Showing posts with label Drop Cloth. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Drop Cloth. Show all posts

Monday, February 3, 2014

DIY Drop Cloth Tack Board

When we got our new office furniture a while ago, I wasn’t happy with the tack board that came with it.  The tack board was to be installed underneath the upper shelving, but I hated the pattern on the fabric covering the tack board.  I decided I needed to do something about it.

Office Before

Tack Board before

I cut a piece of canvas drop cloth to cover the tack board with a couple inches extra on the sides to fold over.

9 x 12 Canvas Drop Cloth

Cut Dropcloth

Hot Glue Gun

Using my hot glue gun I folded over the fabric and glued it on the back of the tack board.

Glue down cloth

Make relief cuts in cloth

I found it easier to make relief cuts in the corner because the canvas cloth is so bulky to work with.

Make relief cuts in cloth and glue down

Then I continued until all the sides were glued down.

Back glued down

Next, I stuck on strips of Velcro which would secure it to the office furniture.  And with Velcro, I would be able to take the tack board down in case I ever want to recover it again.

velcro back of tackboard in 6 places

Drop Cloth Tack Board

Office Tackboard After

Office Tackboard After 2

Much better than that crazy patterned fabric.  Since the office furniture is a dark black/brown color, the light colored drop cloth brightens it up a little.  Check out another project I completed using drop cloth.

As Always,

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Recovering a Footstool

Recovering a Footstool with Dropcloth from
I made this footstool in high school during shop class.  Yep, I used a lathe and everything, but don’t ask me to repeat the process.  I really don’t remember what I learned from that class or any class from high school for that matter!

I have wanted to recover this footstool for a while now as it doesn't really match anything.  Originally, I covered the cushion in a light green fabric.

Footstool before from
I decided to give recovering with canvas drop cloth a try. I turned the footstool over and cut a piece of drop cloth to cover.  After making sure it fit, I quickly made a seam on the edge to prevent fraying.

Cut dropcloth to fit from
Using a staple gun I secured the drop cloth to the bottom of the footstool.

Staple gun from
Now, I know this doesn't look pretty but who really sees the bottom side anyway?

Staple to bottom of footstool from
Just pull the fabric and staple when smooth.  I find it works better to place a staple in the middle and work your way out to the edges with your staple gun.

Bottom of footstool after from
And now the finished top…

Top of footstool after from
Quick and cheap fix.  If I want to change the fabric, it will be easy just to take out the staples and repeat the process with a new patterned fabric.

Footstool After from
As Always,