Burlap and Organza Tableskirt

Welcome to the 52nd Metamorphosis Monday!

Okay, I’m cheating a tad for this Met Monday. I have my “Before” pic to show you in my bedroom and an “After” pic from another home to show you what I’m thinking about doing.  This is a round table that’s currently between two windows in my bedroom. Eventually, I hope to place chairs on either side, but that’s another story for another day.

Burlap and Organza Table Skirt

Notice the moire plaid fabric I’ve used prominently in this room…it’s visible on the large pillow shams, some of the smaller pillows and the bed skirt.

Burlap and Organza Table Skirt

Okay, keeping that round table in my bedroom in mind, and keeping the moire plaid fabric in mind, let’s visit a bedroom that was in one of the homes I toured on a recent Christmas home tour. See the round table on the other side of the room? Let’s go over there and check it out…you’re going to love it!

Burlap and Organza Table Skirt

I absolutely fell in love with this look the second I saw it.  Come a bit closer and let’s get a better look.

Burlap and Organza Table Skirt

It appears they have draped a tableskirt made of some type of open weave burlap over this round table, then layered a burlap topper (with a smaller weave) on top of the skirt.  Or, that could be a linen fabric they’ve layered atop the burlap. The best part, the part I think is really cute…they have layered organza over the burlap and linen. They finished it all off by attaching a wired, silk, plaid ribbon around the top.

Burlap and Organza Table Skirt

I’m thinking of doing something similar with the table in my bedroom. I thought I might be able to make a wide, wired ribbon from the moire, plaid bed skirt that came with my bedding when I purchased it. I never used that skirt, since it was way too short. Instead, I had a longer bed skirt made in the same moire fabric.  That’s what you see on my bed today.

Burlap and Organza Table Skirt

One more close-up view… It’s the combination of the casual, rugged burlap, with the delicate, dainty organza and silk ribbon, that really makes me love this look. I think the burlap would work pretty well with the seagrass rug that’s already in my bedroom, too.

Burlap and Organza Table Skirt

I’m not sure if I’ll do this, it may be a bit too much for my room. Either way, I couldn’t wait to share it with you. I just love it!

Burlap and Organza Table Skirt

This whole room is really wonderful. It was decorated for Christmas, since this was a Christmas home tour. Don’t you love the single large pine cone hanging at each window. Notice the rustic, dried-vine garland. I’m thinking those curtains must have already been in the room, because I’m not sure they go very well with the rest of the room. This home was just opened for the very first time to the public, for this tour. And, I think each room was furnished and decorated by a designer or store, so I’m pretty sure they had to work around the existing draperies/wall color.

Burlap and Organza Table Skirt

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  1. Michael Lee West says

    I love your table–it's beautiful already, and adding the ribbon will be the crowning touch. I love the cloche on the breakfast tray.

  2. I've never tried to make wired ribbon, but I don't see why you couldn't do it. It may be a bit tedious to fold the fabric around the wire to get it sewn, but it should be do-able. Let us know how it turns out!

  3. This is a FABULOUS idea….and one I might STEAL:):):) I love it especially for WINTER! The organza over the burlap is awesome! I ahve no clue about sewing so can't help you there but I hope you are able to do it. I, too love your table right now, but for a change this would be awesome!!!! XO, Pinky

  4. I like the ribbon but I don't like the gauzy organza fabric. It just seems too bridal to me.
    Next question. How the heck do you get into bed and have you ever fallen out?

  5. I like the ribbon but I don't like the gauzy organza fabric. It just seems too bridal to me.
    Next question. How the heck do you get into bed and have you ever fallen out?

  6. I like the ribbon but I don't like the gauzy organza fabric. It just seems too bridal to me.
    Next question. How the heck do you get into bed and have you ever fallen out?

  7. I like the ribbon but I don't like the gauzy organza fabric. It just seems too bridal to me.
    Next question. How the heck do you get into bed and have you ever fallen out?

  8. Oh wow!!!
    I love love love the plaid and the burlap so much!!!
    Thanks so much for yet another party!
    Many Blessings!

  9. Christi @ A Southern Life says

    I love the idea with the ribbon. Just so many possibilities! Could be changed out with the seasons and on an on!

    Christi @ A Southern Life

  10. ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie says

    The burlap combined with the organza is fabulous! I would love to see your version of this table!!

  11. Oh Susan! I love this table too!! I do love burlap, but the burlap paired with the organza!! 2die4!!

    I am now sure how you could create a wired edge on your fabric, but I am SURE someone out there will have a solution!!

    Your bedroom is gorgeous!

    Lou Cinda

  12. I love the look…every part of it! Can't help you with the sewing question but I hope it works out. I have the same moire plaid only in blue, so I would love to see your finished table!

  13. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Lori…LOL, Thanks for making me laugh…too funny! No, I've never fallen out…LOL! I could use the steps to get in bed…the ones you see that are piled high with books for night time reading…but instead, I just hop in. Max, my sweet kitty, does use the steps (and books) each night to hop up into bed. Lori, if you saw the stuff I do around this house…who do you think hung the bunting in front of the house for the 4th of July. So, a bed…no problem! πŸ™‚

  14. Paula Grace Designs says

    Hi Susan,
    I think it is quite possible to make it. Use fabric glue and wire. Iron the edges over carefully (this may take some times and [patience given that the ribbon needs to be long). Place the wire in and glue one side at a time. Use books to hold fabric in place until it dries. Repeat same for other side. You may want to do one side a day to achieve the best result. I love the table with burlap and organza. I think it will be a nice addition to your room.

