Saturday, April 9, 2011

Bamboo Table Runner

I got this bamboo table runner from the bargain section at Target about a year ago.

I just love the look of bamboo, but I really wasn't crazy about the color because it was just a tad bit too orange for me. I knew I would never use it given the color so I decided to change it up a bit.

It had a stain from some lotion I accidentally spilled on it, so I gave that part a light sanding and it took the stain right out. Then I just stained it with Minwax Dark Walnut. That's the same color I stained my tabletop, but I was actually going for a subtle look, so it worked out perfectly. It still stands out since the finish is flat, but the table has a glossy finish.

I even stained the cloth border so it would match.

I just love all the different textures and finishes on the table, and now the candleless candelabra is anchored and doesn't look like some random object that got thrown on the table =)

Don't ya just love an easy fix?



that turned out beautiful. i love your table top...very creative

Candace@craftysisters-nc said...

That is an easy fix. It looks great, that makes me wonder what else from thrift stores you could stain to fit your need? Hmmmmm. :)

{NiceGirlNotes} said...

Looks great!

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