Tom and I have running joke that he gets to be right about something once a month. It looks like he gets to claim his monthly victory in the Great Table Runner Debate.
Although there were a few comments and emails that were Team Lindsay (thank you!), the majority of you were on Team Tom. I love that you guys felt you could be honest with me about your hatred of the table runner, but all of the comments were still really nice at the same time. The Glue Gun Army rocks!
However, if you know me, you know I’m not going to give up on something that has the potential to be awesomesauce. Looking back, I know that Team Tom was right about it being too much. So drawing from some of your comments, I set out to make another knotted table runner for that piece of furniture.
Much better, don’t you think? This time I REALLY love it! I had a green scrap left from the updated runner I did on my living room table (which is directly across from this piece), so I used the exact same knotting technique to remake this runner. This new one works for several reasons:
- The fabric color works better with the antique sideboard and the wall color;
- The fabric is really thin, so it ruffles nicely;
- The fabric is a solid color, so it’s not too busy;
- It contributes to my need for color without being insane.
I know there was a lot of concern that you wouldn’t be able to accessorize due to the knots, but that’s actually not a problem at all.
The knots are spaced far enough apart that you can put flat items in between or in front of them. Raised items, such as the birdcage and plate stand, can be placed right on top of them.
I guess I just had a crush on the previous runner, because this one I am full on in love with. Tom even walked in from work and said, “Oh, that’s much better!” Hooray!
Thank you for all of your comments about the crazy one. Without creating that one, I never would have created this one. Do you love this one, too? Or, do you still think it’s bad?
On second thought, don’t tell me if you don’t like it. I don’t think my ego could take it! 🙂