DIY Drop Cloth Table Runner

Drop Cloth is all kinds of fabulous!  It’s versatile, functional, and fun to work with.  I’ve used it on my painted soap wraps, stuffed bunnies, and Easter bunny favors.  Today, I’m sharing a DIY Drop Cloth Table Runner as a part of an amazing Ready, Set, Paint Blog Hop brought to you by ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape and The Home Depot.   You’ll be able to check out some of the other participants projects at the bottom of the post too!painter's tape, scotchblue painter's tape, tapeDIY Drop Cloth Table Runner with livelaughrowe.comLet’s get this DIY party started, shall we?  First things first, we’ll need to grab a few supplies.

Supplies. DIY Drop Cloth Table Runner

The very first thing I did was wash my drop cloth.  I then cut it the length and width I had in mind.  I cut mine to approximately 65-1/2″ x 14-1/4″.  Keep in mind that if you’re going to fray the sides, you’ll want to cut a little wider and longer.  Now we’re ready to the get to the stenciling part of the project.

Preparing for Large Stripe on DIY Drop Cloth Table RunnerI started by taping the prep work for the wider stripe.  This stripe is 1/2″ thick.  Paint and remove tape.

Stenciling large stripe on DIY Drop Cloth Table RunnerYou’ll then move onto the smaller stripe, which is approximately 1/8″ wide.

DIY drop cloth table runner thin stripe how-toYou’ll then move on to measuring and marking your smaller stripe.  We used a pencil to mark where we needed to place the tape.  For the smaller stripe, you will need to place the one piece of tape over your first stripe.  No worries if the paint isn’t completely dry either.  As we did earlier, you’ll tape, paint and remove the tape.  Do this on both sides of your runner and voila!

Stenciled Drop Cloth Runner with livelaughrowe.comStenciled Drop Cloth Table Runner with livelaughrowe.comHopefully you’re feeling inspired!  If you’re looking for some additional inspiration, be sure to check out these projects from the Ready, Set, Paint Blog Hop:

Centsational Girl – Textured Panel Dresser Makeover
Thrifty and Chic – Framed Stencil Wall
The Design Confidential –  DIY Concrete Color Block Painted Tables
Sand & Sisal  – Faux Etched Glass
The Girl Creative – Summer Chalkboard
PB & J Stories – Dipped Effect Outdoor Bench and Front Patio Makeover
In My Own Style – How to Paint Outdoor Furniture
Making this Home – Embellish with a Paint Border
Curbly’s – Rustic Bench Gets Modern Moroccan-Inspired Makeover
Dream Green – DIY Game Table
House of Earnest – Fun with Fireworks
Charles & Hudson – Wood Block Planter
Love of Family and Home – DIY Striped Curtain
LollyJane – Mailbox Makeover
The Nester’s – Painting with Chalk
Sawdust Girl – Lemonad Stand Canopy
Thistlewood Farm – How to Paint Stripes
 Yellow Brick Home – DIY Pet Food Station
Design Love Fest – Make it 40
Vintage Revival – Color Blocked Wicker Headboard
At the Picket Fence – Stenciled Dining Caddy with Jars
Remodelaholic – Large Wall Frame Chalkboard
Curbly’s – Chair Bright and Colorful Makeover
Four Generations One Room – Striped Bathroom Makeover
Shanty 2 Chic – Magazine Holder
Design, Dining and Diapers – Chalkboard Wall
Sew Woodsy- Paint Less, Tape More
A Night Owl Blog – Fall Planters

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This post was brought to you in partnership with The Home Depot and ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape.



  2. Michelle F says

    I rent so I’m trying to find some ways of personalizing my apartment that won’t be too expensive and are easy to return to as is.

  3. JaneEllen says

    Great tutorial for the table runner. Been wanting to do a grain sack striped runner. Making different style, fabrics, you name it so I’ll have a good assortment to pick from for buyers, there will be buyers won’t there? Sure hope so. Really like the fringing at sides and ends also. What is there about stripes and fringing that makes us like them so much? The natural look? Whatever I love the look. Happy days Kelly


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