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DIY: Canvas Drop Cloths as Instant Decor

DIY: Canvas Drop Cloths as Instant Decor

One of the easiest—and most underutilized—interior design strategies is the draping of furniture in simple, cotton canvas painter’s drop cloths. Canvas cloths are easily sourced from most hardware stores, or try a gently used cloth for unique eco chic.

Above: Instant bedspread, via Kikette Interiors. Although this one looks linen, a laundered painter’s drop cloth would also work.

Above L: The draped sofa adds a casual note to a potentially formal space; photo by Jim Franco. Above R: A chair draped in a drop cloth, via OWI.

Above: At the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs, beds are draped in drop-cloth-like covers from Free City in Malibu.

As a tote, you can use versatile canvas to store almost anything. For ideas on styles we find especially handy, see Remodelista’s post, 10 Easy Pieces: Canvas Storage Containers.

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3:26AM PDT on Jul 16, 2011

Thank you

1:00PM PDT on Oct 27, 2010

I love the idea of getting a big piece of fabric on the cheap! Thanks for the ideas.

9:45AM PDT on Oct 16, 2010

I'm going to look for a canvas drop cloth for my sofa... I have a dog that constantly licks his foot... this would keep the drool off the sofa fabric.

3:18PM PDT on Oct 14, 2010

I think it's funky looking. Thanks.

7:38AM PDT on Oct 5, 2010

Looks really tacky...why would anyone want to do that?

2:47AM PDT on Oct 5, 2010

thank you

11:46AM PDT on Oct 4, 2010

Oh Please! This is what I did when I had no money for new furniture and the old was OLD & worn! My friend says it looks Ghettolicious! Try again!

6:09AM PDT on Oct 4, 2010

It does make me feel like getting out the paint brush...

2:56PM PDT on Oct 3, 2010


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