Dear wonderful, incredible, patient and long-suffering people I work the concession stand with……
….I’m really sorry I was late.
(hangs head shamefully).
I intended to be on time.
I wanted to be on time.
In my heart…..I was already there…..
…..on time….stocking the cooler with Mountain Dew.
But you see…..
….there was this painted table runner.
I was sitting on my screened-in-porch pretending it was warm with a glass of sweet tea and hand warmers.
I kept looking at the table…..
….and it kept looking back at me.
And I knew….that I knew….that I knew…..it needed something.
When I looked at the clock there was plenty of time. I mean….I after all….I had 30 minutes before I needed to be there and I already had my hair flat-ironed and my lipstick on and the perfect pair of earrings that said….we’re fabulous….
…..but we’re working the concession stand today so we toned it down a little.
And so….with 30 minutes to spare….I ran to the workshop with my earrings blowing in the wind and pulled out the tape and the paint and the roller….
….and painted a runner on the back porch table.
Can we all agree…..isn’t this the best use of thirty minutes you have ever seen?
I just forgot about the travel time.
So thanks for the understanding smiles and pats on the back and giggles and the generally low expectations that I would arrive on time…..when I showed up 20 minutes late with cute earrings….
….and paint on my hands.
You’re the best.
And I’m pretty sure it won’t happen again.
You better schedule me for the late shift….
…..just to be certain.
How to Make a Painted Runner
wave patterned FrogTape
Step 1: Drink sweet tea and stare at a table
Preferably one that looks like this.
One that’s a little sad and says….I need a runner.
Step 2: Apply wave patterned FrogTape
It comes in so many different patterns.
You’re my hero.
You already did all the hard pattern tape work.
(tape painting tip #1: you want to make sure you score the tape to make sure it adheres to the table)
I actually measured to make sure the waves were perfectly spaced.
Don’t get used to it.
Step 3: Paint the base coat of the runner
Try not to get paint on your concession working outfit.
Step 4: Peel off the tape
Is that not a thing of wonder?
Look at that wavy line.
(tape painting tip #2: pull off tape when still wet)
(tape painting tip #3: pull tape away from you for best results)
Step 5: Paint central runner
I used regular FrogTape for this part of the project.
After the white paint dried I taped off a center rectangle and painted a red/pink/kind of made-up color in the center of the table.
Here’s another view of the table on the back porch.
It’s ready for summer.
And the sweet tea drinking view….
….just got a whole lot sweeter.
PS Total disclaimer….I painted the white part of the table before I went to the concession stand.
Then I waited until later to paint the center runner because the white paint had to dry.
Somethings have to wait…I mean seriously….
….I had some popcorn and Laffy Taffy to sell.
I am so excited and honored to be partnering with FrogTape this year!
Stay tuned for tons of fun projects and ideas and creative ways to add a little fun to your summer.
disclosure: I received compensation to complete this project for using FrogTape® products.
All opinions, projects and ideas are based on my own experience. Please see my disclosure policy for additional information.