After the 50th person asked me to make a tutorial based off of this amazing Anthropologie tablecloth we decided to take a stab at it. I have the original tablecloth (they no longer sell the pink version) and the quality and craftsmanship is gorgeous. But if you can’t swing the hefty price tag here is how to make a decent knock off.
For this tablecloth you want the lines straight which is why we used painters tape but the trick is to paint another stroke along the edges after you pull the tape off. This makes them look imperfect. (Forgive the iphone photos. We didn’t have a decent camera on us when we were painting.)
Step 1: Layout the drop cloth and tablecloth in a large flat area.
Step 2: Decide how many stripes you want to use. (We did 5.) Tape the spaces you want to paint in varying thickness. Leave the gaps between in varying thickness also.
Step 3: Mix paint. To create these colors we used fluorescent pink out of the tube. For light pink, we added some white paint to the florescent pink and a little water. And for the very light pink, we added a little florescent pink to a lot of white. For the gray, we used white with a little black.
Step 4: Paint each stripe a color using confident strokes.
Step 5: Remove the tape and run the paintbrush along both edges of the painted stripe. This will create a rough imperfect look.