Turn Old Canvas Drop Cloths into Modern Art

Recycle an old drop cloth by transforming it into art canvases to create a triptych of modern art.

HCCAN602_Living-Room-After_s4x3

Tools and Materials:

canvas drop cloth
paintbrushes, paint rollers and roller covers
primer and latex paint
three wooden frames to wrap the canvas around
pneumatic upholstery stapler and upholstery staples
heavy-duty scissors
safety glasses

Steps:

HCCAN602_Painting-Canvas_s4x3

1. Roll the canvas out on a table or flat surface. If the canvas is reused, make sure to first shake out any dust or debris.

2. Use paint rollers to cover the canvas with primer. Cover a large enough surface to for your three canvas frames.

3. When the primer has dried, use latex paint to create a large, abstract mural.

HCCAN602_Orange-Yellow-Painting_s4x3

4. When the mural has dried, lay the canvas face-down on your work surface. Line up the frames evenly and leave about six inches between each frame. Use a pencil to trace around the frame leaving 2 to 3 inches all around so that the canvas can be folded over the frame and stapled.

5. Use scissors to cut the canvas around the frames.

6. Wrap the canvas around the frame and secure with a pneumatic upholstery stapler. Staple opposite sides to create a taught canvas, working around the frame in a star pattern (similar to changing a tire).

Next Up

Upcycled Art: Embroidered Tennis Racket Wall Hanging

Make a unique piece of art with yarn and some upcycling know-how. All you need is a quick trip to the thrift store.

How to Clean Velvet Upholstery

Fear not — high-end upholstery doesn't have to be challenging to clean. Follow these tips to keep your velvet furniture looking its best.

Make a Tie-Dye Shower Curtain

It only takes 24 hours to brighten up a basic bathroom.

The Best Linen Sheets, Tested by HGTV Editors

Breathable, durable and earth-friendly, linen is one of the best materials for sheets. Learn the basics of what to look for in linen sheets and which brands we recommend for different needs in our tested review.

Turn a Shower Curtain Into a Water-Resistant Beach Blanket

A fabric shower curtain serves as the perfect base for this no-sew, oversized beach blanket.

How to Reupholster an Arm Chair

Upholstery can be an intimidating project, but it seems more complicated than it actually is. A thrift store arm chair with simple lines, a sturdy frame and good padding makes a perfect subject for a novice upholsterer.

How to Paint a Tile Backsplash

Give your kitchen a facelift this weekend with a little elbow grease, some 220-grit sand paper and a lot of epoxy paint. Find out how to paint a tile backsplash with this step-by-step guide and shop everything you need to get started from our comprehensive materials list.

Ice Tie-Dye Napkins Four Ways

A tie-dye DIY so simple it only takes three ingredients: powder fabric dye, cotton napkins and ice.

Build Your Own Paper Unicorn Wall Sculpture With This Pattern Kit From Etsy

Make a large-scale, whimsical art piece entirely out of paper and glue.

The Best Cotton Sheets of 2023, Tested by HGTV Editors

Cotton is a go-to material for everyday sheets for all kinds of sleepers for good reason. After testing dozens of brands, we've rounded up the best of the best cotton sheets, from budget to luxury and sateen to percale.

What's New in Handmade

On TV

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.