Welcome to our monthly challenge! This month we actually had TWO choices – painting a room or a drop cloth DIY project. Since I’ve been out of town for about half of this month I decided a drop cloth project would be much more obtainable for me. I’ll let you in on a secret. Next month’s challenge is a $100 room makeover. This drop cloth fabric covered cardboard box is going IN that room makeover so you’ll see this staged NEXT month! I’ve been using these old bankers boxes for storage for YEARS and they’re looking pretty rough. I decided to freshen them up a little. Here’s what I started with.
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Drop Cloth Fabric Covered Cardboard Box
- old bankers box
- drop cloth runner, lightweight 6 oz.
- fabric scissors
- spray adhesive
- glue gun (This one is my favorite.) & glue sticks
- Rustoleum spray paint, champagne mist
- Homeright small spray paint shelter
Place the box in the center of the drop cloth runner, making sure there is enough fabric to cover each side plus a couple of inches.
Cut at an angle from the corner of the drop cloth fabric to the corner of the box.
Trim off extra fabric.
Take the box outside and cover bottom and all sides with a good coat of spray adhesive. Carefully replace in center of drop cloth again. Fold up side and wrap extra around the end, smoothing as you go.
Fold extra fabric in on the ends and hot glue it. Smooth the fabric over the end of the box and hot glue the sides.
If you want to keep the handles, cut an X, pull back fabric, and hot glue.
My helper took care of my lid while I was working on the box.
Spray paint lid. I set up my spray paint shelter out on the patio. (There might be another project in there, too…lol!)
Here’s a close up of how it turned out:
You’ll have to wait until next month to see the project staged but I will give you a little sneak peek! Can you guess what room I’ll be working on?
Now take a look at all the other drop cloth projects (or painted rooms):
If you enjoyed this fabric covered cardboard box project, here are a few more drop cloth projects:
- Pom Pom Throw Blanket
- Travel Makeup Bag
- Drop Cloth Covered Chair
- Easiest Drop Cloth Curtains EVER
- Stenciled Drop Cloth Pillow Cover
- DIY Drop Cloth Basket Liner
- Drop Cloth Tablecloth
- Painting Drop Cloths to Look Like Vintage Grain Sacks
- DIY Drop Cloth Wreath
- DIY Gathered Bed Skirt from a Drop Cloth
- Grommet Drop Cloth Curtains
- $20 Drop Cloth Teepee
- DIY Wire Laundry Basket
Leave a comment and let me know if you’ve ever made anything out of a drop cloth.
‘Til the next project,