January 4, 2011

Adding a Little Red

For the winter months,

Red is my go-to accent color throughout the house.

It's my favorite color all year round, but during the winter no other color can add cheerfulness to my home quite like red.

This past weekend I decided it was high time to make something new for the dinning room table.
I had an old set of curtains down in the dungeon (a.k.a furnace room). After giving one panel a quick wash, I went to work making a new table runner.

To give it a finishing touch I added a pinch pleat ruffle to the ends.

I just love this fabric. 
It's very thick, almost like a canvas or denim. 
Which is why it didn't work well as a curtain.
But it works great as a table runner.

Until tomorrow,

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia


  1. So bright and fresh! I love a splash of red too, so pretty.

  2. I love finding a new purpose for old things! The table runner turned out great!

  3. Great fabric and what a pretty table runner. Love the ruffle. Hugs, Marty

  4. What a wonderful idea! I wished I could sew as good as you!!!

  5. Great idea! I guess my new sewing machine is calling my name. Thanks again for this inspiration and for stopping by ThreeBoys:)

  6. Robin that is so cute! What a great idea to use curtains! I REALLY need to learn how to sew!!

  7. What a great way to use curtains! I love red as an accent color! Especially in the dull winter months! :)

  8. Super cute, you talk about my sewing talent! Ha, look at you, I love the little pleats. I agree I love the red accents, brightens things up and makes them look cheery. :) Hope you enjoyed your birthday. :)

  9. That is beautiful Robin! You did a great job with that ruffle, something I have never tried.


  10. I love your runner. Oh, I want to be able to sew. Great job!

  11. And it's very pretty! Hey girl! We got red in common!

  12. Looks great. I love red and stripes just is that much better. Good job reusing something else to make it out of.

  13. I love decorating with red too, and that striped fabric is to die for. We must think a lot alike because today I redecorated my dining room table too!

  14. Your runner looks wonderful! I like your pretty fabric too!

  15. Hi Robin,
    I'm using red as my accent color, too. It is just so cheerful and warm looking and feeling during the cold Winter months. Your runner is lovely! You do a great job of these little projects.
    Hugs, Cindy

  16. I cannot let go of red either!....I love to use it....you did a great job on the table runner!


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