Thursday, April 8, 2010

the oilcloth is in -- and on



Just about a month ago, I posted seeking opinions about oilcloth. I received so many helpful and appreciated comments and as you can see, went with red polka dots on white.



I ordered the oilcloth from fellow Etsy seller Oilcloth Addict, and was so pleased with the customer service.


Hardware source: Anthropologie

Because I am prone to being a bit fickle when it comes to decor, I chose to adhere the oilcloth to the underside of the table with easily removable blue painter's tape as opposed to duct tape or even staples.



I seem to be dotting each room with a bit of red these days.



Someday new chair pad cushions will be on the list. I did attempt to sew some and came pretty close. A story for another time ...



Thankful for the sunny spring weather today.

xo
elyse

77 comments:

Kim said...

Very cute & cheerful! And, it will be SO easy to clean up.

Theresa said...

It turned out so beautiful, Elyse! I just love it and it makes me happy:) BJ at Sweet Nothings would so love those polka dots! Have a blessed day and enjoy the springtime weather! HUGS! Theresa

Alison said...

Super-cute! Love that oilcloth! That is the same oilcloth that Kari and I use to create a cute floor for our booth when we do shows. It looks darling on your table. Such a great idea!
Alison

Lisa said...

Love your new tablecloth! What a great idea about the painter's tape. I'll have to remember that.

MARY PERNULA said...

VERY CUTE AND CHEERY, I LOVE THE COLORS ALSO, RED HAS BECOME A SPECIAL COLOR FOR ME IN MY UPSTAIRS. LIVING AREA. THANKS FOR SHARING THE PHOTO'S XO MARY

Julie said...

It's so charming, Elyse! Love the polka dots you chose--perfect! The red looks so wonderful with your fabulous wall color--love it!

Thank-you for all your inspiration...I love all the beautiful things you do!

Hope your day is amazing!

Julie Ann said...

It looks great!! :) You table looks so happy! :)

Cindy said...

Perky..yet not so busy that you can't stand to look at it!! Great choice.
The room is really coming together!!
I would love to sit there and visit and drink some ice tea and share some pound cake..see it pulls you in!!

Hugs..Cindy
Rick-Rack and Gingham

Sarah Sarniak said...

This is so cute and quaint. I just love the combination of everything, the archway, the chandelier, the table (of course). Everything just looks awesome together.

Sarah said...

It looks absolutely beautiful! Very cheery and happy!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

LOVE it!!

I love your room, too!

Red seems to be the perfect touch!

xo
becky

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

Hey Elyse, that looks brilliant! I love it....and I'm the same way, can't commit to the 'same' thing for too long.

It's just because we like fresh, new, change! And that's a good thing in my books!

ciao bella
have a great day!
creative carmelina

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

Hey Elyse, that looks brilliant! I love it....and I'm the same way, can't commit to the 'same' thing for too long.

It's just because we like fresh, new, change! And that's a good thing in my books!

ciao bella
have a great day!
creative carmelina

stefanie said...

it is perfect!!!!

Amy C said...

love it, its so springy and happy and I LOVE those glasses too.

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oh it looks adorable, really cute.
I've just got some pretty polka dot oilcloth too to use as a table cloth for our table outside.
Love
Alison
x

Mary said...

Hi, that looks fab. I love it and the glass knob you added. Your whole kitchen looks great. Have you looked at Cath Kidston's oilcloths? Don't. It's too tempting and the shipping is high to the U.S. But, it's gorgeous!

Connie said...

Ohmygosh, I looooove that oilcloth. I have some old oilcloth but it's dark and I want a light one. I went to her website but can't get it to send an email. I guess I'll just have to order some and hope there is enough yardage in the one I want. Darling, chick....
xoxo,
COnnie

Jen Kershner said...

It looks great! Good choice! The painters tape is a brilliant move.

If you had asked me, I would have said your blog was linked on mine. I just remedied that injustice! Hugs.

Mahek said...

cute oil cloth!!!
We do not get oilcloth in India or it would have been fun to use it...

winnibriggs said...

Great choice, and I will note your supplier for future reference as I like you like to ring the changes.

Liberty Biberty said...

Your table looks great! Very cheery!
Mercedes

Jeanne said...

Elyse, You oilcloth covered table is so cheery. It reminds me of the table in my grandma's kitchen where I would help her make pies and cookies, eat open-faced Danish sandwiches for Sunday suppers, and eat dinners with my brother and cousins when we had to eat at an "childen's table." Oh the fond memories I have from sitting at that table. Grandma's oilcloth was plain white, but I love your red polka dots.
xo
jeanne

birdie blue said...

