Revisiting the Tabletop Runner

Can you believe it is June already?  We can’t either.  Following a little tradition we have started here at The 2 Seasons, we want to bring back a post we ran in June, 2012.  It’s a cute little DIY table runner that I saw in Country Living magazine.  It was simple,  inexpensive, and put a nice little summer spin on our dining room table.  You can easily make one with the colors/patterns of your choice for just a few dollars.  Our dining room has undergone some changes since last June, and my photography is a lot better than it was then, too.  Enjoy!




I love color, and I want to try to add some bright color to my house for summer.  We do not always have sunny days here in Syracuse so any color I can add helps on the not so sunny days.  I found this table runner from Country Living magazine and thought, “Hey that looks easy and fun for our table”.



Here is our dining room table.  We do not have an eat in kitchen so all of our meals are at this table, formal or not.  We purchased this a couple years ago from Ikea in the scratch and dent area for $50.  We couldn’t find anything wrong with it excect the box had been opened.  At first I was not a fan of this table.  I thought it was too big for the loft we were living in down in Atlanta.  However, it has grown on me.  Because the table is so long, I rarely have runners on it.  So I decided to make one.  Enter the Country Living inspiration.



I purchased five bandanas from Hobby Lobby for 99 cents.  They had a huge selection, and  I decided to go with bright summer colors.



Basically, I just sewed the ends together, piece by piece.  I have a sewing machine but can only do a straight line.  Or at least I attempt to do a straight line, so this was my type of sewing.  My grandmother did teach me to always iron the seams as you go along, which I did.




After I sewed all of the bandanas together, I went back to iron again, and this time I used starch.  It helped give it a crisper look.



And voila!!!  Here is the quick and easy summer table runner.  Even our Tiffany bowl looks great on it.




Now I can’t wait to add some dishes, get some fresh flowers and have a colorful tablescape!


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  1. says

    I love this idea! What a fun table runner for the carefree days of summer, very colorful. Enjoy your week.