Table Makeover

Oh, it had gotten so bad. The plastic table cloth I was using to protect our stolen Stickely dinning room table was wearing out. It was stretched out and stained and it had a hole that Claire kept stuffing food into…

It took me forever to get around to replacing it ’cause I used to buy the plastic by the yard at walmart, but now our dear local walmart (and every other walmart in driving distance) has be come a super store that no longer carries it. Drip, drip, drip (oh, pardon me, let me turn the sarcasm off…)

Ok, I’m back. I was expressing my frustration to my friend Rachel, and she said, “Call my mom! Her walmart still has a fabric section!” So, I did, and a week later at Church, dear Mrs. G- had brought me what I needed to give my dinning room a makeover.

While I was changing the table cover, I traded out the table cloth, too, from green to this lovely rainbow plaid. I’m not usually a fan of rainbow OR plaid, but somehow this table cloth sings my song.

To help the table cloth stay in place, hold up to repeated wipings, and hopefully look better longer, I duct taped the whole thing in place. I highly recommend this. Don’t know why I didn’t do it sooner. Ridiculously easy to wipe the table now. Won’t even discuss the ‘before’.

The Main Reason we have to have a plastic table cloth waits patiently for her breakfast. Three cheers for a cheery dinning room! Thanks, Mrs. G.

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6 responses to “Table Makeover”

  1. Joe Avatar

    Hey there, where did you get the tablecloth?


    1. Trina Avatar

      Walmart sells it by the yard–fabric supply stores have it too

  2. Jessica Avatar

    The walmarts in Binghamton and Oneonta still carry fabric (specifically the clear plastic) too.

    Glad you were able to save some sanity with the duct tape and plastic ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Kristina Avatar

    Trina, I wish I had thought of duck tape.I just got rid of my plastic on my table cuz it was always falling off! How smart are you!!:)
    I wish we could have seen you on Sun.It would have been so nice. But our kids have coulds anyways so I guess it was for the best. We don;t want to share our germs with yuo falks.If you are down again tho let us know. Love Kristina

  4. Mrs. Guthrie Avatar

    LOVE the fabric and oh, the duct tape!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Great idea, actually!!

  5. Belle Avatar

    I love the fabric and the clear plastic is a great idea with kids. It looks much nicer than just a plastic tablecloth.

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