Anyway, my mom sent it to me when my son was around a year old along with 2 wooden school chairs that I know are antiques. The chairs came from the attic of an old schoolhouse that was being torn down and renovated. I love the way they look, worn in some spots, scratched, but still very sturdy.
The table top has seen better days though, it's really stained and there's a big worn spot almost dead center that could use some sanding. But I already have a line of furniture waiting for new paint, so I really wanted a quick and easy fix.
So, I was really excited when I stumbled upon a tutorial for a fitted tablecloth on Craftiness is Not Optional. (I love her blog!) It seemed like the perfect solution. I followed the tutorial as written, it's super easy. The only thing that I did differently was that I used laminated cotton instead of oilcloth, because it's what I had on hand. This lovely fabric remnant was yet another thrifty find at SAS Fabrics and turned out to be the perfect size to make the tablecloth.
Here's the funny thing, now that it's on the table, the kids are being extra careful not to get it dirty. Ha! I wonder how long that's going to last?