Hey there friends! So...if you follow me on Facebook (and I dearly hope that you do), then you saw how much progress we made with tiling our kitchen. I won't go into the details of why, but needless to say, home improvements are tricky. On the bright side, we have a safe, warm house on these blustery, winter/spring days and the days are getting longer.
I desperately needed a project since our kitchen is once again at a standstill. And this is what I came up with: a rustic wooden table runner.
I kinda dig it. It didn't take much time or money (about $10 for the lumber and some supplies I already had), and I have something new for our dining room table or coffee table. Here's how I made it:
Rustic Wooden Table Runner
Nap Rating = 2 naps (not including dry time)
Tools & Supplies
- one 1 x 12 x 4
- foam brush
- wood stain (I used Minwax in Driftwood)
- old rag
- Chevron Frog Tape
- White latex paint
- Plastic cup or bowl
- Plastic spoon or paint stirrer
- Palm sander or sand paper
- First, wipe down the surface of your board to make sure it's clear of dust and dirt.
- Using the foam brush, brush on the stain in the direction of the wood grain. Wipe off excess. Repeat until you reach your desired shade.
- Let dry overnight.
- Tape off stripes with the Frog Tape.
- Pour a little paint in the plastic cup or bowl, add water, and mix with the spoon or paint stirrer. I used a 1:1 mixture. You won't need a lot of paint for this project. Maybe just a tablespoon or two.
- Paint the stripes.
- Remove the Frog Tape after just a few minutes, while the paint is still wet.
- Let dry completely.
- Sand the whole top to distress the paint and stain.
- You could use polyurethane to seal the whole thing at this point, which I would recommend if you're going to use this project outdoors, but I didn't bother with this step for now.
Hope you like it! I think it looks kinda spring-y, especially with green and white accents.
I can see yellow, too. Hmmmm....Until next time!