My current table runner just so happens to be green, and it’s St. Patrick’s Day. A nice coincidence. I wanted to share this Green table runner before I change to a new runner that I’m working on for Spring.
The fabric is by Tommy Bahama. Called Botanical Glow
I love the Tommy Bahama brand. I love their concept.
“Make Life one long week-end”. Practice makes perfect in the art of relaxation.
This fabric can retail up to $34.99 a yard.
I had about 1 yard of the Tommy Bahama fabric, left over from a previous job. The the green floral was actually a round table cloth that I no longer used because of stain in the center. And a roll of burlap purchased from Hobby Lobby about $5-6.
The design I chose was inspired by the following ruffle table runners.
Although these are made with a different fabric which I like, I was more interested in the design. The ruffles I thought are so charming. I could see these runners in rustic, shabby chic or vintage décor. My home style is more of a tropical British Colonial, a British West Indies style but adapting this design with tropical fabric was worth a try.
I knew I did not have enough of the Tommy Bahama fabric for the center in order for the ruffle to hang completely off the table as in the inspiration pictures. I needed the center to be 72″ long which is 2 yards. But I only had about 1 yard of 54″ wide.
Next time, I’ll try it again with the right amount of fabric.
If you see something that inspires you, try to create it, give it a try, if it doesn’t quite work out, no big deal… there’s always tomorrow. 🙂
Here is a brief tutorial: