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...


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!

You can find my tip at:

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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!