Love the red polka dots. Darling!

Katy Noelle said...

Hello! Why, you're quite wonderful! So cheerful and perky. I must have been poking around in your cottage for, at least, half and hour and never noticed till now. My, how time flies! However, I'm, also, fuddy headed; so, I think this is all I shall say. Oooo! Except, I think that I'll follow along with the rest of the herd if you don't mind. = )

Love, Katy Noelle

P.S. I am saying something else. I found you through your pleasant comment to the Duchess of Tea.

Heather at Happy Chippy Junk said...

LOVE IT!!! Looks so cute and springie!! Cath Kidston would be proud!!

Sharon said...

I love all the things you do and this is really cute! I love oil cloth too. Easy clean up!
Sharon

Claudia said...

Hello dear friend - it looks wonderful. The polka dots are so cheerful and happy. Very Kathleen Kelly of you! Do the boys like it?

xo
Claudia

You are welcome to grab a spot in my suitcase - wouldn't that be fun?

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh Elyse! It is so perfect!! I am a polka dot freak and this couldnt look better! I am loving the red. The flowers on the table look so cottage perfect too!! Love it!
Hugs,
Amy

Country Dreaming said...

Love, love, love it! Dots are my fav because they are fresh and fun+
you can do so many things with them. Red is GREAT too.

Melinda

debi said...

OMG! Elyse, I love,love,love it!!
It's so light and cheery...perfect in your dining room! It looks so very Cath.

Diane said...

Elyse, I love how the table cover looks, growing up with such a large family, that was all our mom used to use on our long picnic table we ate on in the Kitchen. Such fond memories. Hugs, Diane

koralee said...

Oh me oh my I adore this look. And lots of polka dots make everything happy!!!
Thank you so so much for your sweet caring comment you left on my blog the other day concerning my daughters migraines...I am taking them to heart...lots of water has been going into her...and I will be looking into the wheat in her diet. What a blessing you are sweet friend. xoxoxo

Phyllis said...

Wow - it turned out great!

Lori said...

Elyse, that looks totally adorable!!! so cheery and happy:) good pick!!!

Scrap for Joy said...

Elyse,
Every time you step into your dining room you'll think you're at a party! Love the dots...I may follow your lead. Our kitchen set is so dated and old looking...it needs a cheering up, too. Thanks always for your inspiring ideas!
Joyce

Lisa said...

LOVE IT!! I know you are so pleased! I am off to check the shop. I'd love some oil cloth!!
Hugs, Lisa

Free Pretty Things For You said...

wow that look So good!
your house is Beautiful my dear :)

tales from an oc cottage said...

Can one be "in love" with a table? Oh boy is may heart pitter pattering! Cath is SO eating her heart out!!! ;}


m ^..^

The Feathered Nest said...

Elyse!!! Your home is so beautiful!!! I love the touches of red, that add such a sweet surprise...great idea to just tape it on, who knows what you may like in 6 months ~ hugs and love, Dawn

Little Pink Studio said...

The table looks darling Elyse! And I love the milk bottle vases! (Pottery Barn?)
:)
xoxo, Cerri

beedeebabee♥ said...

Hi Elyse! The white with red polka dots looks so pretty on on your table...your room is really pretty too! xo Paulette ;)

aimee said...

i love it!
blessings,
aimee

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Ooo! And the milk (?) bottles make it just perfect!

Glitter & Bliss said...

So cute!!! What a great idea!! Have a wonderful Friday!! Leslie

Zuzu said...

So happy and sweet, Elyse!!! I love it! :)
Zuzu

Dumpster Decorators said...

Super adorable.

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

Fantastic, Elyse!

Kelly said...

Kelly from Oilcloth Addict here! WOW!!! I am totally in love with your project, I just had to share it with our blog readers!!!

Thanks for the shout out!

Vicki said...

Hi, Elyse, love those red polka dots on your table. I love to have some red here and there in my home, too. I have wanted to have some pillows made from oilcloth to put on wicker chairs outside. I have never really seen any for sale. I don't sew so guess I will just keep looking. I am glad you are having some sunshine. Have a fun filled, happy weekend, dear friend! Vicki

GardenofDaisies said...

The oilcloth looks wonderful!!! I should think about doing that with my kitchen table. I need to go take a look at the colors and designs that are available.

Cozy Little House said...

