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.