Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Canvas Table Runner

*Giveaway now closed*

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!



Another view....


...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.




85 comments:

  1. I follow you!

    Kaysiscrafts@gmail.com

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  2. Yes! I'm a follower and absolutely love that table runner! Great job.

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  3. I follow you!!! I love the runner!!!
    Susan

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  4. I like you on facebook too!!!
    thanks!
    Susan

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  5. i was going to comment on the runner befor ei even knew you were giving it away- i just wanted to say i thought you did a great job on it! the pleats look wonderful to me!!!

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  6. wow! I would LOVE THAT! I'm a long time follower of yours :) congrats on making it to 1000! hope to be there one day!

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  7. I'm newly "liking" you on FB (Sarah Reynolds). Thanks!!

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  8. I'm a follower! And I will like you in facebook also. Love this, you did a great job and it turned out so nice.

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  9. There you go....Liked you on facebook.

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  10. I'm a follower! That table runner is beautiful :)

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  11. I'm a new follower! Love the table runner.

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  12. That is awesome. I love it! I am a follower now, and I would love to have this for my table!

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  13. I'm a follower! I love this runner and if I don't win I may just try it myself!

    Hannah

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  14. The runner turned out great! Love the pleats and your red room. Already a follower.

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  15. Super cute and girl you know I am a follower!

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  16. Looks great for a first try! I am a follower!

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  17. Love the pleated ruffles! so cute! I am now a follower!

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  18. I am a follower and I love the runner. You did a great job.

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  19. gorgeous!
    gorgeous photos!
    happy day!
    Rosa

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  20. I am seriously loving that runner - you did a great job. Someone on another blog once said, "It doesn't have to be perfect." Hearing that has revolutionized my crafting life - isn't it great? Your runner looks fantastic! And I am your follower~

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  21. I am a follower! Love the table runner! Great job!!

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  22. I also like you on facebook!

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  23. Wow! This came out FANTASTIC! I've got some leftover drop cloths from my little curtain project and was eyeing them for a similar project but you really rocked this. The pleats and the strips really make it!

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  24. I'm a longtime follower! Love your blog! Thanks for the chance to win such a fabulous runner! I'm not usually a ruffles kind of gal, but the pleats really class it up! Nice!

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  25. Hi there...I just became a follower. I LOVE the table runner....If I don't win, I'll be making one of my own (need to learn how to make the ruffles)....going to like you on fb as well...I recently started a blog of my own and have been trying to get some traffic. I'd love for you to visit and follow me...
    Thanks, Mariaelena
    www.cottagelivingfrombeachtoburbs.blogspot.com

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  26. I think you did a great job on the runner - love the ruffle!
    (PS I'm a follower)

    Thanks!
    Emily

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  27. Thank you so much for posting this upcycle over at The T-Shirt Diaries (http://tinyurl.com/upcycled35). I love it and want one for my table!

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  28. I am your newest follower from the blog hop !
    Visit me and follow me back !
    great giveaway !
    http://lechateaudesfleurs.blogspot.com
    isafrenchy@gmail.com

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  29. I'm a follower AND I like you on Facebook. :)

    Great job on the runner & the pillows...I need to get myself some drop cloth and get to work!
    Thank you for the inspiration!

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  30. I'm definitely a follower and would love one of those runners! I've been admiring all the canvas projects lately and especially your 3 with he stripes. It's inspired a couple ideas for me.

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  31. Follow A Little Knick Knack via GFC [Geraldine Sandoval]
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  32. FAN of A Little Knick Knack on FB [Geri Sandoval]
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  33. Lovely runner! I'm a new follower!
    apple 7555 at gmail dot com
    Found you through the blog hop!

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  34. The little ruffle is just too sweet!

    I'm a follower. :)


    Kelly

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  35. Hey Meg, thanks so much for stopping by my blog and letting me know you liked my Ballard Design Knock Off Shelves!

    You wanna know something funny? I had already stopped by your site and looked at your table runner! It is fabulous and I have added it to my "To Do" list! I'm your newest follower! :) XOXO

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  36. Wow that runner is to die for! I was so excited to see you were giving it away. I'm a follower =) Thanks for the heads up on the give away and the simplified rules!

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  37. I'm a fan on facebook too! Of all the things I've entered to win in the past... I would go coocoo for this!

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  38. Excited for a chance to win!!
    I am a fB fan :)

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  39. OMGosh, I ♥ that runner Ÿ You did a fantastic job.

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  40. LOVE LOVE LOVE the branches!! So glad I wandered into this blog! Hoping you stop by and follow me back...
    www.victoria-nouveau.blogspot.com

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  41. I'm a follower and I sure do LOVE that table runner! :)

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  42. blog follower, that's me all right! kristinmik at gmail

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  43. i totally like you on fb, for reeeels!!! kristinmik at gmail

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  44. I follow you. This blog was one of the first ones I followed after finding the wonderful blogging world.

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  45. I like Knick Knack on FB as Tabitha Swain Klucking.

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  46. This is BEAUTIFUL and so classic...I love it! The stripes are perfect too!

    I would love you to come link this up to my party, "20 Below Thursday" which spotlights cute and thrifty projects just like this that are all under $20!

    http://christinasadventures2010.blogspot.com/2011/03/20-below-thursday-10.html

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  47. Love the table runner! The stripes are the perfect touch!

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  48. GFC follower

    I love it! I thought you did a fabulous job, even if it was your first one. :)

    tnshadylady at gmail.com

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  49. Loving your style, your creativity, and your beautiful runner, too! :) I'm your newest follower!

    xoxo laurie

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  50. I just "Liked" A Little Knick Knack on FB!!! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  51. OMG, I love EVERYTHING on your table! Stripes and ruffles, oh my, what a combo. The topiaries are fab too!

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  52. Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

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  53. Love it! Love the strip and the added ruffles! Thanks for linking up! :)


    Ok... And I'm entering! I'm a follower!

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  54. love this! It makes such a statement! I follow :)

    and thanks so much for linking up to handmade tuesdays @ www.ladybug-blessings.com (p.s. have you entered my 500 follower giveaway yet?)

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  55. I'm a follower and like on FB ...... love the ruffle

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  56. I love your stripes too... I'm just learning to sew and its so true, trail and error, but you feel so accomplished when you tackle a job. (:

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  57. I have been a follower of yours for a long time and have your button on my side bar too!

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  58. I also Like {love} you on Facebook!

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  59. Love love love your runner, you had me at ruffles :)
    I'm a follower, thanks for linking!
    Enjoy your weekend!
    XO
    Kristin

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  60. I really like your table runner. I am seing them as a Christmas gift for my whole family next Christmas. Thank you for sharing.

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  61. I featured this on my blog today! Come check it out and get a "featured" button...thanks for the inspiration! :)

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  62. Congratulations on successfully creating your very first tablerunner, Meg. It looks fabulous - especially with the terrific décor you created to accompany it. ;)

    Thanks for linking to the party.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  63. Love the stripes and the pleats. Looks perfect to me! (Sewing is totally trial and error. lol)

    Thanks so much for sharing with Air Your Laundry Friday.

    xo,
    Jami

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  64. You've been featured at my Hookin Up with HoH party! this week! Congratulations. :)

    Please feel free to stop by and grab a button if you'd like.

    ~Allison @ House of Hepworths

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  65. I love your stripes too. You must have had a pretty steady hand laying out the painter's tape. The topiary is great too; wouldn't have guessed what you used. Nice job.

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