I’ve been wanting to make a burlap fringed runner for my dining room table for a long time. A couple of weeks ago I decided it was time. After measuring the length of my table (70”) and taking into consideration the “drop” of the fringe (I wanted it to be about 8”-10” long) I cut my burlap. Basically, I cut the burlap in 1/2 which gave me a width of of approximately 23” x 78” long (this was the length of my table plus 8” for the drop). That’s where I made my mistake. The fringe starts just at the end of the table instead of dropping down 2-3” BEFORE the fringe starts…does that make sense? You’ll see what I’m talking about below. But even with that “mistake” I’m happy with how it looks. I do plan on making another one the “right” way and using this one on my kitchen table….luckily it fits that table just perfectly!
Enough of my jibber-jabber…let’s get to the pictures!
I painted my dining room in these neutral colors back in 2009 and still love it – which is a record for me!! (You can read my original post here) It was my interpretation of the “Something’s Gotta Give” dining room. It’s the first room you see when you come into my house and it’s so calming. I love the play of dark and light with my white ironstone. I’m still happy with my drop cloth drapes too!
We keep the two ladder back chairs in there to have extra when we have company….I don’t like them in there but they do come in handy with company. I think I’m going to put them out in the storage room and bring them in when we have people over.
Here’s what I mean by the drop being too short…I wanted the fringe to start about 2-3 inches BELOW where the burlap falls off the top of the table.
My granddaughter Taylor was with me one day at Michael’s and she picked out these white pieces and greenery. That girl knows what her Mimi likes!
I ordered these slipcovers from Ballard's several years ago and they don’t quite fit my chairs so I just folded the top over like a little flap….I can live with that.
So there you have my latest little project. Thank you for visiting my little corner of the world. Hope you all are having a fantastic week!
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