I love how I rescued this stained tablecloth by painting it in summer colors with a paint roller. It looks perfect on my citrus-themed table!
I liked this project so much, that I think I will make one for each season. I am confident that I have three more tablecloths that qualify for this project! There are a lot of vintage tablecloths at flea markets and occasionally I get one that can’t be saved. Today I shared a DIY on how to rescue a stained tablecloth with bright 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.
Before this project, I had not 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 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 thought it would be fun to use paint in summer colors and the grapefruits, oranges, and lemons look wonderful on the table.
How to Make a Painted Tablecloth with a Paint Roller
I first started painting with paint rollers when I bought some vintage French paint rollers at the Rose Bowl Flea Market. Back then, they used paint rollers to create a wallpaper effect.
Unfortunately, the vintage rollers are beautiful, but due to their age and fragile condition, they are difficult to use for a project.
Luckily, I found rubber paint rollers on Amazon and I am absolutely in love with using them for craft projects.
You don’t need much to make a tablecloth like this one. All you need is the tablecloth or other cloth, the paint roller, and some acrylic paint. The roller comes in many patterns, I have linked a few of my favorite patterns for you below.
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- select a white tablecloth for this project (if it has stains then it is better!)
- place the acrylic paint in a flat pan lined with parchment paper
- roll the paint roller into 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
Setting the table is really easy. I started with grapefruits and then I added oranges and lemons. I love how the citrus fruit looks in the center of the table.
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This flat-lay photo looks so wonderful!
Summer Colors with Friends
I love joining my friends to see what kind of projects they share! I think you are going to love all of these projects!
My go-to summer colors are mostly tan and navy blue. So to match my Serena & Lily placemats, I created these inexpensive versions. They are super easy to make, and I love the fun accent of color.
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