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Leanne Ford’s knack for getting scrappy doesn’t apply only to renovations—she’s just as skilled at hacking a holiday tablescape. Her latest tip? Turning a (washed!) painter’s drop cloth into a minimalist tablecloth. Ford upcycled hers from a previous project, but buying one new is still a less expensive alternative to a regular textile: We found this $13 version on Amazon

The neutral color is the perfect canvas for any centerpiece theme—Ford went for fresh berries and greenery, but it would also be amazing paired with golden tones. Extra bonus points go to the effortless artist’s studio feel it lends a table. The material looks good with some wrinkles (last-minute ironing session canceled!), and since this fabric repels water, spills are a nonissue. You can now tick one more thing off your to-do list.