Monday, July 2, 2012

Rustic Table Runner


A little shabby, a little cottage 
a little rustic and elegant at the same time.


You know I love burlap
Upholstery, linens, drapery... yep, love it.



I was super excited when one of my sponsors BurlapFabric.com sent over some
 burlap and coffee sacks and goodies to create something
If you haven't shopped them before- you should take a peek.
They have colored burlap, huge rolls of burlap, jute webbing,  burlap and coffee sacks, etc.
 When it arrived~ I was happy that the burlap was much better quality than the
garden burlap I had purchased before and that it also comes rolled up neat and tidy on a big roll
which is perfect for keeping it nice and flat for working with and keeping my office neat and tidy.
Oh and those the coffee sacks?
 LOVE. LOVE. LOVE.


So as I stared at the burlap and those coffee bags
 my mind started churning...
I really loved the coffee sacks ~ these ones came with the green line and lettering
and they are used- so they are not perfect- 
but they are perfect for several designs I have in mind.
 I would be using them for something or fifteen somethings.
or maybe nothing other than folding on a shelf - 
they are super charming just by themselves.
:)

But.. I like to put my own spin on things.. 
and I did have my sewing machine out already from another project...
and so I started cutting and sewing
and I love how it turned out.



The rustic look was perfect for this nearly 9' long chippy painted farmhouse table.


Just simple barely there ruffles was all it needed on each end to finish it.


I  love the base the burlap creates for the table.



 Rustic. Rustic. Rustic.


 My pretty peonies kept wilting and dropping their petals in the heat as I photographed- but I didn't mind.
I love their beautiful petals and the shabby soft look the peonies have as they are drying as well.


So while I was in my crazy burlap sewing mode...I also sewed a new tablecloth 
 that I will be sharing shortly and am super excited that they are part of something 
else that I am working on~ more on that later. 
I just might have created a couple more things with these bags too
;)


Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend!


Disclosure
I was compensated for this post but the design
 and opinions are my own.



49 comments:

  1. Gorgeous. I love burlap. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Courtney I absolutely love what you did! I need to go check out their website since I am also a burlap lovin' gal ~

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  3. Love. Simply love. I can't wait to check this site out. TFS

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  4. Very pretty, Courtney. Have a good week.

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  5. Looks perfect for your table!!

    Pat

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  6. I adore what you did with that pretty burlap. I need to revisit them as I don't remember any being printed. Lovely job, as always!

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  7. Love how it looks with the roses, Courtney! A bit of rustic and a bit of softness; not to mention the texture.

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  8. Everything and anything looks gorgeous in your settings. those Peonies are still wonderful, they just don't last long enough around here!

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  9. I so like this look,gentle,romantic and rustic all rolled up in one. Looks so good. I have a little burlap in my stash,think I would like a runner too. xxoo

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  10. I love burlap and have used it as a runner for some time also. Yours looks great too. It provides such a rustic feel and is so simple. Great ideas.

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  11. Everything looks just fantastic.

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  12. Something about burlap that is so lovely...
    so pretty.

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  13. Stunning. So elegant and rustic. You have the best ideas and are so talented!

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  14. All your work is yummy.Beautiful table.Burlap looks great. Denise

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  15. Courtney this is so pretty! Hope you are having a great summer. Can't wait to see the tablecloth.

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  16. Just a beautiful table and the runner is lovelt. I love the rustic table.

    Cynthia

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  17. love it, love it, love it. it somehow feels like spring and autumn all at once.

    visiting french country cottage is like spa treatment and inspiration rolled into one.

    blessings,
    ann

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  18. What makes the whole thing is the stripe down the middle...tres chic! And of course the finishing touch is the ruffle you created....very sweet.
    Of course, the rose petals don't hurt either....thanks for the ideas!
    Nancy
    http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  19. That turned out so great.. Love it, and those Peonies!!!!Beautiful. Have a happy 4th.
    Ciao,
    Mary

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  20. Is there anything you don't do, Courtney...? lol! This is another wonderful project that your put your own spin on - and as usual - it came out looking just beautiful! I saved that burlap site. Thanks for sharing it! :) I assume that it's blinging hot by you, too...? Whew!!

    xoxo laurie

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  21. You rock Courtney!! Love the look, and I checked out that burlap site and they are pretty reasonable, so I will probably be buying from them; I just need to figure out what I would make first.

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  22. Courtney that turned out beautiful. I need to get my hands on some burlap with a blue/green stripe like that...just gorgeous. Your table runner has so much charm...very romantic.

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  23. The fringed ruffles are the icing, in my opinion!

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  24. Courtney,
    So pretty and elegant.Especially with your gorgeous flowers!
    ((Hugs))
    Anne

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  25. Wow, I love it!!! The ruffles make it perfect.

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  26. So cute I love this and the ruffles. i had burlap from my wedding on my table, I'm thinking of making a runner from burlap i saw on pinterest!

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  27. Beautiful runner....love all things coffee too!

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  28. Absolutely dreamy & lovely - I love the softness of the flowers against the burlap!

    Dee at the Carlton

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  29. I loved the rose details on this table.

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  30. Everything you do Courtney - everything - is so beautiful - this looks fabulous!
    BTW - you inspired me to do a chalkboard - will link it up on friday!
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  31. Save me a seat! Its gorgeous Courtney.

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  32. How beautiful!!! You have outdone yourself once again!!

    xo-Lisa

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  33. So pretty, Courtney! Everything you touch turns to gold. :)

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  34. It's beautiful. I love all the blooms on the tabletop. Have a great 4th!
    Mary

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  35. Courtney it is lovely; your entire table, very excited to see what else you have up your sleeve!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  36. "A little shabby, a little cottage
    a little rustic and elegant " quoting YOu AND A LOT WON-DER-FULLY BEAUTIFUL lady..luv-ing it-my kind of styling..[quoting ME] will follow; You may FOLLOW at Like Grammas House/found you connecting from Maison Daisy blog.

    Jonell

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  37. Love it! I have became a burlap nut, going to have to check out this website.

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  38. Courtney, you outdid yourself on this post. It's just beautiful.

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  39. OH Hello....this is gorgeous...the runner, the tablescape and your photography! Wow all of it eye candy. Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday and share your ideas!

    Karin

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  40. This is all just too pretty....

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  41. You set the prettiest tables. The runner is awesome.

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  42. Well That is some great Table Scaping...Lovet it :)
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  43. Its so beautiful, I love visiting your blog. You always share so many beautiful things! Hugs!

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  44. Gorgeous! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  45. Looks great, Courtney! I picked out the same sacks. They are awesome and HUGE! I love what you've done. I was originally going to make a pillow but given the size, I'm using them for toy storage in my twins' room. The turquoise stripe matched the new plan perfectly. If I had an outdoor table, I'd be dumping some toys out....;)

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  46. Love this website and ideas. Great job! Fab photos.
    Thanks
    Carolyn

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