Strictly optional: scalloping oilcloth
My life has been wall-to-wall “mandatory” stuff for about two straight years. Thus, this past weekend, I was practically giddy with delight to do something frivolous, satisfying, and whole-ly optional. I scalloped a giant piece of black oilcloth to create a beefy, oddball, and slightly aggressive tablecloth. The silly, over-sized scallops make me laugh. It looks like the cloth somehow escaped from Pee Wee’s Playhouse
Bonus: you can write on it with chalk and wipe it clean.
Here is a photo of my template, and the work in progress:
Here is the trickiest part, creating a nice corner:
I got my oilcloth AND the handy template from a Grommet supplier, Claudia Schwartz of Bell’ochio in San Francisco. I saw one of these tablecloths in her workshop and she graciously agreed to supply me the raw materials. I am pretty sure she will take your order too, if you are so inclined. You know, if you are also someone who would scallop a tablecloth in one of the rare optional hours in your life.
If not, what WOULD you do with an optional hour? Just curious.
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