February 6, 2013

Burlap Runner

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!

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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!


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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.


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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.   


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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!


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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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Diana @ our vintage home love said...

It looks beautiful, Judy! Love the burlap runner, too! Don't you just love the Somethings Gotta Give dining room?! xo

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Judy I LOVE every square inch of your dining room!!

Magazine Your Home said...

Your dining room is gorgeous and so is the burlap runner. I think it looks perfect but I understand what you mean about the drop. Love your ironstone.

Angela Santaniello said...

I love the runner and how light and bright your room is. I'm now following your blog and can't wait to explore it more. Have a great week!


West Family Farm said...

Love it - great idea! Carole

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love the mix of furniture in your diningroom and the zebra pillow! The burlap runner is so neat and love the white pieces your gd picked out for you!

Robin said...

Came over from Stone Gable! So glad I did, your runner is beautiful and I love that the fringe is so long, it makes a statement :)
The entire dining room is perfect and that sweet granddaughter of yours has an eye for design!
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Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Hi Judy! I love your dining room! You did a great job on the burlap runner!! Blessings, Tammy

Kelly said...

Your dining room is soooo pretty! I love the burlap runner you made for it too. It really softens the table. I adore the white pottery and green balls as the centerpiece too. Hmmm.....Michaels you said? Very nice!

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

You have a stunning dining room! Love the burlap runner and drop cloth curtains. I hadn't even noticed the flap on your chair covers until you mentioned it. Then I thought...oh wouldn't it be cute to have little burlap flowers pinned there to match you table runner? They look beautiful just the way they are though.

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Have a great week!

Pamela said...

Your dining room is so beautiful!!

Tina said...

Lovely dining room and the burlap runner is great.

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

I think the runner looks great, and wouldn't have given the fringe length a second thought if you hadn't pointed it out.

Just charming!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Judy, The runner is wonderful and I am in love with your dining room. xx, Sherry

Laura said...

Judy - everything looks lovely. Your burlap runner is wonderful!

Are you getting ready for spring?


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Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Lovely job on the runner! I think the boxwood and white pottery are the perfect finishing touch. Happy Valentine's Day!

Jolie said...

It looks great, I did some burlap runners for my dining table, too. Then later used it on my coffee table. :)

Claire Hermreck said...

Love, LOVE your runner! QUESTION:
it appears your burlap is a finer quality....any recommendations where to get better burlap? Thanks for sharing!!!

Claire Hermreck said...

Love, LOVE this! Thanks so much for sharing! Seems you have a finer looking burlap? Where did you find this? My burlap is just toooo rough! Thanks!

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