Most no sew projects are fairly simple and can be completed with minimal time.
My No Sew Stenciled Drop Cloth Ottoman falls in that category!
Stenciling is such a simple way to add a bit of color to otherwise plain fabric.
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I was a little unsure when I started this project. I had a vision, but sometimes you just have to give it a try. With the chair cushions being a dark green, I decided to lighten the look with the ottoman. I had all of the supplies on hand so that's always a plus!
The drop cloth was left over from another project and the piece was the perfect size. The drop cloth was pre-washed and dried. If you have any wrinkles take a hot iron to it. You want a smooth surface for stenciling.
I know G-R-O-S-S! This is a before from last spring. These pieces had been stored in the upper loft of the barn. They were filthy. They got a good cleaning.
I have gotten so much use out of these Martha Stewart stencils. I didn't measure. I just eyed the center and taped the first stencil down to the fabric to hold it into place.
- tape the stencil down
- lightly dip the stencil brush in paint
- then blot the brush on a paper towel to remove excess.
- important to pounce the brush up and down on the stencil. Do NOT brush in the traditional manner. This keeps the paint from running underneath the stencil. Pouncing ensures a nice crisp outline.
- On drop cloth, I recommend 2 coats
- Wash your stencil and let it dry before flipping it to the other side to mirror the laurel image.
I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Chateau Grey. Let it dry thoroughly.
I added a bow and bee stencil as well. Then take your fabric and center the design on the cushion. Flip it over and use a heavy duty staple gun to secure it to the cushion. Trim any excess fabric and place on top of the ottoman base.
The base received a fresh coat of black textured Rustoleum spray paint.
It's the perfect spot to prop your feet up on for a little reading. This is on a covered porch so not directly exposed to the elements. I do plan to treat it with an outdoor water protector for extended life.
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