Wednesday, April 02, 2008

DIY Table Runners

I blogged several times about the right shade of eggplant for my table linens and which options were most cost effective. In the end, I decided that even the most luxurious linens I had found weren't even the exact color I wanted. So that's when I hit up G Street fabrics for some DIY options. I ended up finding several fabrics that I loved, but the one I brought home with me was this plum silk shantung backing.

Anyway, I also purchased a bit of HeatnBond Lite Iron on adhesive for hemming the edges. It worked like an absolute charm, and with the help of Mr. Shirlington's amazing measuring skills, this is what we ended up with! (Check out the color variations in the photos from this exact same piece of fabric!! What's up with purples not photographing well?It makes me so angry!)

The photo above represents the true color of the fabric.

And this one looks like circus purple. Either way, the guests will see plum, not this photo. But the point is, this was a super easy project and I'm so proud of my first real DIY!!

Total cost per runner: $6
Total time per runner: 3o minutes. 10 minutes to measure and cut, 15 minutes with the iron, and 5 mintues of sheer satisfaction.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh that's great...I remember how expensive osme of the linens you were thinking about before...and now you have what you want for so much cheaper!

I love G Street Fabric. I always wish I could sew when I go in there.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008 5:46:00 PM  
Blogger Leslie said...

Very cute! I wish you'd have been around to do maroon ones for my reception!

Wednesday, April 02, 2008 6:18:00 PM  
Blogger Veronica said...

Love the fabric and the color! You did an awesome job!

Wednesday, April 02, 2008 7:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear friend in my head,
I fell in love with an overlay from Mosaic (based on a trip there from your post) and called to price them when I began to realize that perhaps I should check out the fabric district in Manhattan before committing to the shipping and possible extra rental time involved for my destination wedding. In the meantime, you had the same thoughts and found a great fabric. I'll make my trip to search for fabric next week.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008 10:31:00 PM  

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