Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Painted Burlap Runner and Spring

Hello again everyone!!! I have been so busy this weekend I havent had much time to post. I have been reading and keeping updated and holy cow there is some good stuff going on in blog world right now!!! It is getting my creative juices running thats for sure!

So I shared last week that I am getting spring fever really bad, so yesterday I did some switcheroos and painted a new burlap runner for my formal, not so formal but really just comfy, dining room table.

I love my damask curtains so much I never want to take them down I am just matching them, but not tooo matchy matchy, to much of something can go bad.

Over this holidays I was at PB and fell in love with their burlap runners, did not love the price but did love the runner. So when I decided to make them for my tables I want to do something a little different and paint them. I picked red for the paint color to go with the curtains but not a deep red to match exactly, I wanted something brighter so I went with a candy apple red acrylic paint. And I think it turnd out great!!!
It was so easy! Just tape off the areas, paint and voila!
I also ripped some of the string out to give the edges some fray.

This inspired me to get into the spring swing and start lightening and brightening.
I love moving stuff around and opening stuff up after the stuffy winter months, but I don't usually go all out. I like to make simple small changes using brighter colors and silver. Some say silver is for winter I say it looks darn good with bright green so it's spring to me. Any way I am not nearly done but on my budget this week of $0, yes no money to be spent this week... :(
I did with what I had and made myself smile. :)

I am on a peacock feather kick right now. I have always had them in a vase but recently cut them down and started placing them around the house.

I love pinecones, I put most of them in a basket but kept a few out for display on the mantle.
There is no rule that says pinecones are only for winter display is there???
If there is oh well I love my giant pinecones.

I do however have my eye on these boxwood spheres from Hobby Lobby, that I want to top the goblets with,  for only a few bucks when they go half off, and when they do they are MINE!!! Until then I am happy with what I have. It's simple and airy and just what I needed.


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≼mE aNd mY tâ„ŽrIfTy IdEaS≽ said...

Gorgeous as usual!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Love this table runner! You did a great job painting the stripes. Just found your lovely blog via WUW. I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back.
Have a great day!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Hello! This is my first visit to your blog. I came via SSS today. I really like your burlap table runner. I was thinking about doing the same thing with colored burlap for an Easter display. I am now a new follower and I would love it if you visited my blog and followed me, too. I just put up the Google Friends Connect last night. I only have one follower so far!!!

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

That is darling. I have burlap around and have done nothing with it. I really like how that turned out.

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

I love the runner! Burlap has such good texture and can be used for so many fun things! Plus it isn't expensive! :) Stopping by from SYS.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love the runner. Thanks for joining WUW this week.

Suzy said...

Very nice runner! I love it when things come together with 0$! I would be thrilled if you stopped by my Commercial Break Thursday at and linked this project!


Katie @ EyeSpyDIY said...

Love the runner! It looks great!

Also, I have a great Dove chocolate giveaway going on right now and would love if stopped by and entered:

~Katie @ Eye Spy DIY

Prairie Patch said...

I love this idea! I never thought of painting on burlap. I just got some in the mail, and I'll definitely give this a try.

Thanks for sharing,

AllieMakes! said...

Love that runner! Fabulous job!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

Rachael @ The Little Birdie said...

Love the runner!! I have a small obsession with burlap, and that is just lovely! Thanks for linking up at The Little Birdie!! :)

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