DIY Chalkboard Table Runner

DIY Chalkboard Table Runner -

Hi friends! I got a lot of questions about that table runner I had on my table in my Fall Dining Room Reveal post. You can see the full reveal {here}. It’s actually a very simple DIY project {I think I say the word simple on my blog in every post.. it’s the way I roll!} Anyways I wanted to quickly show you how I made this DIY chalkboard table runner so you can make one of your own for your fall table setting…

DIY Chalkboard Table Runner -

DIY Chalkboard Table Runner -
For the table runner I simply purhased a board from Lowes & had them cut it to the size I wanted. I wanted to leave room on the ends for place settings if needed, so I had it cut so that it would fall in the middle of the table only. After that I simply painted the board with chalkboard paint, let it dry, & then seasoned the board with chalk by rubbing chalk all over the board & wiping off with a rag to give it that used chalkboard look. I then attempted to doodle on it. You can do better than me ;)

DIY Chalkboard Table Runner -

DIY Chalkboard Table Runner -
So what do you think of the idea of a chalkboard table runner? I thought it would be cute at a thanksgiving meal to all write what you are thankful for on the board before you ate the thanksgiving meal.. What do you think? Leave me a comment below, find me on Facebook or chat with me on Instagram.. I would love to hear from you!

DIY Chalkboard Table Runner -
See the full fall dining room {here}. Also, be sure to check out our fall porch {here}. Have a great day all!!!


  1. Love your chalkboard – it’s super cute and adorable! Total cost?

  2. I absolutely love it!!! And that quote / print hanging on the wall is perfect – I need to add that to our home in some form or fashion! Great job …. everything is styled perfectly!

  3. Love the chalkboard runner. I think it would be a fun activity to write what you’re thankful for on it. I love your dining room, It’s decorated so beautifully.

  4. I love this! What a fresh take on fall decorating! Such a stunning look – and the white pumpkins are awesome. I can’t get enough of them!

  5. OMGsh!! I can’t take it!! I AM IN LOVE WITH your tablescape and this runner!! Thank you for sharing this AWESOME idea!!! eeeek, I can’t wait to make for our dining room – once we find house that is :)

  6. WOW I love seeing your DIY projects. I use to think I can’t do that because it would be hard but seeing what you have done tells me that I can do it too. I love the runner I think I will give it a try for this up coming holidays. Thank you for sharing your projects with us…

  7. Very clever idea! Thanks for sharing!

  8. So cute!! Love the idea!! And just love your whole room!! :) xo Holly

  9. Can I buy this saying on the wall? Love the size and everything about it!

  10. Wonderful table runner. The chalkboard idea is so versatile! Your fall decor is absolutely lovely.

  11. GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS! Thanks so much for linking up! :-D

  12. Beautiful! I love the table runner as well as the whole dining room set up. This looks like quite an inviting place to entertain company.

  13. Aside from the chalkboard, I really love the whole dining area. I can feel the good vibes and coolness of the place. Of course, the decorations are superb. I like your chalkboard. :)

  14. Cute idea! Everyone could comment on the meal! Ha, that could be interesting!

  15. That is too cute, cute, cute! I love this idea. It looks so neat and would be so versatile.

  16. This is absolutely gorgeous!

  17. This is great!! And I love your entire dinning room set up, I don’t have a dinning room at the time and it’s kinda a bummer during the fall :( I found you through the Monday Funday party and was hoping you could join my party this week! So happy I found your blog!

  18. I LOVE this idea! I’d love if you’d link up to The DIY’ers!

  19. Must do that chalk board…I love it! Beautiful diningroom too!

  20. Love this! So cute and doesn’t get dirty :) Great idea!!

  21. Absolutely LOVE this ! Thank you for sharing it with us at Monday Funday!

  22. I adore your runner and love the vases with beans and candles in them. I did something like that last year and it’s so simple and makes such a great statement! I love the shot looking onto your hutch!

  23. I love love love your chalkboard runner! I am definitely going to do this. I think I even have a board and some leftover chalk board paint all ready!

    I found your site through Centsational Girl. I would love if you would come check out my blog!

  24. I love this idea!! The rest of your dining room is gorgeous too- I love how you mixed all the textures and fall colors!

  25. Love this chalkboard runner, and the whole dining room looks great!

  26. Hi Liz Marie! Stopping over after seeing this posted on Centsational Girl. I’m absolutely in love with your style! Keep it up! :-)

    Jenna @ Wife in Progress

  27. The framed, lettered graphic over your sideboard is so perfect in that space. Love the chalkboard idea. This would be great for the “kids’ table” at Thanksgiving too!

  28. What a warm & cozy Fall tablescape! I love this. I would love to invite you to share this at Modern Cottage Mondays a new link party at

  29. That art work you did is actually a quote written by Rebecca Puig, the artist of Sugarboo Designs, and is copyrighted …

  30. I love this idea! I will have to give this a try. Your dinning room looks amazing, thanks for the inspiration. I am a new follower and just love your blog.

  31. Are you serving up something good for Halloween on that lovely tablescape? Thanks for linking up–pinning!

  32. So lovely!
    Thought I’d let you know that I featured this on my Pinspiration day post!
    Have a great day!

  33. Olivia Seeler says:

    Have you seen the reusable chalk board table runner by Jaq Jaq Bird? I love the Zero Dust Chalks that come with it. It’s really something I haven’t seen out there… But Love Love what you did here too!


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