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8 Easy Low-Cost, Low-Commitment Summer DIY Projects with Painter’s Drop Cloths

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8 Easy Low-Cost, Low-Commitment Summer DIY Projects with Painter’s Drop Cloths

July 5, 2018

Solve summer rental decor woes with these seven DIY projects involving nothing more than a couple of canvas painter’s drop cloths.

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Above: At the Spruceton Inn in the Catskills, the owners use laundered painter’s drop cloths as summer bedspreads.
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Above: David Stark creates a one-step, budget tablecloth out of a canvas drop cloth in DIY: Painted Runner Tablecloth by David Stark.
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Above: This attractive tissue box cover is made out of a canvas drop cloth and can be painted in any hue. See Alexa’s how-to at DIY: Painted Canvas Tissue Box Cover.
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Above: A drop cloth becomes a curtain to conceal the washer/dryer in a small apartment in DIY: The $65 Laundry Closet, Renter’s Edition.
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Above: Hibiscus flowers are the secret to the subtle hue of this informal drop cloth turned tablecloth. For instructions, see DIY Hibiscus-Dyed Drop Cloth.
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Above: Allison Bloom of Dehn Bloom Design used a painter’s drop cloth to make an outdoor chair cover, see DIY: Paulistano Armchair with White Canvas Cover.
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Above: Replicate the Le Beanock Hammock with Gardenista’s project DIY: Instant Summer Hammock.
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Above: Jenny of Anything Pretty used drop cloths to create a shaded pergola; see DIY: Instant Painter’s Drop Cloth Pergola, over on Gardenista.

And another no-sew idea we like: canvas drop cloth as ad-hoc couch slipcover.

More summer DIYs:

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on June 3, 2015.

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