I find this weird season between Christmas and Spring is a little difficult time to decorate. Everything feels cold...probably because it is dark and cold outside.
So here is what I did:
First I went bargain shopping and found a curtain panel on clearance that had the look of burlap. The nice thing about making a runner out of a curtain panel is that it is plenty long enough and wide enough to make two table runners. The bonus of this particular panel was that it was only $10, (originally $40, woot woot) and like I said I have enough to make another table runner too.
I cut off the existing hems and the top, I could have saved some fabric and used a seam ripper...but I hate ripping out seams it makes me want to rip out my hair. So it was just worth it to me to just cut them off. Then I simple cut the panel in half lengthwise. This took some time to make sure that I was cutting straight and exactly in half but overall pretty painless.
So I had a small amount of fabric left over from making some throw pillows and I added it too the ends of the curtain panel runner.
I used a simple straight stitch and hemmed all the way around. Ran an iron over it, and Voila!! Table runner that coordinates with my living room! Yay.
The only thing left that I need was some new chargers. I find that if I use chargers then my boys have less of a chance to muck my runner all up. I like plastic ones so that I can easily clean them like 37 times a day. By the way little boys are messy.
I found these awesome faux bois plastic chargers at Pier One. They are rocking my world.
I really like how it all turned out. Not too fussy just right, I kinda need less fuss after the Christmas storm blows through my house.
So what are you up to? Got any simple sewing projects going on? This one was sooo easy I literally completed it from start to finish in the time it took the hubs to cook dinner...HOLLA!