It's pretty easy to make drop cloth cushion covers for your couch or chair. The cost is very affordable and the result is a nice neutral casual feel.
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If you've been following this blog, then you know that I've been working on sprucing up our screened porch. One issue I was dealing with was two many colors, and no cohesive design. So one thing I did, was to change the look of the couch by recovering the cushions with drop cloth fabric.
Easy Drop Cloth Cushion Covers
I really like the neutral look of cotton drop cloth material. It has a nice relaxed casual feel that works well in a porch setting.
Here's what the couch looked like before. It was pretty, but I wanted to get away from the red an go with a more neutral color palette.
Interestingly enough these cushions have a wooden frame, that allowed me to recover them, just like you would a seat cushion on a chair.
I could have covered them individually, but I wanted to try making them one big cushion, which would be a lot easier, and would take less time.
I started with some batting and wrapped it around all three cushions at once, and stapled it into place. This helped cover up the edges and gave the now single cushion a smooth look.
Then I followed the same procedure, stapling the drop cloth fabric (after it had been washed and dried) over top of the batting.
I definitely like the look these drop cloth cushion covers. The price can't be beat, running just about $20. I was also able to make a couple of pillows from the same drop cloth to cover the bright red pillows that used to adorn the couch.
A simple inexpensive way to change the look of a space without a lot of effort. Stay tuned for the final reveal of the entire porch.