Now you're talking my color, Elyse! I don't know what it is about red that makes my heart sing. But the next best thing is polka dots. So you've got it all covered. Literally! And it's gorgeous!
Brenda

stefanie said...

oh, did you make me laugh, I did gasp, I think because of the swirly hearts...well I painted them white and they are up...tomorro I will post...boy do I wish I had some 80's gold!!!!!!

Valarie said...

I love it!! It looks so cheerful!! Have a fabulous weekend.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Love that arched doorway and the oilcloth is perfectly cheery for your kitchen area. Just the perfect touch of color without being overwhelming and can be mixed and matched with so many things. Lovely! Have a beautiful day. :) Tammy

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

Oh Elyse, how beautiful!

Beach Vintage said...

This is so very sweet and such an inviting space Elyse. I love the red dots.

Duchess of Tea said...

How lovely darling. You have been a constant source of inspiration to me with your beautiful photos and amazing style and talent. Enjoy your day.

Love & Hugs
Duchess

KarenHarveyCox said...

Elyse,
Wow, it looks wonderful. Thank for sharing the link to the shop. I love your table, and the design that you chose.

Karen

fairiemoon said...

It is looking really good Elise! I especially love the milk bottles! Did you actually consume the milk from those? I never did find the right oilcloth for my project! I might have to figure out a different solution!

Erin :)

Sandy said...

This is wonderful!!!! I so love my oilclothed table!!!! It is so fun to workon...yours is very sweet! I was alittle anxious about doing the top, but we just turned it over after we centered the oilcloth and it was so easy. I did use staples, I was afrain nothing else would hold....Very nicely done...I love your vintage table,reminds me of my grandma's....

Natasha Burns said...

Love love love love love it!!! Elyse it looks fabulous. I love your bright happy home :) You're a rockstar!

Terri said...

Just gorgeous Elyse! I love the polka dots. too cute! Terri

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Love your new oilcloth tabletop!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

S C R E A M I N G !

Oh Elyse I am sooo excited you got the red polka dot one! I voted for that oilcloth! It looks adorable on your table dear! I must get some for my rod~iron chairs for outside! Thank you for the lead! What a cozy little kitchen. Very comforting!

Love,
Maryjane

Mary Ellen said...

Elyse, Your table is so charming! I love your choice of oilcloth. I am waiting for your sweet home to be featured in a magazine one of these days - your sweet little clothespin dolls got featured- now it's time to show off that wonderful nest of yours!

Got some seeds planted today in my little greenhouse shelf. It will be after Mother's Day before these little guys can get out in the fresh air!

bee blessed
mary

Secondhandrose said...

The look is so fun and happy...perfect for summer. Great choice. Come for a visit.

karen

Romero said...

que lindo log tienes!!!..es una gran inspiracion!...te sigo. saludos...marta

Mimi Sue said...

I blogged about oilcloth today too. Love what you did with yours. Mimi

Kim-Fille de Fleur said...

Forget me not's and polka dots! Two of my favorite things! What a great idea to TAPE it! I want my table to show too and I was thinking I had to sew it (don't want to sew) but to tape it underneath is so clever. You are a clever one Elyse!
Kim

cammy @ freckledfarm said...

I really love the red polka dot oilcloth and it looks absolutely perfect on your table. So happy and cheerful!

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Love it Elyse! I have my latest RHM and congrats on the how to feature! Twice in 2 months? Wow, you're my hero!

Couture de Papier said...

You have Sun?! I wonder how Valerie Bertinelli is holding up in this weather? and if she will have one of those 'orange spray tans' for Boston Marathon Monday!
I finally have camera working but too dark to photo your adorable treasures you sent me.I just love gazing and daydreaming with them the clothespin gals are magical and great company! good thing pinkettes understand what I am talking about..Im not crazy!!

Katy Noelle said...

I was so excited that you came and spent some time in the sunny spot with me! Wow! That was a fun shock of joy. =]

I was thinking about it. Do you know "Curlew Country" blogspot? I think that you would LOVE it. She's in England and is the first real blog that I'd seen. Actually, she was my inspiration for starting to blog. She has a lovely Cottage feel and I just think that you two are such a similar match.

BTW our puppies are here! Hooray!

Love, Katy

Karen said...

Elyse! I just bought the May Issue of Romantic Homes and THERE YOU WERE!!!!! Congratulations! Very cute article!!!
Hugs! Karne

Bethany said...

I am SO digging those polka dots. Love love love how it all looks esp with the bottles and flowers. Wowzers. And I'm not even a cottagey type chick.
I'm more Mr T style!

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

I love your re-do. The reds and white are so perfect together. Very charming.

Rebecca