"I'm redoing my curtains in my living and dining room - taking down the old chunky lace tablecloths I had swagged and gathered and tied and draped and replacing them with bleached drop cloths hung over old hangars ala Funky Junk Interiors (I'm a huge fan too, Vicki!) ...anyway, do you have any ideas about what I could do with all these old tablecloths. They're not in great shape - some holes, some rust stains and a bit misshapen now that they've been hung in weird ways over the years. Any ideas at all - of course, I'll have to check pinterest, but you came to mind and I thought you'd be the perfect person to ask."
Well Vicki, since reading your note to me, I just can't get your question out of my mind. "What to do with old lace table cloths that are in "less-than-perfect" shape? Well, I came up with a few ideas. I hope you enjoy and get inspired!
|Old, ripped, stained, lace tablecloth that I had just washed.|
What about using that old tablecloth as a table runner? Here, I went for a mono-chromatic look. I felt the tablecloth added softness and texture.
How about taking an old suitcase (notice the rips and stains - ewwww.....)
and turning it into:
|A drink station! For the holidays, it's a pretty simple thing to pull together.|
What about a simple, romantic bunting on the banister?
|A tree skirt?|
I think the tablecloth gives this display a lot more presence. A few twigs, Christmas balls and an old tablecloth in a (chipped) vase! Not bad....
Well, there are just a few ideas I had. Some of them might be new ideas, some you may have already done yourself. However, I have to say, it was a lot of fun to play! Thank you Vicki, for the great question you asked me. I sure would love to see what you ended up doing with your old, lace tablecloths.
Oh, and I do have one more idea. I'm not sure Frodo likes it though. He says it's for girls.
|Please don't mind the stained carpet. It's getting cleaned next week.|