DIY Chevron Table Runner

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I’m falling for the chevrons, I held out for a while, but it was futile. I especially like the way they always make me think of Charlie Brown’s sweater. Even though chevron is so hot right now, it’s still a little tricky to find it at the local fabric store. So what’s a girl to do, make her own.

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Here’s how I did it. I started out with some leftovers from a Home Depot drop cloth. I had one strip left over from the project I used it for here. I measured it so it had a little drop over the edge of my dining room table, and hemmed all four sides on the sewing machine. Next was the somewhat tricky part, creating the chevron template. I called in the mathematically gifted, my sweet husband, and showed him this great tutorial from Juggling Act Mama. He made a great little cardboard template for me, which I traced onto the runner with a pencil.

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Then, I used painter’s tape to tape off every other stripe.

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I used some craft paint, mixing some white, grey, and silver to make a colour I liked, and painted the chevrons. I let it dry over night, and removed the tape in the morning.

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It turned out great. It took hours to tape the pattern out, but it was all worth the time and my legs falling asleep. 😉 I really love how it came out.

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I used it to set a fun summer table. I started out with some pretty wild flowers, Queen Anne’s Lace, in simple vases. I also added some glass spheres, and pretty round tea light holders

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The silver rock paper weights were bought years ago at Ikea, I thought they looked great with the grey.

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I also picked up some silver Jordon almonds from the BulkBarn.

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They looked pretty great with the larger silver rocks, and the kids were pretty amazed that they were candy. I also added a little river rock to each plate, and I wrote every ones first initial on with a sharpie to act as a place card.

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I love how the grey, glass, and silver all sparkled. The whole table was simple, and so pretty, and summery.

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With a pretty, chevron table runner like this, life really is a party!

This post is linked up at Tatertots and Jello, Suburbs Mamma, Project Inspired, Home Coming, Between Naps on the Porch, and Craftberry Bush.

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  1. GORGEOUS and so elegant!

  2. stopping by from the happy hour party hop! I am in love with your table runner! <3 I have been wanting to do the striped curtains for a while and have procrastinated far too long. seeing how beautiful your table runner turned out has me inspired!!! Great job!

  3. Great Job on the runner! Love the chevron look! Just pinned this. We would love for you to check out our blog

  4. Love the runner! If you get a chance, please link up to my linky party going on now:

  5. This is beautiful! Great work! I’d love for you to link up to The DIY’ers.

  6. So many good ideas here Dannyelle! That runner came out just great but I think the initial on the river rocks will be something even I can copy! The table is beautiful. Linda

  7. This reminds me of the season of my life when I used to paint floor cloths. You’ve done a great job here, and I can visualize your runner used in an assortment of table designs…even for Christmas. Your table is sophisticated and wonderful. Thanks for oinviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  8. Great chevron project and at a bargain. Chevron and grays are both so popular, I’d say you have a hit.

  9. Love the cool table, it looks so chic and stylish and still inviting and fun…Phyllis

  10. Beautiful table. you did such a good job on the chevron…and all of the silver objects on the table..the flowers…so pretty…
    Love, Mona

  11. Chevron is one of my favorite patterns! Thanks for the tutorial.

  12. Hi Dannyelle! Thanks so much for sharing this at Project Inspire{d}! I featured this amazing project tonight: Warmly, Malia

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