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05 July, 2012

Country Living Inspired Ruler Table Runner

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I have a fun new project to show you and this one is really special because it was made for a very special lady…my friend Pat! She loves black and white and has a thing about numbers, so this ruler runner is right up her alley!

runner CL Here is the inspiration photo that she found from Country Living. Cute, huh? You can find directions for making their version here. It was really too long for Pat’s needs so I did a little tweaking, but I love those giant numbers! I love the vintage look of it, too...just takes me back to elementary school!

runner 4I decided to leave off the 1/8 marks since this was a smaller version and I didn’t want it to look too crowded. I also used white cotton duck fabric for the runner since the drop cloth that they suggested is really not white, but grey. I think I like the look of the sharper contrast that change achieved.

001I used the Souvenir Regular font to create the numbers and printed them in 3 ½ inch size. Then I used a pencil and colored over the back to create my own carbon paper! lol Next, I pinned the numbers in place and traced over them. Finally, I finished them off by outlining them with fabric marker and filling in with fabric paint. 

runnerAnd here is my version of their look. I may just have to make one of these for myself! Love the way it all looks with the morning sun peeking in through the breakfast room window!

is Isabella says she especially likes the addition of the green bottle to the table since it matches her eyes! (You’ll have to admit that they are beautiful!) And not only that, but it matches her favorite froggy toy. Apparently for our little former super model (she’s a little too portly now), it is easy being green! lol

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my ruler runner! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday (first Monday of the month)
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

Marty at A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Beth at The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

Anita at Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up on Tuesdays

Kristin at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Judy at DIY by Design for Swing into Spring

Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays

Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday
Heather and Vanessa at At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday

Amanda at Serenity Now for the Weekend Bloggy Reading party 
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special

See you next time! A la prochaine!
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76 comments:

  1. I loved that runner when I saw it in the magazine too! Yours turned out great:@)

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  2. Looks great, D. Love the black adn white and green combination. Yep, better make one for yourself! Linda

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  3. Crazy cute idea!I like the contrast by using bright white too. Being a science teacher, maybe I should make one in metric?

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  4. I dog-eared my magazine for this project too! Now I know that I have to make this for my table - turned out great!

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  5. Another incredible project Debbie!

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  6. I have a thing for "numbers", too and I like your photo better than the inspiration photo. Yes, Isabella is right about the addition of the green bottle!!! Another great job!

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  7. I saw that in CL and loved it!! Great copycat !! You did a fantastic job and I'm sure your friend just loves it!
    Blessings, Lorraine

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  8. Love this and I'm sure Pat does too. This would make a great gift for my teacher friends, thanks for the tutorial and inspiration Debbie.

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  9. Fantastic, Debbie! I'll bet your friend Pat just loves it! Not only for the runner but because you made it for her.

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  10. Very cute idea, and ambitious!

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  11. This is so cute! I actually like your version better than the one in Country Living.

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  12. Debbie, This is so absolutely cool! I'm sure Pat will love and enjoy it on her table. :-) Sue

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  13. Oh, that is THE coolest runner I've seen in a long time! Love the look, and you make it sound so easy!

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  14. Deb, this is amazing! I am in love with this idea, black and white and numbers, be still my heart!! Is your friend Pat, the same as my friend Pat? xo kathysue

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  15. Yes, Kathysue...it's our sweet friend Pat! :-)

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  16. What a darling, thoughtful gift! This is so clever, Debbie. You amaze me with the projects you take on with such ease. I know Pat is going to be thrilled!
    Congratulations on winning the eruos. Have fun shopping! I can't think of a more appropriate blogger to have won this one. ;-)
    Hugs ~ Sarah

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  17. I love that, Debbie! It just looks so charming on the table -- could make it work for any season! Thanks for sharing!
    CAS

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  18. Cool runner...Isabella is gorgeous!

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  19. That is so cute!! Deb you always have the best crafts!! Love Isabella and her green eyes!! hugs, Linda

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  20. OK stop the presses!! That is darling!!! Love!! I'm not sure I could do it (straight lines scare me) And Isabella adds just the right touch. She's a flirt and she doesn't even know it.

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  21. Omg! That is tooo cute. You create the most wonderful things.

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  22. Debbie...that runner is amazing!! Love every "inch" of it!!...

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  23. OMGoodness......that is fabulous...that is so my house, I am crazy for it! You did a great job!!

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  24. Another fabulous project, Debbie! I love this. Thanks for sharing this at the Open House party.

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  25. Fun project! Wouldn't it be cute in yellow for a child's party?!

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  26. Pretty darn cute. I would love to try it, but I am just sure I would mess up the measurements. I'm not known for my numerical savvy. I bet your friend is thrilled. How sweet of you to make that for her.
    Liz

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  27. Debbie,
    WoW!!! You did an amazing job on this runner...I like your version better as I, too, have a smaller table!Portly ...( or not) Isabella is still a striking beauty!
    Fondly,
    Pat
    P. S. The microwave corn was a HUGE success on the Fourth of July...thanks for the tip!

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  28. Fabulous! When I first saw this, I knew that it was a project for you, my clever friend!

