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« on: July 10, 2012 09:40:09 AM »



One of my Ballard Designs tables got all discolored from having a glass top from another table sit on it for a week while I was on vacation last summer.   Cry  The tables are powder coated steel, so hard to redo on a budget and spray paint isn't going to hold up as well as I'd like, so I decided I needed table clothes. 



We eat al fresco most nights in the summer as well as sit out there during the day so I didn't want to have to bring in/take out a table cloth every time we used the tables.  Also our house is going on the market later this month and I wanted to have something that looked nice for whenever the house is shown w/o us having to put it on every time. That required some kind of plastic. 



And I didn't want it to blow around or away or to deal with clips or weights, so... I made it envelope style. 



I bought the tablecloth plastic before I knew exactly how I was going to put these together (I didn't want to have elastic gathers), so I neglected to buy matching bias tape.  Oh, well.  At least I had yards and yards of this tape I made to practice a technique for cuttin yards and yards of bias tape in one long strip.  Only the dogs can see it when they lay on the deck and they don't mind much.
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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2012 09:58:29 AM »

What a great idea! I need to do something similar. Love the cheerful pattern and it's sweet of you to do something arty for the dogs LOL!!
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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2012 10:45:17 AM »

Nice!  I really like the tablecloth you selected.
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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2012 10:51:29 AM »

What a great idea! I need to do something similar. Love the cheerful pattern and it's sweet of you to do something arty for the dogs LOL!!

Thanks!  This style works really well with the rolled edges of the steel table top.  And my dogs are so dang spoiled!

Nice!  I really like the tablecloth you selected.

Thank you!  It actually goes quite nicely with the upholstery fabric on the chairs and was the only choice in tablecloth or oil cloth that did.  Whew!
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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2012 05:57:19 AM »

Good idea...looks nice !
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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2012 07:47:39 AM »

Good idea...looks nice !


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« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2012 10:44:56 AM »

Wow, what a nice idea and it looks amazing as well. I loved it and would like to do similar in the near future, hope I would succeed in my endeavors as I have never tried it before. Thanks for the post:)
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« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2012 12:18:16 PM »

Thank you!  We have recently moved and these don't look as nice in the woods where we live not (+ one was damaged in the move) so I think I'll make new ones in the spring!
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