My first ever Pinterest challenge is now complete!

Pinterest Challenge: Anthropologie Inspired {brooks of bohemia} Tablecloth via Shoes Off Please

On Monday, I couldn’t decide whether I wanted to finish a lamp makeover or make an Anthropologie-inspired tablecloth. Neither one is a necessity and the lamp is more practical, but I reallllly wanted to do the tablecloth.

Obviously, I had to do both. I like one of them more than the other so I’m just going to post about the one I like now and I’ll put the other one up tomorrow.

This was my “pinspiration” photo, an Anthropologie tablecloth, retailing for $228

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It seemed straightforward enough: buy fabric and paint fat sloppy lines on it. Let’s see how that worked out for me, shall we?

The materials:Pinterest Challenge: Anthropologie Inspired {brooks of bohemia} Tablecloth via Shoes Off PleaseI had some paint on hand from another project, got the canvas dropcloth from Home Depot, and the rest from Michael’s.

The setting:

I must confess I didn’t think about¬†where I was going to paint it. It didn’t quite fit in the kitchen nook even when I took some stuff out…

Pinterest Challenge: Anthropologie Inspired {brooks of bohemia} Tablecloth via Shoes Off Please

And it didn’t really fit in the living room either, but Mia’s nap wasn’t going to be much longer and I was running out of time so I had a Tim Gunn moment and I made it work.

Pinterest Challenge: Anthropologie Inspired {brooks of bohemia} Tablecloth via Shoes Off PleaseAt this point, I had a few thoughts: 1- I should probably wash this first 2- I should probably iron this first 3- I should probably put something underneath in case the paint bleeds through

NO TIME!!! So I told logic to take a timeout (where Aiden put some pillows yesterday because they weren’t listening to him and they kept jumping out of timeout- the kid does not lack imagination).

I started to tape around the edges and ran out of tape so I just used it to make my first demarcation, less for clean lines and more as a guideline. From there, it was just a race to finish this before Mia woke up. I mixed one part fabric medium to two parts paint (as per the instructions) and just tried to keep the dropcloth as straight as possible

Pinterest Challenge: Anthropologie Inspired {brooks of bohemia} Tablecloth via Shoes Off PleaseI like how it came out better in real life than in photos so I guess you all are gonna have to come over for a meal and see for yourself!

Pinterest Challenge: Anthropologie Inspired {brooks of bohemia} Tablecloth via Shoes Off Please Pinterest Challenge: Anthropologie Inspired {brooks of bohemia} Tablecloth via Shoes Off Please Pinterest Challenge: Anthropologie Inspired {brooks of bohemia} Tablecloth via Shoes Off Please

I’m so so happy that I did the Pinterest Challenge this time! Did anyone else participate? I’d love to see what you did! Don’t forget to check out our hosts:¬†Sherry, Katie, Emily, and Renee’s projects!

Love, Gilit @ Shoes Off Please

 

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