Dropcloth Coasters

At Frugal Ain’t Cheap, Daniela says she has a lot of canvas dropcloth sitting around in her house.  Dropcloth is great for protecting surfaces while you’re painting, but there’s no need to throw it out when the paint project is complete.  Daniela used some of her dropcloth to make these coasters.

Daniela has some great information for how to make your dropcloth more supple and absorbent than it is straight from the package–which will really help if you are using it for coasters like these, instead of paint protection.  The number stamp Daniela used to give these a little more personality is really cute, and gives me a lot of ideas for other ways to personalize these.  This would make a great gift idea, don’t you think?

Learn more about how to make these coasters at Frugal Ain’t Cheap.

Cabinet with Numbered Drawers

Mary of Urban Farmgirl found this cabinet while out perusing old industrial plants for trash. It was outside a building that had been a printing company for almost 100 years. So you could say it has a little history {wink, wink}.

numbered cabinet before

Mary used her own personal technique to retain the character of the finish. There is so much I love about this piece… the inset knobs, the numbered drawers, the aged finish… Mary totally knocked this one out and brought out all the original beauty of the piece.

numbered cabinet after

Find Mary’s tutorial at Urban Farmgirl.