Hello Landeelu readers!! This is Shonee from Hawthorne and Main! Today I am going to show you how to make this super easy and very customizable painted table runner. This is the perfect idea that can be used for a specific party or special occasion. The possibilities are pretty much endless!
– Plain canvas table runner or a drop cloth
-Foam paint brush
To make the table runner I simply got a drop cloth from Home Depot and cut it to my desired size. I used my sewing machine to stitch around all of the edges. You can certainly use a pre-made table runner too!! I just really love the texture and color of the drop cloth!
Once you have your table runner now it is time to get the paint ready. For this project you need about 1/4- 1/2 cup paint. Add a little bit of water 1-2 Tbsp to make it the consistency of heavy whipping cream. Not super runny but thinner than the regular paint.
Once the paint is mixed it is time to start to paint!! There really is no exact method for this. To get the geometric patter all I did was touch the very corner of the foam onto the fabric.
Before you actually try to paint on the fabric practice on a scrap
piece of fabric or even a piece of paper. You really want to get a feel for how
to dab the brush each time which includes pressure and angle. This will make
the process much smoother and the pattern will come out more even.
Once you feel ready to start on your actual table runner start to dab. Load the brush with paint and then using a paper towel or a scrap piece of fabric dab off some of the extra paint. You want enough paint in the brush to make about 2-3 dabs, thats it. Then reload the brush, dab off the extra and continue. To make the pattern more random, turn the brush different directions as you dab. See in the image below!
The coolest thing about chalk paint is that it can be washed. I did a test on this table runner and I hand washed it with soap and hot water. The paint did not change at all!! Love it!
There are many different brush styles you could use, you could even stencil a word on the fabric, you could also use a stamp…. There really are so many different possibilities!! I love that chalk paint can be used on fabric!!
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