Wednesday, November 18, 2009

White Wednesday

I wanted to share this, for those who haven't seen this
this is from Country Living
Seems easy enough to do and very reasonable
I'm going to try this myself

Written by Jennifer Rizzo

STEP 1: Wash and tumble dry a natural-colored canvas drop cloth--ours measured six by nine feet
 ($8.44; few times to soften the fabric.

STEP 2: Lay the cloth flat. Run a strip of 1/4-inch grout tape down the middle of the fabric widthwise. Then run two additional pieces of tape on each side of the first, spacing them 1/4 inch apart (you'll have five strips total).

STEP 3: Squirt some red fabric paint ($1.89 for two ounces; onto a paper plate and dab a brush in it, off-loading any extra paint onto a paper towel. Working in short strokes, lightly brush the paint on the cloth between the taped areas to catch the grain of the canvas.

STEP 4: Continue to layer the pigment until it appears as dark as desired. Remove the tape once the paint has dried according to the package instructions.

Happy White Wednesday


  1. Do you know Jen? She has a blog...Sanctuary Arts at Home...and she features all kinds of do it yourself projects! This one was such a great idea!!

    Happy Wednesday Cheryl!

    :) T

  2. I love this tablecloth and hope to make one too. Jen's blog is full of projects like this...she's so generous to share her talents! Perfect white wednesday post :)

  3. Hi Cheryl, I think we all loved that article. I saw on someone else's blog today that she actually tried it and it was so cute. Happy White Wednesday.

  4. Don't you just love that tablecloth? I might try it myself too. I'll bet it would evenlook nice on linen.
    ~Debra Capers of the Vintage vixens

  5. Hello again, Yes they are on the property and there are more but I promise it isn't tacky:) And they are even in the house (barn). Yes, I will let you know about the tablecloth. If I get a darker linen, then I can do a white stripe. So many ideas, I need more time:).
    ~Debra Capers of the Vintage Vixens

  6. I saw pics of a table runner done like this and it looked really nice...I think you should give it a try! Let me know if you want to see the pics and I will look to see who's blog it was on.Happy Thanksgiving!


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  8. Love your Blog!!!!
    Thanks for stopping by....
    The Vintage wear it like a Dress or the examples I wrote about....
    Thank-you Doll!


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