Oil Cloth for Outdoor Furniture

August 24, 2009

Hi Friends…I hope you had a good weekend.  On Sunday I spent a lot of time sitting on my sofa recovering from Saturday.  Yes, the party went well and the Farmers Market Opening Day was awesome too, so it is understandable that I officially crashed from the high of it all.   I finally pulled it together enough to clean the kitchen and feed my family leftover hors d’oeuvres for dinner last night.  Shockingly my house was not quite the mess I expected so I was free to just sit and be a little bit of a vegetable.

So in the run up to the antics of the last 48 hours, I really never got my intended post up on Friday.  I am sorry.  So here it is now….All about oil cloth…The magic of which can not be understated when working with garden furniture.  I have two picnic tables whose paint jobs simply do not fare well in New England.  My answer is oil cloth….it makes them new every season with whatever I feel I want them to look like.  It is possibly the handiest stuff for outdoor dining and decorating and I think a whole collection of pieces that fit you garden furniture are unbelievably useful.

oilcloth samples

Oilcloth Fabrics from top Left:

Selection from Treehouse Blue., Camilla Duck Egg from Just Wipe., ‘Ship Shape’ by Hot Paws and Trogg Ltd., Strawberry Fields Cream from Just Wipe, Yellow Floral, Pink Check and Cherries all from Fashion Fabrics. and Hazy Days from Just Wipe

Cath Kidson oil cloth

Cath Kidson florals.

chalkboard oilcloth from bellocchio

Chalkboard fabric from Bellocchio.

marrimekko scandiavian oilcloth patterns

Scandinavian patterns by Marimekko.

oilcloth from warm biscuit

This collection from Warm Biscuit is my favorite…I am thinking it may be the scheme I go with for next summer.

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  1. These are lovely! I recovered a folding table and chairs with the mum pattern (last image) but in pink and it was a beautiful transformation. Thanks for opening my eyes to all of the patterns that are out there!

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