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Summer Colors Tablecloth DIY

I love how I rescued this stained tablecloth by painting it in summer colors with a paint roller. It looks perfect on my Summer Colors Citrus Table!

Summer Colors Tablecloth

I have a habit of buying vintage tablecloths and occasionally I get one that can’t be saved. Today I shared a DIY on how to rescue a stained tablecloth with bright summer colors.

A Painted Summer Colors Tablecloth

I think this photo makes it pretty clear how I painted this tablecloth. It wasn’t hard! Although, my husband came downstairs while I was painting this and said, “I can’t believe you are painting this so fast!” He really did think I was painting it by hand.

Summer Colors Tablecloth and Table in the Backyard

I haven’t used this tablecloth in years. I bought it at the flea market for a few dollars and was surprised that I couldn’t get the stains bleached out. I assumed it was destined for the trash until I decided to paint it. Can I just say, that I love this tablecloth so much!

I went with a citrus theme and the grapefruits, oranges, and lemons look wonderful on the table.

Summer Colors Tablecloth and Table

How to Make a Painted Tablecloth with a Paint Roller

I first started painting with paint rollers when I bought these vintage French paint rollers at the Rose Bowl Flea Market. But then I found this paint roller from Amazon and it is actually my favorite.

You don’t need much to make this table cloth. All you need is the cloth, the paint roller, and some acrylic paint.

  • select a white tablecloth for this project (if it has stains it is better!)
  • place the acrylic pait in a flat pan lined with parchment paper
  • roll the paint roller in the paint
  • place the roller on the fabric and roll. As soon as the paint starts to run thin, remove and add more paint to the roller. Place the roller back in the same spot (you can actually match up the design if you want but it doesn’t have to be exact).
  • roll each section of paint by color. You can also make the entire tablecloth in one color.
  • here you can see the color variance between the orange and the pink/coral.
  • the completed tablecloth is just perfect as none of the stains can be seen.

Setting the Summer Colors Table

Summer Colors Tablecloth

There are a lot of different paint rollers available but this paint roller is definitely my favorite. I have already used the roller to make dish towels and napkins.

Setting the table is really easy. I started with grapefruits then added oranges and lemons. I love how the citrus fruit looks in the center of the table.

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Summer Colors Tablecloth

This flat lay photo looks so wonderful!

Summer Colors Table

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I love joining my friends to see what kind of projects they share! I think you are going to love all of these projects!

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Look at these DIY Tiered Trays made from wooden bowls and candlesticks.

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DIY Ice Cream Cone Garland and Free Summer Print 

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Look at this wonderful summer color scheme for the holidays.
I love how I rescued this stained tablecloth by painting it in summer colors with a paint roller. It looks perfect on my Summer Colors Citrus Table!

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18 Responses

  1. Absolutely brilliant!! I love this idea and it can be taken in so many different directions!
    I’m always mesmerized by anything you create with paint!! You have been inspiring me for years snow!❤️❤️❤️

  2. OK!!!! I am in love with this idea! I have a bridal shower I am throwing in September and my wheels are turning! Thanks for another fun-easy-doable idea!!

  3. Perfect. I too have a large white / stained tablecloth. I already used your roller to make tea towels and I LOVE them. Thank you for this citrus idea. Colors are magnificant.

    1. I have noticed the acrylic paint stays on! (I have shirts from 8 years ago that still have paint on them!) But if you want to be extra safe, use fabric paint!

  4. Leslie, how fun is this project. It just screams summer time. You make me want to break loose with the 26+ stamp rollers that I have and get creative with them.

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