Friday, March 29, 2013

Outdoor Table Runner

I so can't wait until the weather is warm enough that we spend our entire days outside.  This week has been nice here...it actually feels like Spring, so my mind has kinda been in outdoor-living mode.  I thought it'd be cool to make a table runner for our table that sits on the patio.

I started with several pieces of paper from the Park Bench collection from Fancy Pants Designs.  This project works wonderful for scraps.  I choose to use 1.5" x 6" and 1.5" x 3" pieces and I laid out a subway, or brick pattern on top of a large piece of burlap.  I adhered the pieces down and then cut the burlap around it.

Then I sealed it to protect it.  The only sealer I actually had on hand was an antique sealer and I didn't really want to run to the store and buy a different one, so that was the one I used.  :)  So it yellowed it a bit, but I do love how it turned out.

Here's my final project:

I've very happy with the way it turned out.   We'll see how it holds up.  I do have a covered patio, so that will help.  :)

Well thanks for popping in today!!

I hope you have a fantastic day!

You rock.  ;)


10 comments:

djp said...

Love this... so cute! Makes me ready for warm weather which is on it's wsy to mn it seems!

Connie Mercer said...

adorable!! love the burlap with the pattern paper!!!

Donna Nuce said...

Such a cute idea. Not sure it would stand up to harsh sunlight for long but it is perfect for special occasions!

Lisa Echerd said...

Looks great, such pretty colors and I like the subway tile arrangement. Thanks for the instructions!

emily said...

Great idea!!TFS!

Linda Beeson said...

How fun is that!!!!

Lizzyc said...

Looks wonderful! Let us know how it holds up!

Chark said...

cute! might have to give this a go!

Sarah Webb said...

What a great idea! TFS!

Tracy said...

This is such a neat project.
Looks great as well :)