Monday, July 16, 2012
A little secret I love to share for many DIY projects comes in an inexpensive little package at Home Depot and Lowes...drop cloths. Made of sturdy fabric in a clean, monochromatic camel-tone (can also be dyed fairly easily in a large bucket with water and fabric dye from Michael's arts and crafts for under $5), they come in sizes from 6'x8' to 12'x12' for under $15. I've used them for everything from curtains and pillow cases for outdoor sofas to slipcovers and, in this case, the perfect spot to catch a little shade. With a few pieces of bamboo and rope from the garden center, make holes in each corner, add grommets and place the bamboo through the hole. With a little sweat and no tears, you can chill out in a shady spot and enjoy the summer!