Scrap Wood Table Runner

Hi guys!

Welcome to Home For Fall, an amazing fall themed blog hop from the bloggers of Hometalk.



I am really excited to share a fun DIY project with you today, styled for fall, my favorite season of all.  ;)

First, a little back story.

  1.  Our dining room table is a MESS.  Most of the time.  I’m convinced that is because I don’t usually decorate it, so the fam thinks it’s a storage surface.  (I never leave anything laying there…ahem)
  2. I have never really found a good look for the table anyway.  It has a dark stained top and black legs, so I prefer a light and bright look.
  3. I don’t like tablecloths, or table runners, or place mats.  I like them on other peoples’ tables, but never on mine.

So I decided to make a table runner out of scrap wood.  Cuz scrap wood is my favorite.

I started with these three 12×12 square pieces of plywood leftover from our wood tile patio table makeover.


Scrap Wood Table Runner Before


After a good sanding, I stained them with General Finishes Antique Walnut.


Scrap Wood Table Runner Before 2


Then I added a coat of Maison Blanche Oyster.  After a good sanding, they looked like this.


Scrap Wood Table Runner Before 3


The next step was to attach them, and of course, I wanted a metal accent.  Enter door plates sprayed with vintage copper.


Scrap Wood Table Runner


I love how it turned out, and got to work creating a fall centerpiece with my new creation.

I added one of the thrift store vases.


Scrap Wood Table Runner 2


And then some pumpkins, a fall garland, and a few pine cones.


Scrap Wood Table Runner 3


Simple and inexpensive.  The garland and pine cones I had on hand, and the pumpkins I bought and glazed for this year.


Scrap Wood Table Runner 7


I was careful not to cover the copper, cuz I lurve it.


Scrap Wood Table Runner 5


The galvanized metal chargers were a bit of a splurge, but I waited until they were buy one get one free at Michael’s.  :)


Scrap Wood Table Runner 6


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21 thoughts on “Scrap Wood Table Runner

  1. wow for something so easy and cheap to do it looks like a million bucks, you must check out pam from house of hawthorn she is a big buckeye fan xx

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