Best of Knock Off Decor #5: Stenciled Drop Cloth Curtains

Erin from Lavender and Lemon Drops had been eyeing some printed window panels from West Elm for some time. Deciding they would be the perfect addition to her living room, Erin dedicated a snowy day to creating her own with drop cloth fabric and a stencil. I have used drop cloth for all sorts of […Read More]

Painted Drop Cloth Rug

Would you believe you could have a large, stylish accent rug for less than $20? Hard to believe, right? Aniko from Place of My Taste shows that it can be done! Aniko was inspired by a rug from West Elm that carried a $400 price tag. It was out-of-budget, so Aniko recreated the oversized diamond […Read More]

Drop Cloth Upholstered Chair Makeover

Erin of Elizabeth Joan Designs was in the market for a new chair to go with her vanity/nightstand/desk that she had inherited from her grandmother and recently refabbed. She mentioned this to her sister, who happened to have a stash of “curbside treasures” in her basement, including a old but beautiful round upholstered chair that […Read More]

Damask Stenciled Drop Cloth Curtains

Cindy from DIY Beautify wanted to turn her master bath into a bold and dramatic space that was cohesive with her master bedroom. She had recently stenciled a wall in her bedroom and used the same damask stencil to create these eye-catching curtains. Because Cindy used drop cloth and a sample pot of black paint, […Read More]

Painted Stripe “Grain Sack” Pillows

For city girl Linda from It All Started with Paint, spare grain sacks are hard to come by. If at all. So Linda decided to take matters into her own hands and make her own faux grain sack pillows using drop cloth, fabric paint, and painter’s tape. I think the drop cloth offers the perfect texture for this project and love Linda’s pillows even more than Pottery Barn’s!

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Industrial Metal Storage Basket with DIY Liner

Erin from Elizabeth Joan Designs needed some storage for her son’s ever-growing collection of basketballs, footballs and soccer balls. She happened to have an old metal laundry basket in storage and gave it an industrial makeover a la Restoration Hardware. I love how Erin was able to use a little creativity to turn an item she wasn’t using anymore into a functional and decorative storage solution!

wire storage basket with liner

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“Stash Buster” Easter Bunny Pillow

Nicole from Shabby Beach Nest was floored when she saw the price of a bunny pillow that her daughter wanted to get for Easter – $75!  Nicole says, “I knew I could make this pillow on the cheap, and boy was I right. This pillow cost me a whopping $0.” I love Nicole’s resourcefulness in using the fabric from an old shirt and dress for her pillow. It cost her nothing and repurposed some items from her stash.


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Kilim-Inspired DIY Wall Art

Liz from Life in Projects loved a handwoven wool rug from West Elm. However, she says at $799 there was no way the rug would be making a debut in her home. That didn’t mean Liz couldn’t still incorporate the look into her space! Liz turned the design from the rug into wall art by simply “stamping” a drop cloth with the end of a piece of wood. I love how such a simple pattern can make such a impact!

wool kilim inspired artwork

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