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Crafty dining: DIY table runner
08 Nov 2023
Create a vibrant and personalised touch for your dining space with this DIY table runner using your favourite Resene colours. By combining a few essential materials like MDF board, pine wood and a selection of Resene testpot colours, you'll transform your table into a work of art that will not only enhance your dining setting but also serve as a stylish focal point. Create our green themed table runner or paint yours to match your home’s colour scheme for a cohesive and stylish look!
You will need:
- 1x piece of MDF board, 1m long and 27cm wide
- 6x lengths of pine, 1.8m long, 3cm wide, 1cm thick. Cut to 69 pieces of pine which are 15cm long
- Glue (glue gun, clear or pva craft glue or super glue)
- Jig saw or handsaw
- Tape measure
- Sandpaper (optional)
- 9 x Resene testpot colours of your choice. We used Resene Marshland, Resene Cabbage Pont, Resene Green Spring, Resene Paddock, Resene Ravine, Resene Mangrove, Resene Black Forest, Resene Olive Green and Resene Pumice.
- Testpot paintbrush
Step 1: Mark your wood to the desired lengths specified above.
Step 2: Cut your wood using a jig saw or handsaw, then sand the edges to get a smooth edge. Wipe off all sanding dust.
Step 3: Paint the wood pieces in your chosen Resene paint colours. We used Resene Marshland, Resene Cabbage Pont, Resene Green Spring, Resene Paddock, Resene Ravine, Resene Mangrove, Resene Black Forest, Resene Olive Green and Resene Pumice. Apply at least two coats for best coverage.
Step 4: Lay your pieces of wood out on top of the MDF board in the herringbone pattern. Remove the last three pieces of wood at either end and draw a pencil outline 1cm out from the remaining blocks on the MDF board. Repeat at both ends. To complete the outline of the MDF board draw a pencil line down each side connecting the lines you have drawn.
Note: The MDF board that will sit underneath the wooden pieces will be smaller than the top design, this is so you don’t see it once finished.
Step 5: Using a jig saw, cut the MDF board to the shape you have drawn.
Step 6: Lay out all the wood pieces on top of the MDF panel in your preferred colour way, then glue each piece one at a time.
Step 7: Place on your dining table and add a vase or pot plant when not in use or use to place hot dishes on a table.
project Vanessa Nouwens
images Bryce Carleton
Published: 08 Nov 2023