Pallet wood outdoor furniture fabric from stenciled drop cloths!
Blame this one on Bliss Ranch’s AMAZING chairs.
And then came I Restore Stuff’s crazy cool carpet.
And then there’s Front Porch Mercantile’s decadent bench idea…
Oh my goodness. I needed in on this beautiful way to stencil in a subway sign style. I just needed to find the right project!
And this would be it…
At the start of the outdoor season, I always start with pressure washing the entire backyard area. First hit was the patio.
Oh how I LOVE the patio at this stage! It means anything is possible and everything gets hit, including the patio ceiling, floor and the pallet wood outdoor furniture.
While I was pushing everything back in place, I sighed. I wanted something fresh and different from last year.
So I snooped through my linen closet, hoping for something to just magically jump out and yell, “I’ll work!”
Nothing. Not a sound was heard.
Until my eyes landed on an old, repeatedly washed painter’s drop cloth.
Pallet wood outdoor furniture fabric, you are about to be born!
Grabbing all the stencils I owned, this was gonna be fun!
The grill has never looked so… creative. 🙂
Here’s what I did…
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Pallet wood outdoor furniture fabric
from stenciled drop cloths!
Supplies I used:
Random Funky Junk’s Old Sign Stencils
Paint of choice – I used Fusion Mineral Paint’s Coal black and some black acrylic craft paint
Stencil brush – I like larger ones
Painter’s drop cloth x 1 (cut in half)
A waterproof surface placed underneath the stenciling area
1. Wash and dry a painter’s drop cloth and put it in the drier.
Not only will this take care of any fabric shrinkage, this considerably softens up the material as well.
2. Place a board or something waterproof underneath the fabric to avoid bleed.
3. Position stencils where desired on the drop cloth.
While the stencil placement looks pretty random, there was some thought behind it. I rotated bold vs. thin letters, then designs vs. words. Some stencils also aligned against each other.
Since the fabric is so absorbent, the stencil lines were super sharp and went on flawlessly!
4. Leave fabric as-is or sew fitted covers if desired.
If one desired to sew, they could create a fitted sheet of sorts first. But since my sewing machine is MIA…
on purpose I just folded the fabric around the foam mattresses. It stays put pretty well!
The pallet wood sofa fabric
A few pillows later, this pallet sofa was ready for coffee time!
You’ve seen the Bed & Breakfast pillow in my bedroom before.
As well as the crate coffee table.
And of course, the tutorial for the pallet wood sofa is HERE.
The pallet wood chair fabric
The pallet wood chair was next!
A few different stencils were used to vary things up a little.
With all the same steps taken….
… the end result was one pretty sweet lookin’ chair!
Here’s a closer look how the sign stencil graphics were arranged.
I think I’m leaving the Farmhouse patio table in place, because it does work. I just added a big wreath until I decide if I’m getting flowers up here or not.
Gotta admit, I’m rather intrigued that the wreath won’t die on me…
Pallet furniture before:
Pallet furniture after!
Simple and sweet and done! Let the 2017 patio games begin!
What do you think of the fabric idea? Think you may try the look out with some stencils you have?
35 thoughts on “Pallet wood outdoor furniture fabric from stenciled drop cloths!”
OMG Donna! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! This is by far one of my favorites of your porch décor. It can be used in so many ways. On curtains, table cloths, pillows, coverings for furniture. I can’t wait to try. You’ve inspired me. Just a question – how did you attach the fabric to keep it on, so to speak? Is the fabric tucked in or somehow tucked in? Thanks so much for sharing such a wonderful idea. It’s a great for me to start my mothers day. May you have a Happy Mothers Day! Oops – I said tucked in twice. I meant to inquire if it was ‘sewn’ or ‘tucked’! Thanks!
Thank you Joanne! And whoops! I’ve edited the post to better explain what I did. I simply wrapped the fabric around the mattresses loose like. I guess the foam has good gripping power because it stays put really well!
And yes to all your other fabric ideas. This would make a super cute bedspread or shower curtain!
Ok I didn’t think anyone could top Bliss’s stenciled chair but you may have just done that (sorry Bliss) This is fantastic! I love what you did with her fantastic idea, your porch looks fabulous…. I will be right over, have a drink ready!! LOL
Ready and waiting Susan! And I GUESS Bliss could come too… 😉
And thank you! I love the look! Now we need nice weather…
This turned out beautifully, Donna!! And thanks for the “crazy cool carpet” mention. You’re stencils are great to work with. x
Thank you! And my pleasure! Your carpet is amazing! Mentioning it was a public service announcement! 🙂
This is so cool – I’ve put most of all my project ideas on the back burner for when we move but holy cow this has really caught my attention. What a great idea and I’ve yet to try stenciling on fabric – this is true inspiration and you know I never thought about doing our own patio furniture. Loving this.
