I also have some projects in my house that I am wanting to use drop cloths for. I recently attempted my first project using a drop cloth, a table runner. I say "attempted" because I am not 100% happy with the outcome and it is all due to paint choice on my part but ANYWAYS....on with the tutorial. I used this tutorial from A Thoughtful Place to get me started, I LOVE how her's turned out!!
First, I used another table runner to mark the width I needed. Be sure to use the edge of the drop cloth so you only have one unfinished side for you to sew or glue and it really speeds up the process!
Cut it out....
Iron the hem...
Sew that baby! Or glue it!
Chevron Buffet (and since this was originally meant for my kitchen island....) I decided too much chevron might drive me nuts. Also, straight stripes are MUCH easier to tape off!! I taped the stripes 2 inches apart.
All taped up and ready to go!
obsessed with it right now! This gray was much darker on fabric than it has been on other things I have used it for.
I just did one coat and then some touch ups....tip here, don't do this on carpet like I did, a hard surface will really help the painting go faster, trust me!
When I peeled the tape off after it was dry, I was really disappointed! I took it in the kitchen and HATED it with everything in there....it was too dark! It looked like my kitchen island had just escaped from prison.
It was meant to go here....but ended up on my sewing table instead.
I have been meaning to put something down on the table anyways....my sewing and embroidery machines we scratching up my antique vanity top!
In the end, I guess I am satisfied?! I wish I would've tested the paint on a small section first instead of diving right in. The good news is, the drop cloth is so big, I have plenty of canvas left to make another with a better color for the kitchen!