Last week when I posted about our Ever Changing screened porch room (you can read it here.) I noticed a big glaring design problem I had in the space.
My table looked like a big giant white blob in the photographs!
Very functional table that can adjust to 3 different levels, but it really is an eyesore. Functional, but kinda ugly.
This weekend I decided to dress it up a little so I made an easy no-sew painted burlap table runner.
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Painted Burlap Table Runner
For this project you will need:
For this project I used a roll of 12″ burlap ribbon I purchased some time ago at Walmart for only $5.99. The edges are pre-sewn so you don’t have to finish the edges. Best table runner fabric ever! Of course my outdoor table is not very wide so a 12″ table runner is perfect.
First, I cut the burlap to the length needed to cover the table and to have about 8″ overlap on the each side.
Next, using a tape measure and painter’s tape I taped off the stripes for the navy and lime green stripes. I used acrylic craft paint for the first two colors.
It took a couple coats of paint to cover the burlap so I let it dry overnight. The next morning I taped off the areas for the third orange color and let it dry a few hours.
Scalloped edges can be tricky but I have an easy solution to make it work.
I started with a plastic lid from my recycling bin that would create equal amount of scallops at each end. I made a straight line near the center on the lid with a sharpie to create a guide to follow to line up each scallop. Then it was just an easy task to trace the half circle shape of the scallops and cut out each scallop edge.
For anyone who has ever worked with burlap, I can imagine what you are thinking right now – “How do you keep the burlap from unraveling?”
I solved that problem with just a little more paint.
The paint acts as a sealant for the edges. I also thought about using Modge Podge for a clean sealant but liked the extra pop of color on the edges instead.
With this simple, no-sew, low cost project, my outdoor table doesn’t look like a white blob anymore.
“The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin.” Proverbs 10:8