Renee Elliott

Guest Blogger

Renee Elliott


Renee Elliott is a self-proclaimed fashion addict, food junkie and arts & craft nerd. She is the gal behind Re: Creative where she works on window displays, events and teaches craft classes.With an eye for detail, a love for DIY projects and a passion for creating, Renee is able to add her unique touch to any project.

DIY: Ombre Table Runner

Posted by Renee Elliott Monday, April 21, 2014 9:00 AM EST


I’m always thinking of ways to get the biggest bang for my buck when it comes to decor. Whether I’m planning a gorgeous table setting for a dinner party or want a punch of colour in my dining room, a table runner is always a great option. This ombre wood table runner is not only inexpensive but I finished it in under an hour!





  • Wood shims or paint stir sticks (enough to cover the length of your table)
  • Acrylic paint: 1 colour and 1 white
  • Foam brush
  • Paper cup


STEP 1: I found it easiest to start with the darker shade to create the ombre effect. Pour some paint into the paper cup and use the foam brush to paint a few wood shims.


STEP 2: Add a little white to the paint, give it a good stir and paint a few more wood shims. Continue adding in a little white for every 3-4 wood shims. Eventually you will get to an almost all white shade.


STEP 3: Once the wood is dry, arrange the wood shims in a straight line from darkest to the lightest shade on the centre of your table. The wood shims have one end that is higher than the other end, so I made sure to arrange them so it was high, low, high, low. This helped keep the table runner level.

Topics: Renos & DIY, DIY, DIY Decor, Entertaining


Advertisement is on Facebook

Like Us on Facebook



Popular Topics

View All Blog Topics

HGTV Newsletter

Sign Up Now!

Our best decorating and DIY ideas delivered to your inbox twice a month.

View newsletter page