05 July, 2012
Country Living Inspired Ruler Table Runner
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!
I 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.
I 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.
And 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!
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!