Oversize Oilcloth Placemat: Protect Your Table With Style

Oilcloth is one of those materials that I always love… but am never quite sure what to do with. I am so excited about the idea of making a protective placemat that covers the entire tabletop, especially since my table has to double as both elegant eating table and down-&-dirty workhorse craft table.

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This gorgeous oilcloth placemat was designed and made by Laura Normandin of WREN Handmade, and I am obsessed with it. She created hers to protect her table from her enthusiastically-learning-to-eat baby, and it is a great idea for households with kids.

I want one to protect my table from Print Gocco ink, Plasti-dip, every kind of glue, paint markers, and all the permanently damaging materials I like to work with on its beautiful wood top. Why am I so rough on you, table? You know I love you.

The Nani Iro oilcloth that Laura used is amazing, but I'm also tempted to use the Oak Plank oilcloth from Bell'occhio- fake wood to save the real wood!

Image: WREN Handmade via The Purl Bee

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