Chalkboard Table Runner {Anthropologie Knock-Off}

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I love chalkboard paint and all of the fun things you can create. There are so many things you can do with chalkboard paint, but making a table runner? Now that’s genius! When I found this table runner on Anthropologie I just had to re-create it for you.  Besides, I had plenty of vinyl fabric leftover from a previous project and I have chalkboard paint and brushes on hand. Total cost for this Chalkboard Table Runner {Anthropologie Knock-Off}…ZERO! I love it when projects cost me ZERO, don’t you?

Chalkboard Table Runner {Anthropologie Knock-Off}

Supplies Needed:

  • vinyl fabric (Ask your craft store where the remnants are, I remember when I purchased mine I was able to buy it very cheap!)
  • chalkboard paint
  • paint brush

Once you have all of your supplies gathered up, it’s time to get started!

Chalkboard Table Runner Supplies

Step 1:  Lightly iron your fabric (wrongside) to remove any wrinkles.

Step 2: Place a protectant over your workspace so you don’t accidentally paint your floor.

Step 3: Apply your chalkboard paint to the vinyl fabric and allow to dry for an hour.

Step 4: Apply a second coat of paint to your fabric.  If needed, wait an hour and then apply a third.  Allow the paint to dry for a full 24 hours before you condition it.

Step 5: Condition the table runner by lightly rubbing chalk over the runner and then wiping clean with a soft, dry cloth. You are then ready to use it!

Chalkboard Table Runner {Anthropologie Knock-Off}

I cannot wait to have our first cookout and use our new Chalkboard Table Runner.  I think the kids will love seeing this fun runner, and maybe even enjoy coloring for a bit before we serve dinner.

When finished, just use a soft dry cloth to remove any of the chalk and store until your next meal.

Chalkboard Table Runner {Anthropologie Knock-Off} perfect for Spring and Summer Cookouts!

This is such a fun project, and one that doesn’t require any power tools or special skills.  It’s a great project for a beginner and one that the entire family will have fun with at dinner time.

Chalkboard Table Runner - Perfect for Summer Cookouts!

Now go and grab yourself some vinyl fabric and paint and make your very own Chalkboard Table Runner {Anthropologie Knock-Off} and have fun entertaining.


13 Comments… add one

thedoseofreality February 26, 2014, 08:08

That is the cutest thing ever! LOVE it! :) What a fun project!-Ashley
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Jennifer February 26, 2014, 08:18

Thanks ladies! I am really looking forward to using it more often!

Ida February 26, 2014, 10:49

Oh I love this. It is so great for cookouts and family dinners! I’m trying this as soon as I can get to the fabric store to buy vinyl.
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Jennifer February 26, 2014, 11:56

You are going to LOVE this!

Heather @ French Press February 26, 2014, 12:35

What a fun project
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Jennifer February 26, 2014, 15:09

Thanks Heather!

Meg @ Lip Gloss and Lumber February 26, 2014, 12:35

Hi Jen, This is so clever! I think I’ve actually got some vinyl fabric lying around (you can find it pretty cheap at Wal-Mart too). This will help me keep my kids busy coloring instead of banging silverware around. Thanks so much for sharing :)
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Tamara February 26, 2014, 14:00

Please tell me you’re going to start an anti-anthro etsy shop! Or maybe just “alternative.”
This is awesome!
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Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life February 26, 2014, 14:21

What a clever idea! That would be perfect for BBQs by the pool!
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Jennifer February 26, 2014, 15:06

Thanks Michelle! I am eager to have this out for all of our BBQs this summer.

Angela February 26, 2014, 14:54

How would you store this? Would the paint chip or flake if you folded or rolled it?

Jennifer February 26, 2014, 15:08

Hi Angela, I have not noticed any of that yet, but if that is a worry….I have a solution! You can buy BLACK vinyl and colored chalk PENS that can wipe off with warm water. I use chalk pens on black vinyl (faux chalkboard) labels for canisters.

Kimber February 27, 2014, 01:20

Absolutely love this idea. Such an impressively frugal way to get a very chic look!
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