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.
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.
Then, I used painter’s tape to tape off every other stripe.
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.
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.
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
The silver rock paper weights were bought years ago at Ikea, I thought they looked great with the grey.
I also picked up some silver Jordon almonds from the BulkBarn.
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.
I love how the grey, glass, and silver all sparkled. The whole table was simple, and so pretty, and summery.
With a pretty, chevron table runner like this, life really is a party!