Dressing up my dining room table with this wood table runner was a fun project to do! Adding a Valentine touch to this DIY decor makes it extra special! Let’s see if I can inspire you to make one of your own!
Supplies you will need
- Pine wood: I used 1″x 10″ x 24″ sanded
- 4 Furniture Legs sanded: I used Weichuan Solid Unfinished Wood Furniture Legs
- 4 Screws: 2″ length screws. You may need to take your furniture legs to the hardware store to decide which screws will fit in your furniture legs.
- Wood glue
- Power tool: I used my husbands cordless screwdriver and drill bit attachment to pre-drill holes.
- Wood filler
- Paint: Colors of your choice. I used Dixie Belle’s Rustic Red, Caviar and Cotton.
- Embellishments: I used the “XOXO” cut file I designed and have available for free to those who join MPD Tribe, click here if you want this cut file for free too!
- Dixie Belle’s Clear Coat
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Before getting started I decided I wanted a 24″ long wood table runner for my farmhouse dining room table. I chose this size so I could use this with my dining table with or without using the table leaves.
You can make your wood table runner as long or large as you want. Click here to see my new-to-me farmhouse dining room table.
To assemble your wood table runner, gather your supplies. I started out by figuring out where I wanted my legs to be placed on my board.
Finding placement for the legs
For the placement of my legs I wanted them to be flush with the pine board once it was all assembled so I used a ruler.
I placed the ruler flush against the side of the board and perpendicular so I could push two legs up against the ruler and marked the opposite side with a pencil.
With these marks I used the ruler to draw a straight line.
I repeated this same process on all four side. When these were all marked I ended up with a square on each corner of the wood board.
Now to find my center in these squares. Use your ruler and make a line from corner to corner in the square. This is where “X” marks the spot and you now have your center for your first leg. Repeat this process for the remaining three corners and then we can move onto assembling your wood table runner.
You can see in the video below, how I had my board all marked and how I found the center in each square.
Assembling your Wood Table Runner
Pine wood is soft wood and as precaution to prevent the wood from splitting when I placed the screws for the legs I pre-drilled 4 holes in the center of the “X’s”,
Once this is done, I flipped my board over and started placing the screws in. Once I know everything fits, I removed the screws from the board and table legs, applied wood glue to the top of the feet and then placed my screws through the board and table legs for good this time.
I drilled the screws down below the level of the wood. Once all the legs are attached I then covered the screws with wood putty. When this was cured I used my sand block and sanded over the wood putty until smooth.
If there are still areas over the screws that have gaps or not filled in, add more wood putty and repeat the same step as before until the top of your wood table runner is smooth
Time to decorate your wood table runner
I am so excited to use my new Valentine design to personalize this project!
I have even added this design to the MPD Library for those who belong to MPD Tribe so you can use this for FREE.
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For my wood table runner. I decide to go with Dixie Belle’s Cotton, their bright white and painted two coats over the legs and under the wood table runner and on the top side.
Once this was dry, I decide to use Dixie Belle’s Rustic Red for the stenciling.
I love personalizing with stencils and I make mine with my Silhouette Cameo and contact paper, click here to see how I do this step by step.
Once I had my wood table runner personalized, I used Dixie Belle’s Clear Coat to seal everything.
Once your wood table runner is sealed and cured, you are ready to decorate!
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click below to see how I made and embellished my wood table runnerS
Did you notice I made a smaller Wood Table Runner?
I found round wood legs at Hobby Lobby for less than $4 and I then used my 40% off coupon! You can click here to see which wood knobs I used as table legs!
I decided to use the PVPP method to apply my design on the small wood table runner.
Click here to read a previous blog post to see how you can use the PVPP method too.
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