Thursday, August 15, 2013

Adding writing to a slipcover

This post was shared over Tanya's blog TwelveOeight a few weeks back

If you are one of my followers, you know already how much I love dropcloth.
One of the most simple things you can do to add interest to plain dropcloth (or fabric in general) is to add some kind of writing and/or numbers. 
Stenciled Covers
Dropcloth Coasters
I have added numbers and writing to several of my projects, and truthfully, the more you do it, the more confident you'll feel to forget the stencils and even 

free hand some of your projects.
Kitchen Towels

 Back to todays project,
this bench is located in our Master Bedroom,
 at the feet of our bed.

Technically this was a coffee table.
I made a simple slipcover out of dropcloth a while back, 

and now I have finally decided what I wanted to write on it.
I choose a simple writing with numbers.

For this project I did use these stencils I found for .10c for the entire stack
For the numbers and letters I drew the outline with sharpies, and then filled it in with acrylic paint.
***You can also just use a sponge brush and acrylic paint***
And here is the end result.

(here is how the Master Bedroom looked like before)
So get some dropcloth, a stencil and let your creativity roll.

Hope you enjoyed this post and don't forget...Frugal Ain't Cheap.

Stay Frugal,

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Kelly said...

I love how that turned out! I love letters and numbers added to decor. That is your wedding date, isn't it?

Marissa said...

Interesting and fun to do.. I bet I would ruin it though.. Love it.

Therena Taylor said...

I love this look! Now I've got to try it!!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love how that turned out Daniela!!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Daniela,
Hats off to both of you for the total transformation of this master bedroom. Love your stenciling.

NanaDiana said...

I love it, Dani. You are so talented and always willing to share your knowledge with everyone. Great post, Dani- xo Diana

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

I love painted dropcloth, too! I also love how you used a coffee table for an end of the bed bench! Great repurposing. I have a trunk that I'd love to cover and do the same thing with.

Laurie @ Laurie's Little Bits of Creativity, etc. said...

Looks great! I have yet to do anything using a drop cloth. Thanks for giving me the inspiration to try it.

Amy of While Wearing Heels said...

WOW. Not only all the lovely stencils you've created BUT the master. Your room is cozy and beautiful. What a difference.

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

I never would have thought to cover a coffee table and use it as a bench! Love the cover and the stencil. Fun project!

Tuula @ The Thrifty Rebel said...

That turned out really great! What a score on the stencils.

Ann said...

You asked how I bent by forks in my picture holders and I used lineman pliers-they have a wide tip. My needle nose pliers did not do the trick.

Ann said...

You asked how I bent by forks in my picture holders and I used lineman pliers-they have a wide tip. My needle nose pliers did not do the trick.