Dropcloth to Tablecloth

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Have you heard all the buzz in the DIY land about using dropcloths as an inexpensive alternative to linen? Well there is a reason and it is because they really do have the look of tumbled linen or vintage grainsack. I use them as tablecloths and I love the casual laid back feel they bring to my table. You just need to do one thing first…….spring home refresh 14Dropcloth-projecet-tablecloth

Here’s What You Do:

  • You need to wash them in a delicate cycle with a 1/4 cup of bleach.
  • Tumble dry until damp (the 6X9 size is big at first but after washing and drying it shrinks to the perfect size for a 60″ to 72″ table)
  • Then lay them out flat to finish drying.

Easy peasy!! You now have a linen look tablecloth for 11 dollars. Total win!!
I use the ProLine brand from LOWE’S in the 6X9 size. (*not an affiliate link)

I use them on my patio table like I did here in my Spring Patio Refresh

It lends that Old World and vintage feel that we all love so much.
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See a little glimpse of it below paired with a grainsack runner from World Market. Winning combo!!! That’s my Rosemary Corn Off The Cob which is the easiest side dish you will ever make.

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They can be dressed up too!! I used one for this California Coastal Tablescape and it was the perfect backdrop.
IMG_2715California Coastal Dining Room California-Coastal-tablescapeJust a couple of things to keep in mind:

  • They have a hefty seam running down the middle. That’s why I use a runner or long centerpiece.
  • They keep shrinking, so when you get it to the size that you like be extra careful with drying times.


I know that you will love yours as much as I love mine!!!

XO Jessica

This is being shared at Shabby Creek Cottage

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6 thoughts on “Dropcloth to Tablecloth

  1. What a lovely Tablescape. The combo of accessories is perfect with the drop cloth tablecloth. I’ll have to remember this thrifty yet beautiful decorating tip. Susie from The Chelsea Project

  2. I used dropccloth as tablecloths two years ago for our large Thanksgiving dinner.We had over 20 people so we ran banquet tables end to end in the backyard. So in able to have matching tab!ecloths in the right size my hubby went to Lowe’s and got the 108″ size. I got a great drop at the ends of the table which I tied off with burlap and rosemary bouquets. I washed like you said but I did dry in dryer and took out slightly damp. They are such a great background for any tab!e serving. I high!y recommend them.

  3. Wow!! I have seen them as curtains, but they are great as tablecloths!!!! No more buying vinyl tablecloths for all the holidays, I wonder how they would look upholstered on my benches? Have you done any reupholstering with drop cloths?

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