EyeSwoon

painted linen mainI find that my eye is often drawn to the repeating geometric patterns found in African textiles – I was inspired by these prints to try my hand at creating my own version that would serve as a table runner for my summer feast.

A visit to the art supply store resulted in a variety of stencils and sponges, paintbrushes and paints.  I recently purchased a simple yet stunning vintage linen on eBay whose fate would either be a dye bath or, as it turned out, a canvas for a hand-painted landscape of white triangles that fit my summer-inspired neutral palette.

Although the triangle is super simple in design it really elevated the overall tablescape, adding another swoon-able element all for under $65!  Besides, who doesn’t love a homespun touch?

Take a snoop on Elle.com for more swoon-worthy summer entertaining tips and tricks.

Photography by Chloe Crespi.

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Fabric Paint

Fabric Paint

Paintbrushes

Paintbrushes

Triangle Template

Triangle Template

Rustic Linen Napkins

Rustic Linen Napkins

Jute Table Cloth

Jute Table Cloth

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