I hope you guys all enjoyed checking out the tabletop I put together over on Alison Events yesterday. So today I wanted to share with you how I made that tablecloth. I spotted this tablecloth on Anthropologie's site and instantly fell in love, but not with that $228 price tag. So I used it as inspiration to create my own.
-1 canvas drop cloth (I bought mine at Home Depot for $24). The size is up to you, but I wanted one that covered an 8' table, so I bought one that was 9' x 12' and then cut it down to size.
-paint. I used regular old interior house paint from Home Depot.
-a small roller, paint brush, paint containers, a plastic drop cloth (larger size then your canvas drop cloth), blue painters tape.
what to do:
-The ideal location to paint your drop cloth would be a garage or outdoor space, but if you live in a small space like I do, you can still make it work. First I cut the drop cloth down to the desired size (I literally placed it over the 8' table I wanted to use it on, decided how much I wanted it to drape, then cut). I put a large plastic drop cloth down first to protect our hardwood floors. Then I put the cloth drop cloth down and taped it down so it wouldn't shift around. Also, I opened up all of my windows to make sure I had plenty of circulation.
-Next step is to tape off your drop cloth. If you want to be precise you can use a ruler, but I wanted the finish product to look a bit random so I just eye balled the taping. I just readjusted things as I placed the tape until I liked the look. I also wanted the sizes of the stripes to be very random so I made sure the stripes were all slightly different sizes.
-Once everything is taped off (which by the way, this was the longest step in the process) then it's time to paint. I chose three different colors (behr creamy peach, behr gentle rain & white). Before painting I chose which stripe would be which color (again I didn't want two of the same colored stripes to be right next to one another, so by choosing in advance, I made sure that the final product was random looking).
-Let the drop cloth dry (I let mine dry overnight). Once it's dry, remove the painters tape and it's ready to be used. YAY! Hope you enjoyed this little diy project. Super simple, yet it creates a big impact.