt, from A Penny Saved used them as curtains: {You should scroll through her projects when you get a moment. Her work and creativity is awfully inspiring}

I think it is so clever to use the cloths as panels because they are heavy and they come hemmed. Because of my unending love of ruffles, I might take them one step further and add a strip of ruffles on the inside panel like I did for my dining room curtains.

See instructions on how to here.

Country Living added painted stripes and used them as tablecloths.

All uses are so clever, affordable and stylish.

3 comments:

Bellamere Cottage said...

I actually just did a group of pillows out of dropcloths..one shown on my blog a week or two ago....they're awesome, but the ones I found couldn't be used as is. They were out of square and although hemmed...not neatly.

Blessings,
Spencer

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

Love the ruffle idea on the drop cloths.

Britt said...

I am loving those panels with ruffles! And I love your Hollywood regency posts - I'm really drawn to that style but I have a hard time trying to incorporate it into my own house. It just seems over-the-top, but I guess that's the point. I do really like the room in your post above, though, and it does seem do-able in a normal person's house. Thanks for the inspiration! (And for the shout-out!)