Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Table Slipcover, If You Will

Ok. So the new objects of my affection (Craigslist chairs) landed in my dining room. I love my little farmhouse table. It's cute. Not a "forever" piece since it won't sit the 8-10 I would prefer but I like it. We bought the dining set along with these side tables when we moved into our current (and first "grown up") house, coming from a tiny 1 bedroom apartment. I envision this as a breakfast table in it's next life if we move to another house.
I digress, I dragged my gray/french blue-ish chairs into the dining room where they sat with 4 other white chairs and a table with a dark wood top and white legs.

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Too many finishes in one place. My eyes were bouncing all over the room. I don't know what color to look at. Please. tame. this. space.

I threw on a white table cloth that I use for special occasions.

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Close, but still not quite what I wanted for every day use. Think.....think...
I remembered a cute table cloth my friend, Emily, made for her daughter's birthday party table...darling....I was inspired to create.....

...I shall make my own custom fitted tablecloth! In the shabby variety...

.....with RUFFLES!

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LOVE IT!( Please disregard the trashed out play room beyond!)

Now the chairs can shine against a neutral backdrop and my dining room gets a light and fresh makeover for the summer months.....now maybe I need to paint the room too?? The sage green is getting a little tired these days....
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Aaaaand....the photo session is over as I was informed it was POOL TIME!

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14 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

adorable! love the ruffle!

slommler said...

I too love the ruffle!! Perfect for sure!
And the look on his face...Priceless!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Mimi's Vintage Charm said...

Nice work! i love ruffles:)

Tammy said...

Looks great. It really did soften the table and chairs! I love your walls. So funny, because I feel the same way about things in my house. I constantly am thinking of changing things. Thanks for sharing. I am your newest follower. Hope you can visit me sometime.

Emily@LovelyBeasts said...

It's the perfect thing to complete your table and dining room! Love it!

Jessie said...

Everything's better with ruffles! Very cute :) can I ask where you got those yellow check drapes I spy peeking out behind the table? They're lovely!

A Few Pennies said...

Adorable (and that sweet little boy)--I would love to make one of these too--looks so lovely in your dining room; thanks for the inspiration!

Becky@OrganizingMadeFun said...

That is a really cute table cloth - I imagine that it must keep it from moving around and shifting, too? I have that problem with my tablecloth! Very creative!

Becky B.
www.organizingmadefun.com
Organizing Made Fun

Judy said...

I will be featuring this at my link party tonight. Please stop by and grab an I've Been Featured button. The link opens at 8pm EST tonight. Thanks.

Jena @ Involving Color said...

The table cloth looks great! I really love the whole look of your dining room. I'm a new follower!

‚Ą≥artina @ Northern Nesting said...

I love it!! Love your whole dining room! Martina

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I didn't link up to the party at DIY by Design last week, so I missed this. I had to come over now though when I saw the feature you got, Lori, and tell you what a fabulous job you did on this tablecloth. I just love it! I'm into ruffles bad and this is great.

Karen said...

This is a beautiful dining room,love the mix of styles and colors of the chairs and the tablecloth is beautiful. Loving your blog and am a new follower.

Walton Lee said...

I like your table cloth, ruffles and also kid with very sweet smile.I scrolled down and up thrice because its just awesome so I could not stop me to see again.

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