Wednesday, March 26, 2008

WFMW: Ancient Chinese Secret

Easter Table

Ok, so it's not ancient, nor Chinese, but I should have used Calgon because I have stained this thrifted table cloth a few times.

I went out Saturday looking for a new spring colored table cloth. Did I look at Bed Bath and Beyond or Linens N Things? No, I tortured myself by going to two different Ross Dress for Less stores and KMART. All the crazies were out. To prove that point I saw several of my students.

Anyway, discouraged because there was nothing at any of those bargain stores, I went into Sur La Table and Anthropologie. Maybe sales? One can dream. I found this and another that looked like this! After fantasizing about the beautiful tables they would make, I came home and got real.

To cover up the stains and to make the tablecloth fit my table better, I folded it like this...
Thrifted Table Cloth

Then I used a table runner I already had to cover up the folds and the stains too.

Using what I have works for me!

More creative solutions at Rocks In My Dryer...

7 comments:

Totallyscrappy said...

And it looks so pretty!

Handi Dandi Mandi said...

It turned out fantastic! Very creative!

Heidi said...

Clever! I had noticed the runner when you posted about Easter dinner and I just thought it looked pretty--I had no idea it was doing double duty!

Mama Russell said...

Oh, it sure looks great, though. I am impressed!

Laane said...

It looks so very creative and nice.
Never thought you would vocer up something. LOL!

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Have a great week and an amazing spring!!!

Vader's Mom said...

I would have never know. Just amazing.

Rebecca said...

I thought you were going to say you found a tabe cloth with a great striped center! I love it. :) And your bunnies boxes are adorable! I love that site, I wish I would have thought to go there for Easter!