Bloggers: Meredith Wilson
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DIY Table Runner
We just bought a great new round pedestal table from Pier One. It was a display table so we got it for 50 percent off. Man, I love a good deal. The only problem was, since it was a display it had some minor scratching on top. No big deal, I thought. I’ll get buy a table runner. Easier said than done. We have an open concept living/kitchen/dining room. Because of that I have to very picky about how many different colors or prints I introduce in to them. That was hurdle number one. Number two hurdle was every time I would find a nice runner it was too long. We have a toddler so to have it hang over the edge of the table was asking for her little hands to grab it, take it down, and all that are with it will follow. Then a friend of mine told me about a wedding she had gone to and they used table runners made from burlap and lace. I loved the idea of hard and soft meeting. They had done lace down the middle. I did mine a little different with the lace on the edge.
For this project you’ll need:
- Hot glue gun
If you don’t own a hot glue gun, run to local craft store and buy one right now. It’s a game changer. Now all of a sudden I can make or fix anything I want. Okay back to the project. Cut your burlap to the width and length you want for your table. I bought 6 inch wide burlap but if you want wider you can buy it by the yard. Then cut your lace in to 4 pieces. 2 will be equal to the length and 2 will be equal to the width.
Hot glue the lace to the burlap. I glued the lace on top of the burlap because my burlap had a raw looking edge. If you do sew, you can finish the edges and glue it under so it peeks out. Be careful while gluing as both the burlap and the lace are porous and you don’t want to get burned. Let it dry for about 30 minutes and viola. You have yourself a table runner. I love mine. I think it adds a nice county/shabby chic touch to the room. Until next time.