So I love vintage tablecloths... This love stems from my love of 1950s Kitchen items in general! As a result, I've been gradually collecting vintage tablecloths since I was newly married. I thought I'd share a few of my uses for them in this post and in another post later this week!
In our 9 years of marriage JJ and I have lived in 8 different houses... this has forced me to get creative with window treatments! I've used anything and everything to avoid the cost of buying new curtains for my ever-changing window needs. One of my staples, has been using my vintage tablecloths for curtains...
Most of the time when you see tablecloths used for this purpose, it involves sewing and usually cutting the tablecloth. I just can't do that!! This idea involves no sewing and no cutting!
I decided to draw some little diagrams for you instead of trying to take pictures of this process! so....
I've used this method with various tablecloth sizes and on almost every window size... obviously though, a small tablecloth is going to work best with a small to medium window, etc.. Each window and tablecloth combo provides a unique version of this look. ...so have fun with it!
Here are a couple examples from some of my past houses...
Here are some fun links and examples of more vintage tablecloths... Enjoy!
VINTAGE TABLECLOTHS ON ETSY
CUTE 1950s KITCHEN WITH TABLECLOTH CURTAINS
EXAMPLE OF SEWN TABLECLOTH CURTAINS