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.
drop cloth cane chairs, electrical, garages, painted furniture, reupholster, The After
The After
drop cloth cane chairs, electrical, garages, painted furniture, reupholster, The Before
The Before
drop cloth cane chairs, electrical, garages, painted furniture, reupholster, Canvas drop cloth seats
Canvas drop cloth seats.
drop cloth cane chairs, electrical, garages, painted furniture, reupholster, Painted the base cream Love the cane backs
Painted the base cream. Love the cane backs.
drop cloth cane chairs, electrical, garages, painted furniture, reupholster, I made a stencil from my computer and painted a stripe with house paint
I made a stencil from my computer and painted a stripe with house paint.
drop cloth cane chairs, electrical, garages, painted furniture, reupholster, Love the high backs
Love the high backs.
drop cloth cane chairs, electrical, garages, painted furniture, reupholster, Easy stencil you need cardstock contact paper a computer
Easy stencil, you need cardstock, contact paper & a computer.
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