I have been wanting to try painting a table runner for a long, LONG time. I'm sure you've all seen this before, especially since it was featured in Country Living ages ago. However I'm just getting around to.
I decided my new living room coffee table needed a little something special and I thought this was the perfect opportunity to give it a go.
I used leftover drop cloth fabric for the base and cardinal red craft paint. It was so quick and easy I'm kicking myself for not doing it sooner. Plus I love how it gives my table a "real deal" look at a fraction of the price.
After the paint dried, I popped it in the washer and then the dryer. The stripes now have a wonderful aged look that is soft to the touch. I feel silly showing these photos with my Halloween mice still on display but I have a nephew who loves to play with them when he comes over every day. So the mice will stay out just a little while longer.
To finish off the runner, I simple zigzagged the edges so it wouldn't fray. I know some people don't mind that happening but it drives me crazy. I love how the edges now have a slightly wavy look to them.
How about you? Have you tried this yet?