I got this idea from The Farm Chicks in the Kitchen book. Our table is large and since I have a family that enjoys their food very much, I was always washing the tablecloths. I like having color on my table, but wanted the ease of clean-up. So,when I saw this idea in the book, I was thrilled! I bought some oilcloth from a seller on etsy and put it on my dining room table. The table is large, so the hardest part was turning it over and placing it face down on the oilcloth.