Drop Cloth Cane Chairs

It always amazes me what people throw away & discard. Some can't see past worn & torn, battered & old, but lucky for me I can. I can see the potential were it doesn't exist. It makes me feel good to repurpose a piece & make it pretty again.
I found these on the side of the road & immediately knew a fresh coat of white paint & some fabric would do the trick. After painting them I decided to do something a little different with the seats. I bought a $5.00 drop cloth from the home improvement store & stenciled on my boys birthdays with a thick soft beach blue stripe down the middle. I created the stencils from my computer. I simply printed each number on thick card stock, adhered (with tack spray) it to contact paper, cut them out, torn off the backing & voila you have a "sticky" stencil that will not move or shift when you paint.
The entire project cost me under $15.00. Sometimes finding a sturdy piece with good lines either at a garage, tag sale or occasionally on the side of the road pays off. The end result is worth every bit of effort.
The After
The Before
Canvas drop cloth seats.
Painted the base cream. Love the cane backs.
I made a stencil from my computer and painted a stripe with house paint.
Love the high backs.
Easy stencil, you need cardstock, contact paper & a computer.

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