I haven't touched a paintbrush in over a week, now, but have kept busy being 'creative' in the house. We've had a blue couch and chair in the diningroom, that we got secondhand from some friends, and last week I decided I would slipcover them, since I'm not a huge fan of that particular shade of blue. I went to WalMart and bought painter's canvas drop cloths, came home, washed and dried them, and set to work. This is what I ended up with:
I love how they look, and now it's on to painting the diningroom! I love doing these slipcovers, and as I've mentioned before, I want to try making some funky slipcovers (multiple fabrics) at some point. The nice thing about using the painter's drop cloths is two-fold: first, the fabric is cheap at 12 square yards for $18, second, it's almost indestructible, given that it's heavy canvas. I'm also experimenting with dying the canvas. In the picture below, I've dyed a swatch of it with a tea bath. It gives it a much warmer color. I'm also thinking of trying actual dyes and using a dull red or even a dark chocolate brown.