    Thank you for sharing your creativity at Potpourri Friday!

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  29. I found your link on Common Ground and I love this project! Great job.

    Angela

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  30. So charming~ I love it!!! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  31. ta daaa! clap clap clap clap. That's just too cute. I'll have to make one for my granddaughter. She just asked me for a new runner for her dresser yesterday. You always find the nicest projects :-)

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  32. I love it!I agree with Olive...bomb diggity.

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  33. Great job! It makes a really fun conversation piece besides looking really cool. I do like it on the white canvas, it has a nice crisp look.

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  34. You never cease to amaze me with your talent and creativity Debbie!! This is another fabulous project and we are so glad you shared it with us at Inspiration Friday! :-)
    Vanessa

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  35. I keep looking at my CL and thinking about giving that runner a try. I have to agree about the fabric choice. I think your is much better and I think it would be much easier the way you did it. I guess I have no excuse not to try it now! Thanks for making it EZ (my kind of DIY).

    Robin
    Robin Flies South

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  36. This is FABULOUS!! Yours turned out even better!! I love it! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday and share your idea.

    Karin

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  37. That is just amazing Debbie! It looks so good!
    Is there no end to your creativity my dear, jealous!
    jk.
    Your an inspiration!
    Cindy

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  38. Oh goodness! I saw that runner too, and I loved it. Yours is wonderful and so fun.

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  39. I can't begin to tell you how fabulous this is Debbie. I love it.

    Love Isabella too. My Gabby and Gizzy would love to meet her.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  40. So cute!!!! I love the numbers in black against the cream....I agree with you....it looks better.

    I need to start being creative again....and soon!
    Simone

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  41. This is sooooo cute! I love that you made your own carbon paper...clever!!
    Beautiful!!

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  42. What fun! I LOVE the runner.It's "1" of a kind, and just "2" cute. Great job, Debbie!
    Babs

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  43. Isn't this something!? WOW - I adore this and am definitely pinning it. Not sure where I'd use it but I'll have to figure that out another day!

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  44. Oh Debbie, this is absolutely fabulous and Pat will love this. How fun and exciting. Love it. Hugs, Marty

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  45. Super cute! I had the same idea when I saw that issue of Country Living! Love how yours turned out!

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  46. Wow you did a great job of copying that magazine idea! It ls so cute and now Isabella can see if she is growing any!

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  47. The runner is just lovely! I am sure your friend is going to be thrilled when she sees it. Thanks for sharing!

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  48. So completely adorable!!!!! I just love it!

    xo-Lisa

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  49. I don't even remember seeing this in Country Living, but yours is a real eye catcher. I might have to try one of these myself.

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  50. Love this runner! Your's really measures up!! Thanks for sharing your how to!

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  51. The runner is fantastic! You are so clever with all your projects and the way you style your house. Of course, you do have exceptional staff to help. I love seeing them so much!

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  52. This is so cute. It turned out so nice! What a great center piece for the table!

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  53. This is great! You beat me to it! I saw it in Country Living too! Your project is even better!!

    laura@imnotatrophywife.com

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  54. Dear Confessions,
    This is a wonderful idea... easily dressed up as you did or dressed down for a fun back to school theme party... also, really great teacher's gift, don'cha think?

    Love,
    impressed in NE

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  55. You're my hero. I don't think I've ever seen a cuter runner. I honestly like yours better than Country Living's. Applause all around.

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  56. I've had this pinned but haven't made - so for now I'll just admire yours - it turned out fantastically!
    Here's to many fabulous glasses of wine shared over that runner.
    Kelly

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  57. I'm like Kelly - I've had this in the back of my mind ever since I saw it from Country Living. Yours is a perfect version. I love it. I've always thought it would be the perfect runner to put out in September, in honor of kids going back to school. You did a wonderful job!

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  58. That is a super cool runner. I didn't see it in the magazine, but I would have loved it too. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

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  59. This is such a creative idea and a really FUN runner! Very wonderfully done. You make it sound so easy!
    Your project would be perfect to share at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS, my new weekly linky party! It is live every Wednesday evening at 8:00. Come on over and join in!

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  60. This is fabulous! saw it in the magazine and yours is perfect!!

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  61. Great job! So happy you linked to Cowgirl Up because I am showing off your runner on my facebook page tonight!
    :) Samantha @ Crafty Texas Girls
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Crafty-Texas-Girls/140299076008437

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  62. You have so many great projects! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  63. SO cute! I love this project and it turned out so beautiful! I'm a new follower and would love if you followed back at www.iheartpears.blogspot.com

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  64. This is so fabulous! Did you link it up at Wow Us Wednesday yet? I hope so!!

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  65. I loved this when I saw it in the magazine and yours turned out amazing! Your photos are so pretty...

    Lynn

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  66. What a great project, love it, yours is perfect.

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  67. Ohhhh my goodness. HOW did i miss this today. I LOVE that you made this for our sweet Pat and know it will make her feel better after having a rough week. Can I just say I love this a hundred times over. I like yours so much better for the reasons you said, because it is crisp and not as cluttered with lines. You are just a genius my friend. I can't wait to see it in her home.

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie

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