Thursday, January 29, 2009

Projects

I've been busy with a couple of projects this week that have been on my to do list-- a while. The funny thing is I always have a list going. Hubby insulated the other side of our eaves on Tuesday. If you remember, I had done the one side a few weeks ago . He said he could handle it solo, so I left him to it and decided to sew.

I wanted to replace my table runner with a fabric that co-ordinated with my dining room drapes, as well as make a wider one.

Here's the old one.



I thought about putting another fabric on the back to make it reversible but decided not to. The light gold material was a trim used in my office and I will show you that project another day.
I used the plaid for the dining room. I have a lot of black in that room.


I use this room to sew, paint, exercise, etc.


Here's the finished product on the table. I hope this isn't too dark for you to see. You can enlarge by clicking on it.



I had enough material to make a narrow one for the buffet. This really brought more color into the room and brightened things up a lot.


This is a clearer pic that also shows the fringe on the end. I wanted the runner to hang over a little, in case I set a plate at the end of the table. I hated the tassel on the other runner because it interfered with setting a plate on it.


I also painted the knobs on the buffet draws black. It is an old dresser that gives me storage for silverware, place mats, table clothes and napkins for all holidays. It previously had white knobs and looked a bit too country. CeeKay said paint those things and I took her advice. Much better now.


How the buffet looked at Christmas.


Thanks for taking a peek. Have a happy weekend!

Be sure to visit There is no place like home for more Show & Tells.

43 comments:

Joy said...

Love your decorations and your runner turned out great!

ceekay said...

Good job Ro....and the knobs are so much nicer don't you think??

Melissa Miller said...

I really love the table runner.
The fabric colors and fringe are beautiful.
The room looks great. ;)

Jessica said...

Looks like you're ready for a magazine cover...everything looks so nice!

Terry & Dennis Macri said...

Your table looks so homey, I love the Plaid. Great Job!!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Everything looks great! Isn't it wonderful what a difference a little fabric and paint can make! Love it!

Katherine

Kathy said...

You are so talented, RO. I wish I could sew! Your new runners are beautiful - love the painted drawer pulls.
Kathy

Lady Katherine said...

Love your red sewing table! The runner turned out so pretty! Great colors, and love the fringe.

Hootin' Anni said...

Everything turned out so well. I love the warm atmosphere in your dining room...just lovely.

Excellent show n tell. Mine's posted, I do hope you can stop by and visit with me sometime today. Happy Friday.

Constance said...

Those runners are beautiful and added a LOT of warmth to your room. It looks very cozy and inviting!
Connie

LDH said...

What a nice table runner. I think the fringe is a perfect embellishment as it is dressy. The runner is just the right length hanging nicely over the edge yet still noticeable when the chairs are tucked under.

Thanks so much for visiting and commenting on my Show and Tell :)

Kindly, ldh

Walking on Sunshine... said...

LOVE the runner! I especially like the fact that it is extra wide! Your place looks so beautiful! What a great job you did!

LBP said...

Very nice job! I love plaid.

Blessings

Linda

Elizabeth-Plain and Simple said...

You did a wonderful job on your table runners. Your dining room is beautiful. Thanks for sharing it.

Blessings,
Elizabeth

Kristen said...

You did such a nice job. I really like how the table runner turned out.

Candy said...

What a beautiful change, very lovely.
Happy Friday, Candy

Kathy said...

Absolutely beautiful and you did it yourself!! Love it.

TGIF
Kathy :)

Dianne said...

You did a nice job with your new table runner. People like you inspire me to what to pull out my sewing machine.
Thanks for stopping by my blog too.

JudyBug said...

You are so talented! I want to learn how to sew so badly.

Heather said...

love the table runners. i wish i could sew like you!

Carla said...

Love your red sewing table! Pretty runner, great color choices, your dining room is lovely:)

The Berry's Patch said...

This is why I enjoy your blog...we have the same taste in decorating. I have both your centerpiece and candles, which were purchased at Kirklands. The runner is gorgeous. I'm thinking I need a runner on my kitchen table to soften it up a bit. :-)

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

The runner turned out great and I love the knobs black.

Jean said...

Your dining room is lovely! I really like the praid runner. Jean

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

It came out great and the dining room looks good. I like how the black knobs look on the buffet.

Alice said...

Your table runners are gorgeous! I love the plaid and the blacks. Good idea about painting the knobs. That ties everything together. Thanks for sharing.

You are always welcome in The Shadow of the Cross. Feel free to stop in anytime.

Smilingsal said...

Good job! Thanks for sharing. Happy Show and Tell Day!

Linda C said...

I love how your table looks with the new runner! I also love your center piece. I have fruit in my kitchen border and something like this would be perfect:)

Great job on the side table knobs, too. It looks like a makeover of your dining room:)

Linda C

Nanna K said...

Everything turned out looking lovely. I love the table runner, I adore plaid.
Thanks for dropping by my blog,
have a great week

Lisa Ann said...

That is a lovely ruuner and table setting.

Belinda said...

I really love the plaid, and it looks so perfect with your beautiful dining table and chairs. I wish I knew how to sew. :-)

Dawn said...

It looks just perfect. I wish I still sewed like I used to - all the time!

Sweet Nothings said...

You did such a wonderful job on that runner! It looks great. I love how runners look on tables. They add such a nice touch!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. You're welcome anytime!

Brittany

Linda said...

You did a great job on the runner. Nice to have time to get those little projects done isn't it!
Have a good weekend!
Linda

Susan said...

Love the new plaid table runner. In the enlargement it has almost a satin look. I NEVER would have thought of painting the knobs. I have items, my hutch and my kitchen cabinets, with the white knobs. I've liked that very much but if I even decide to change the look I'll remember this hint. Thanks for sharing. Glad our hubby's are both doing well. We are blessed!!!!
Susan

Kelli said...

Your new table runner turned out great....just beautiful!
~Kelli

Elaine said...

I love plaids and the table runner seemed to really pull together the whole room. Loved it!
Elaine

"Ice Pony Girl" said...

Wow...wish I could sew.

. said...

You have been buzy!

Alfazema

Shannon said...

You have been busy! It all looks great!

Pink Slippers said...

Your runner came out nice. Love the pictures of your house. Cozy and warm.

celestina marie said...

Wow!! your home is so beautiful and I love how your new runner turned out. The side dresser you use for extra essentials is beautiful too and I like the new knobs you painted. Just that touch changed the whole look. Really fantastic. You are so talented. I always really enjoy to see your decorating and what you are working on.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Ashley said...

The knobs came out really pretty! I painted my whole hutch black and am so happy with it! It's amazing what a little paint can do! Your house is just beautiful and so are your grandbabies!