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Hello dear readers! My little lovelies! Ladies and gents of blogland!
I'm testing out what I should call you guys. What do you think? Does, "hey you guys!" work, too?
Anyway, I had lots of fun making my French inspired canvas pillows. They were so easy to make! I felt encouraged. And, I had TONS-O-CANVAS left over! I thought making a runner for my table would be another easy project.
I was right!
I decided to make my runner 20 inches wide and 60 inches long. Can you believe I still have a gajillion yards of canvas left after this project? It's true!
So, I didn't make a tutorial for this because it was my first time making a runner and I really had no clue what I was doing. Here's a picture of the whole table...
I think it turned out pretty good. For my first runner. There are definitely imperfections...but I didn't photograph those. Out of sight, out of mind, right?
I had so much fun making this pleated ruffle. I'm all for ruffles, but I wanted a cleaner look for this runner. It was LOTS of trial and error in creating this, and I'm sure there's an easier way out there. Let's just say, THANK GOODNESS FOR MY IRON! It left me great guidelines to sew my pleats.
Ok, this is a picture of my side hem of the pleat! I know, it's really not that great, but...let's just say, the other side doesn't have a lovely hem like this one! Trial and error, folks. Trial and error.
I used painters tape to place my stripes and used a foam brush and burnt umber to brush the stripes on.
Love my stripes!
...here's a close up of my mini-topiary ball. I used branches of gold balls on clearance from Christmas, stuck them in a flower foam and used a brush and my antique white paint to give them a nice, worn look. I love the gold peeking through. The galvanized buckets I found for $.50 each at Ikea. Awesome.