Painted French Linen Table Runner

If you have an old picnic table that needs a fresh coat of paint, why not spruce it up even more with an easy-to-paint table runner? This one resembles a French feed sack.

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Difficulty Cost Time Age Person Event
$1 to $25
Full Day
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Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1

    I didn’t need any special tools to achieve this effect; however, I did pressure wash it first to make sure all the dirt and grime was off, and to wash away any redwood stain that I could. In my mind, this allowed me to skip sanding it. Afterwards, I primed it with Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Primer.

  • Step 2

    To prevent overspray while doing the stripes, I used newspaper to cover the parts of the table I wanted to remain white, and taped it down securely. Then I taped off and sprayed the stripes with Rustoleum Painter’s Touch Ultra Cover in a satin finish. The colors were fossil and midnight blue.

  • Step 3

    Finally, I put on one coat of Sherwin-Williams All Surface Enamel in in Rhinestone. This was a gloss finish.


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