chalkboard tablecloth

November 3rd, 2009

I’ve been meaning to write about this little project for a while now.  It wasn’t much work, practically none at all really, but it has been awesome. I got the idea from an old issue of Cookie magazine (well they are all old now– damn you, tanking magazine industry!).  I just slapped some chalkcloth–oil cloth that works like a chalk board–that I got on etsy, cut it to fit, and because I couldn’t be bothered to take it off again I just mitered the corners with some glue.  Done and done.  Now it’s someone’s job to draw the place settings for dinner (sometimes mine) which makes those 15 minutes before dinner enjoyable rather than the low blood sugar hell they usually are.

Posted in craft, my home.

14 Responses to chalkboard tablecloth

  1. Dee says:

    This is a brilliant idea! Do you get a lot of chalk dust with this?

  2. erin says:

    you smart cookie.

  3. Jennifer says:

    What a great idea to keep the kids occupied and happy, yes those last 15 minutes never are fun, are they?

  4. Ali says:

    I want to come for dinner at YOUR house!

    Looks like way too much fun.

    Although, with the toilet humour reaching new heights round these parts, I’d be terrified to let mine loose on the table.

  5. Melissa Q. says:

    Lovely idea! I just might steal it.

  6. Ane says:

    Hey Meg – I love that Idea, good way to give Luca a chance of drawing in our crowded Bus.Thanks

  7. I love this idea! Thanks for sharing it. Lovely picture with your son’s arm drawing in the background.

  8. Anne Marie says:

    What a fun and entertaining idea! I’d love to have visitors leave a drawing or somethign written after coming over for dinner.

  9. c says:

    ooh, look at that. i’ve been thinking about doing something like this for a while. my tabletop is scary and in desperate need of a makeover. it’s oval though so…hmm.

  10. Jenny says:

    That is such a fun idea! Thanks for posting it!

  11. Michele says:

    How wonderful and easy is this, great stuff!

  12. Christy says:

    Thanks for the shout out for our etsy store. You inspired quite a few people to come by and make chalkcloth tablecloths.

  13. kristin says:

    this is awesome!! i am so going to make this – – just found your blog – i love it :)

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