Sunday, August 23, 2009

Painter's Drop Cloth Is the Only Fabric That I Need

Hello Honey Bunnies! I've been real blue but, a fellow blogger (G-Man) kicked me in the pants and I'm puttin' somethin' out. So, here it is!
I believe that it was Olive Rue that sparked my interest in Painter's Drop Cloth. I have a huge drop cloth pictured above. You can see my husband's lower part in the background AND parts to our whole house vac. and the dog in the dining room. Ah...who cares. I just can't keep it all together let alone tidy up for pictures.
Three and a half years ago this looked ok...trendy...but, don't like that in my dining room any more. This is one of six chairs of my Grandparent's (Bevelheimer) dining set from the 20's. The wood was rough...refinished it and then recovered....see below.

It's really pretty in the dining room now. Oh, and don't mock the marble floor, I love it and I'm stuck in the 70's so, I'm happy in this environment. (Can you tell that I'm blue? All cocky and stuff)

I'm really hasty, impatient and sloppy. I just stretch and staple and cut.

If you look real close at the screw holes, I've put toothpicks in (blue party toothpicks) to line up the holes for the screw.
This is almost embarassing. These two chairs are from our master...the first one I found in a dumpster and spraypainted and covered the seat. The second is a folding chair that was $4, it had a yellow pleather seat and was beat up wood. Sick of the seat cover already. The recover is somewhere below in this post.

These two folding chairs were a $1 each at a garage sale. If you look close you can see the '60's sort of vinyl on the one on the left. The one on the right is after I recovered it with the drop cloth. Oh, and the ever present whole house vac. attachments. We DO have a lab so, that's just how it is around here.
When I took the screws out to recover the $1 1960's folding like, exploded! There was some sort of tension! My 17 yr. old helped me put it back together after I covered the seat and back. Whew!

So, TAH DAH! There they are! I'm feeling some control with more matching things around this joint! Now for some Serenity and Hope inside this joint! God...Grant Me the Serenity...


  1. You go girl ... great re-creations. TTFN ~Marydon

  2. If only the serenity and hope could be found with some toothpicks and a staple gun! Very nice job done on the chairs. I'd be scared of ever getting them back together. It must have felt wonderful to get this project completed. big kudos!

  3. The chairs look divine.

    Renee @ Cottage Lifestyle

  4. If and when I see G-man I will give him a kick from you!

  5. PS Love the chairs. I won't show the pics to my anal husband. He will track you down if he sees the tape, staples, and toothpicks. He won't sleep until he does it "his way".

  6. It doesn't matter how the chairs get a new's that it's done and they lok great.
    Thanks for visiting my blog! It's fun to meet bloggers and see what they are up to.
    Deb :)
    I have dogs too..they HATE the it stays in a closet until I need to use it and then the dogs go outside until I'm done.

  7. Hi Cindy! I'm sorry you've been feeling blue. But the chairs turned out fab-u-lous!! And all done with a drop cloth! I bet that was really inexpensive to do, compared to buying fabric. Fabric is sooo expensive lately.
    Hope you're feeling better soon, Cindy.

  8. You do good work. Great ideas about the recovering. Hope that you feel better soon.

  9. Nice job! I like the way you work, too. Just get 'er done! They look great, Cindy!

  10. WOW!!
    What a great job!!
    See?...Don't you feel better now?
    This would have made a Great 55!!!

  11. Wow, I need you to come over and take on my vintage collection of mix of chairs. That is a great idea. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my post.

  12. I've done this with regular fabric, but would never have thought of using a drop cloth. Great idea! Thanks for visiting my blog, I'm just getting started and I really appreciate all vistors and any advice!

  13. Wow.... You really did a great job! And I never would have thought of dropcloth, but its such a great idea!!! Sturdy, smooth, and a great neutral color.... (I'm eyeing one of my grandmother's old chairs as I type!!)

    Have a great weekend!

  14. The drop cloth made for a really clean classy look. Great idea!

  15. Hi Cindy! Yaaaay for drop cloths! Your chairs look fab! I even made a slipcover for my wing back out of it, thinking I would just use it as a pattern for the real deal, but I love it so much that I have just kept it that way! So very washable and heavy duty! Happy week!...Debbie

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