I always use the tablecloth below only on Thanksgiving day.
The table isn't done yet, but I am for today!
The best part is, when I see all my children around the table, joking and cutting each other up!
It usually is so funny and heartwarming because they( all 6 ) get along pretty good with each other, and for that I really feel blessed.
I also really needed to spend some time re-doing my dining chairs.
And I gave them a lick and a promise!
I plan to give them a full fledged make over at a later date. I will completely take off the seats and re cover them when I find the perfect fabric but for now I HAD to do something. These are 26 years old and the seats just don't come clean anymore. They have been spot cleaned many times, now they need a fix.
My temporary solution: Cover in painters drop cloth.
I am thinking about using this as a permanent fix by printing something vintage on this canvas-like fabric, and then securing it to the seat by completely unfastening and screwing back down. I really like the feel of this painters dropcloth!...I love the natural look of it.
I cut the cloth into squares. I washed them and didn't even dry them. You will get all sorts of fraying and have to cut most of that off.
I cut two corners in on an angle.
Laid it flat on the chair, and tied in the back.
You could also tie each leg, which I tried, but it doesn't lay as flat on the sides.
Not bad for a quick temporary fix. I do intend to work on these to secure them to the seats, and to print something special on them. When I do I will post it.
After: one half hour later
I am going to attempt to make it to these parties: