So far in my series on drop cloths (not originally intended to be a series!) I’ve made curtains, pillowcases, an accent pillow, and a bed skirt.
I had still more fabric left over after the bed skirt project so I decided to cover the ottoman that has been sitting in my guest room since April.
I took the legs off and lopped off a chunk of the drop cloth that I had left over. (PS, that section on the right? I see another project on my horizon!)
I couldn’t leave it plain so I stenciled on a quick little design. Originally I was going to alternate arrows in the teal (wall color) and white. But I was talking on the phone while painting this and messed up.
I took a step back from it and realized I didn’t like them all one color so I painted over some of the teal ones with my white paint.
Once it was dry I flipped it over on top of this (gifted to be by a friend who was moving)
and stapled around. I was originally going to use legit staples but didn’t have the right size and was impatient. So I used my desk stapler. Hence the title-this is not how you’re supposed to do this!
Once the batting was pulled tight and stapled all around I laid it on top of my stenciled drop cloth
pulled it tight and stapled that down too.
I went easy on the corners and just pulled them up, pulled them tight and stapled them down.
I made sure not to cover any of the holes that I would need to reattach the legs but did make sure some of the fabric was sandwiched between the leg and the bottom of the ottoman for just a little more security.
I’m sure you’re thinking that I made a huge mistake-but I didn’t! Just look!
At first I didn’t like that you could see the teal lines on the edges of the arrows I had to paint over but from a distance, you don’t even notice them!
The nice thing about using those dinky desk staples it that they should pull away pretty easily for when I want to A) do it the right way or B) switch out the fabric.