Quick & Easy 10 Minute Decorating - Vintage Door Table Runner
Hello friends, I am back with a quick & easy 10 minute decorating idea – 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’t 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’t concerned. I chose to to keep the rustic hardware in place, just removing one from the backside so that it didn’t scratch the table.
I added six furniture pads, or as I like to call them - “nubbies”. 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’t 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’t have to sew. Make sure to stop by and see Jennifer’s 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!