I live in the great Pacific Northwest.
An area of great beauty.
…except from late December to early April, when it becomes really, really GRAY!
Around February, I couldn’t handle the monotonous gray-brown anymore, which led to an obsessive desire to bring in some blue…
…and maybe some green and pink, or orange, or chartreuse.
…or just ANYTHING that wasn’t considered a neutral!
I started off making the Succulent Centerpiece you see in the middle and then decided to start with blue for my accent color.
I had grand visions of adding some blue artwork, blue and pink accent pillows and maybe getting as far as adding some blue to the built-in.
….but who was I kidding? I was at the end of pregnancy and truthfully just wanted to watch TV for the next month to make the time pass.
I only got as far as the dinning room.
I started with this Printed Burlap Table Runner
Let me say that I was totally amazed at how many printed burlap fabrics are now out on the shelves!
I bought this piece at Joannes. They had a large selection of printed burlap. It’s fairly inexpensive and comes in a variety of patterns and colors. I really loved this blue pattern (plus you can use your phone coupon.)
I purchased 1/3 of a yard of material and layered it over a runner I’ve had for years (purchased originally at IKEA). Although I’ve used the burlap runner unlayered also, and it looks fine.
Note: When they cut your burlap at the store, they will find a straight line by pulling one of the strings out of the burlap. WARNING…this may not make a straight line with the pattern on your material. I had them just cut it straight with the pattern. I still had to trim the sides a bit.
I’ve seen people fray the edges of burlap runners more than I did, which would be a cute idea.
Here are some other choices of printed burlap from Joanne’s and Fabric.com.
I’m pretty sure there were more choices than these in store at Joanne’s.
This table runner was by far the easiest table runner I’ve ever made. It was one of the most inexpensive runners I’ve ever made too!
Here are some other inexpensive ideas to think about for spring decor:
* Buying one inexpensive flower bouquet and dividing it up into different containers.
* Twigs or flowers in rain boots have always been another fave of mine!
So there ya have it! An easy table runner with some printed burlap.
Maybe I’ll choose another for summer!