DIY Striped Dropcloth Table Runner | with Krista from The Happy Housie

Hi everyone!! 
It is Krista from The Happy Housie back again and I am so excited to be here today 
sharing this super easy (and thrifty!) DIY Dropcloth Table runner with you!
Halloween House Tour Dining Room with hand sketched sharpie pumpkins at thehappyhousie
For this project you will need:
  • a dropcloth (or similar fabric)
  • scissors
  • painters tape (I used Frog brand)
  • spray paint in your colour of choice – I used Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Flat Black
I started out with a plain ol’ dropcloth that I picked up at my local hardware store.
 I think I paid about $15 for a 4 foot by 12 foot piece.
 That translates to around $4 a yard, give or take.

I cut one long strip 18″ wide and 84″ long (because my table is 72″ long 
and I wanted an overhang on each end). I let the edges fray naturally because 
I don’t plan to wash this, but you could definitely sew the edges or use some 
no-sew hemming tape to secure them first. 
I used Frog Tape to tape out my lines, spacing them evenly by using a spacer piece 
that I moved as I taped my way down the length of the runner.
Then I sprayed away with my flat black spray paint and let it dry about an hour… Done!!
dropcloth painted table runner by thehappyhousie
The perfect addition to our Halloween table, though I think it will transition nicely 
into regular ol’ Fall come November.
Dropcloth Table Runner by thehappyhousie
I have a few other Halloween and Fall Projects I would love to share with you- 
hop over and visit me at The Happy Housie to see what I have been up to lately… 
like how I made these hand sketched oil sharpie pumpkins:


Black and White Hand Sketched Sharpie Pumpkins at thehappyhousie collage
Thanksgiving table outside with fall centerpiece at thehappyhousie
Halloween House Tour open door at thehappyhousie 
And if you want to know what the next Fall or Halloween project might be… 
check out my board A Fall Chill and All Hallow’s Eve on 
Thanks Tanya for having me here today! 
It is always so much fun to connect with you readers of twelveOeight!
Thanks for reading!
 And remember my housie friends, HOME isn’t built in a day. Enjoy the journey.

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  1. This is so cute Krista! You are amazing, thanks for letting her share Tanya!

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