Quick & Easy 10 Minute Decorating - Vintage Door Table Runner
Hello friends, I am back with a quick & easy 10 minute decorating idea ‚Äì a vintage door table runner.¬† I started this series a few months ago because sometimes, ten minutes is all we have to decorate. Today, I am joined by the adorable and talented Jennifer from I Heart Organizing.¬† Have you been to her site?¬† Run over right now, just promise to come back! She is sharing a ten minute decorating idea too, as part of our series. When I came up with the idea for this project, I thought it would be cute, but I did not expect to love it as much as I do. ¬† Seriously, it balances out our dining room table so perfectly, both in color and shape. And I love bringing in some more rustic vintage details. The zinnias are perfect right now, but I can so easily see it filled with pumpkins in the fall, jars of ornaments for Christmas and vases filled with forsythia in the spring.¬† Everything will be just a bit more grounded and not look like it is just floating on our table. This project was also super simple to do, and really only took ten minutes.¬† Of course, if you want to add the time it took me to find the correct drill bit, it took a few minutes more. I used a vintage door that was perfectly sized for my table.¬† However, you can use an old cabinet door, or even a new one for that matter.¬† You could take a new one or one that isn‚Äôt the look you want and paint it in layers or with a chalk paint until you achieve the look you want. The first step is to clean it and knock off any chipping paint if needed.¬† I wiped it down with a spray cleaner and paper towels and that took off the loose paint as well.¬† You could also add the step of a matte finish clear spray coat to keep it from chipping.¬† My paint seems to be pretty intact so I wasn‚Äôt concerned. I chose to to keep the rustic hardware in place, just removing one from the backside so that it didn‚Äôt scratch the table. I added six furniture pads, or as I like to call them - ‚Äúnubbies‚Äù.¬† I put one in each corner and one half way down each side to protect the table from scratches and so that I could easily move the table runner. Then, I drilled two holes in each end and added vintage hardware.¬† I had these handles from another project that didn‚Äôt work out, but you could easily add new ones.¬† There are so many great handles available in the stores now it would easy to create a great look. And that is it.¬† And even better than only taking ten minutes, I have the perfect table runner and I didn‚Äôt have to sew. Make sure to stop by and see Jennifer‚Äôs project here.¬† And if you have a project you want to share (and maybe to be featured on social media!), share it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #10minutedecorating. You can see the whole series of Ten Minute Decorating Projects HERE. Thanks so much for reading!