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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Easy Oilcloth

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.
Once we placed the table face down, I began cutting around the shape of the table and then took the staple gun and stapled it to the underside of the table.  The great thing about this is the ease of care.  I just wipe it off and it looks great after every meal.  It gives me the color I want and it is always ready for company!  And, if I decide that I want a different color tablecloth, I can always put one over it for a different look.

This is the small children's table I have in the kitchen.  This table top had been so beat up with children's toys and markings.  I wasn't ready to refinish it since my children are very young and there is still lots of playing to do yet!  So, this was an inexpensive fix.  This is actually the first one I did, so you can see a few more wrinkles in it.  I didn't allow for as much oilcloth on the underside as I should have.  But, I still really like the color and it is so cheery to look at!  There are so many different patterns and colors of oilcloth to choose from too.  So, there is something for most people's tastes.  So, if you are thinking about a new look for a table, why not give oilcloth a try?

7 comments:

Chelle said...

I like your table covering. It looks really nice.

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Wow! That is a fabulous idea!

Thanks for you sweet comments on my blog, especially in regards to my son.

You're encouragement means so much!

Camille said...

The child's table is sooo cute covered like that! And I am with you on the coverings for the tables...always washing tablecloths is a bit time-consuming....I agree! What a wonderful solution. :)

Blessings to you!
Camille

Mrs. June Fuentes said...

What a cute child's table---thanks for linking up!

Many blessings...

hip-chick said...

that is a great idea. It reminds me of the table that The Walton's used to sit at. When my 5 children were younger I was forever washing table cloths too. It seemed like as soon as I put one on someone would spill a glass of milk.

Mrs. Trixi said...

This is a great idea and looks so good.

Cinnamon said...

I love this idea. It reminds me of the Walton's table cloth, except yours is so much prettier :-)

Thank you for stopping by and for your encouraging comments.

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