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!”
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!