Friday, November 13, 2009

Easy striped tablecloth!

STEP 1: Wash and tumble dry a natural-colored canvas drop cloth--ours measured six by nine feet ($8.44; few times to soften the fabric.
STEP 2: Lay the cloth flat. Run a strip of 1/4-inch grout tape down the middle of the fabric widthwise. Then run two additional pieces of tape on each side of the first, spacing them 1/4 inch apart (you'll have five strips total).
STEP 3: Squirt some red fabric paint ($1.89 for two ounces; onto a paper plate and dab a brush in it, off-loading any extra paint onto a paper towel. Working in short strokes, lightly brush the paint on the cloth between the taped areas to catch the grain of the canvas.
STEP 4: Continue to layer the pigment until it appears as dark as desired. Remove the tape once the paint has dried according to the package instructions

Another goodie from country living..Hey just found out this idea is Jens go check her blog it is a favorite of mine! Well done Jen!


Debra @ Common Ground said...

Love this Stephanie, did you know this is Jen Rizzo's wonderful creation from Sanctuary Art's? Check her out on my blog roll if you have not visited her blog. You will love her!!!!
hugs, Debra

Teresa Tysinger said...

I simply L-O-V-E this idea. And it's NO SEW which is just what I need! I'm committed to all handmade gifts this year and might just have to add this to my list. Thanks!

Samantha2818 said...

What a lovely idea. This is really beautiful. I want to make one for my Christmas table. Thanks x

Janean said...

amazing! adore it!

Anonymous said...

It's so simple and still pretty. I had seen it on Jen's blog a while back but had forgotten about it so thanks for sharing it again!

pk @ Room Remix

Karen said...

What a neat idea! What a great blog you have! I'll definitely be back to explore some more. I'm going to go check out your cousin's, too. Thanks for visiting my blog! Karen

Jen R. said...

Thanks so much for mentioning me!!! Did you get to do it?