Very clever indeed! Love the bright fresh look!
Thank you! And yes to the bright… it’s not a fussy, pure white fabric yet it sure pops against the black!
over-the-top awesome! I’ve got to try some version of this…even just a few pillows…love it!
BRING IT! I can’t wait to see your rendition Jane! I know you’ll do total justice to it. And thanks for the kudos!
Oh my! I just finished two pillows to give my mom for Mothers Day using drop cloth, paint and stencils but now you’ve given me even more inspiration! Happy Mothers Day you creative sweet soul?
Love your porch! Love the rustic elements mixed with the refined Windsor chairs, and that gorgeous “farmhouse” table. The stenciled fabric was such a fun addition. And the black and white, plus wood, puts almost a contemporary feel to a rather grand timeless outdoor room. Nice. You are an artist.
Looks great!! And I love the amount of stencils you used. There are places for the eye to “rest” – otherwise it would get too busy. 🙂
I think I’m agreeing with you Laura! I like the small chair the best! And thanks for the kind words. This one was so fun!
OMG, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS. I would love owning this seating set. Nice job, and Happy Mother’s Day
Loving this idea.. you should do some fabric with your design. Love the whole Patio.
I make aprons from painter’s drop cloths. The stencils would look awesome on those! Love the way your patio furniture turned out – you have some of the best (and cutest) ideas! Happy Mother’s Day to you!
Love it. Your so creative .
Really cute, your porch is lookin pretty great.
Thank you for this! I’ve seen your posts about your deck before, but I haven’t pressure-washed mine yet, and with the long weekend coming, I needed a kick in the butt!
Also, I’ve struggled for a few years with my deck set… it’s powder-coated dark brown metal with wide arms, and thick cushions; very modern looking actually. I love all things rustic so I’m looking to switch it up – making some cushion covers like this would be perfect! We’re on the farm and the covers tend to get dirty quickly, so covers like these could be quickly removed to shake the dust off, or tossed in the wash.
Kudos on your other posts lately, about taking time for yourself. I had a personal shake-up in my life about 7 or 8 years ago, and I really had to find myself, to find my way out and forward. From what I can see, you have everything you need within! Keep on truckin!
Excellent! I love the new look,totally conversation pieces in the conversation area.
I love your porch! It’s such a nice blend of rustic and farmhouse and industrial 🙂
Brilliant use of your stencils to make large seat covers for your deck furniture.
Love this! Would there be a way to protect it to be able to wash?
As far as I’m aware, I should be able to wash it as is. I suppose one could possibly spray scotch guard it but I plan to try as is. I’ll update this post after I have!
This is BEYOND AMAZING! It’s rare now to be stopped dead-in-your-tracks on while scrolling through beautiful photos, but this….WOW!!
Sharing on a blog post with a direct link — just perfect!!!
Love it all, it actually looks very cool! I’m pretty sure you just started a trend! by the way, those pillows are cool too, where from?
Haha, thanks Sandra! The smaller pillows are from Ikea. Still avail!
I wish we were neighbors, I would love to have someone so creative to tinker with!
Hi! In case no one else has asked, you mentioned the Fusion paint and another one. How and when did you use each, please? I would like to try your project, and learn how to do the paint. It is sooo cute! And, I LOVE drop cloth projects!!!! Thank you!
Hi Teresa! I used Fusion until I ran out, then substituted craft paint to finish the job. Hope that helps clarify!
Hi Donna, Where did you get foam mattresses- are these crib size? How have they held up outside (although covered from elements)?
Love the idea, thanks!
Hi Maureen! The foam pieces were custom cut at an RV upholstery place. It can be price efficient if you are able to select a used chunk of foam if they carry that. New foam will be more costly. Regardless, I found whatever the costs were to be worthwhile as I live in these pieces during nice weather!
With one pallet sofa, I initially built it to the size of a futon mattress I found at a thrift store. However due to it getting damp being outdoors, I had to throw it away. Foam pieces are lighter and easier to carry indoors in poor weather. You can even purchase outdoor foam from an RV place, however it will ultimately be a lot more costly.
Happy foam hunting!