    Its funny that I am saying all this because it leads me right to an announcement ~ I am starting a series called Monday's Method. People have asked that I give design advice on my blog. Ok! So now folks can email me for interior design advice. I'll do one each Monday (if I have a question πŸ™‚ I linked my first one here. I am hoping those that implement the design will post here to your Metamorphosis Monday. That would be very fun! Stop by and take a look πŸ™‚

    Thanks for your party once again. Always love it.

    Paula Grace

  15. Susan-I like the combination and contrast of the two fabrics. My concern would be how pet friendly it would be–after all that IS what is important, isn't it? I love the idea of the ribbon around the table even if it is just for a holiday. I have always loved skirted round tables! Thanks for another great Monday.

  16. Confessions of a Plate Addict says

    Hi Susan! What a great idea! The ribbon in matching plaid will be the perfect touch! I love doing the home tours and finding new ideas! I hope you are staying warm! Happy week to you and to Mr. Max!…hugs…Debbie

  17. Kelee Katillac says

    Hi Susan!

    Just love your bedding fabrics—-that plaid is perfect!


  18. Hi Susan!

    It's a great contrast of textures, love the look! But, Mr. TLRT would think I had gone over the edge and the cat would dismantle it within hours! It would be just too tempting with all that "frou-frou" fabric.

    I just may steal the wired ribbon part though…..best idea I've seen in a long time to renew a skirted table from season to season. Thanks!

  19. Susan, I love your room and the holiday tour room. Table idea is prescious! You could wrap the plaid fab around the tabe and pin in place then create a bow using a long strip of fab and Mod Podge. Thin the Mod Podge with a bit of water then "paint" Mod Podge onto strip (with wax paper or foil underneath cuz this is messy, but fun). Then shape bow and let dry to harden. It will dry exactly how you shape it. I sew but this is much easier and timely. Good Luck. Can't wait to see the results of your table!

  20. Greenearth says

    Your decorations have a soft beauty.

  21. Brummygirl says

    Hi Susan:
    I am not sure about the burlap but the ribbon around an existing white cloth would be nice. A pleated cloth would be lovely. If you cannot work the wire, try stiffening spray for at least the bow of the ribbon.
    Re your falling out of bed, being short I had to re-order a thinner base mattress for my high bed as I could not successfully hop into the bed and I literally had to slide out!! πŸ™‚
    Always a pleasure to visit your site.

  22. Yes you can add a wire edge to your material, seamstress with a serger can do it. If they use β€œwooly nylon” (a type of serger thread) it will do a great job.
    Good luck. Love your blog you have a gorgeous home. I especially love your pig…he’s great.

  23. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says

    Beautiful bedroom, Susan! I'm not surprised it was on a home tour. I've had some thoughts on making the fabric with wire, but am not sure they would work in reality. I do think it would look lovely in your dust ruffle fabric.

  24. I love your bedding. That plaid is beautiful. I love the ribbon around the table and the burlap too, but I'm not sure I love the other material on top. That other bedroom is beautiful too. Thanks for hosting again.

  25. Adding the wire to the edge of your moire would be easy….a coordinating thread sewn in a satin stitch over the edge of the fabric and thin wire would seal the wire and the fabric edge and would look just like a purchased wire edge ribbon…no folding edges, no glue, any zigzag machine can do it.

  26. Love the look. I have a round table in my guest bedroom and may just have to steal that idea.

    To make the ribbon you can use florist wire and fold about a 1/2 inch over the wire and stitch close to the wire. Using a zipper foot will keep you from running the foot over the wire. Sew slowly. Instant gratification because you don't have to wait for glue to dry.

  27. The unexpected combination of rustic and fine fabrics is really nice. I say go for it.

  28. Diann @ the Thrifty Groove says

    I like the house tour table but, I really like the fabric you have on your round table right now. Adding the awesome wired bow in your coordinating fabric would look beautiful.

  29. Umm, I really don't like it. It looks too messy. It would be ok for the holiday, but I would get tired of it..
    You could sew a band of your fabric around the edge of your table,so it looks like a ribbon then make a bow with the fabric using that stiffening material..But still, it doesn't seem to go with the classic and lovely look of your room..Since you asked..:)

  30. tales from an oc cottage says

    Oh, is that ever cute! And the burlap is funky in it's own way. I'd love to do something like that, alas, layers & ribbons are the siren song for felines and I can only imagine the shenannigans they'd be up to and the wad of something unrecognizable I'd come home to! πŸ˜‰ But I am sure Max is a gentleman and not a hooligan like mine! Go for it! I know you will adapt it to suit your style and it will be so very BNOTP!!
    Can't wait to hear the tale of the 2 chairs…!! ;}

    m ^..^

  31. burlap + blue says

    Just linked here for the first time! Thanks for hosting, looking forward to perusing the fabulous talent out there!

  32. Hokie Grandma says

    I love your bedding! I looked for something like that for a long time and finally settled for something else.

  33. I love this! I would never have thought of combining the fabrics they used. So creative! I can't wait to see if you do this.
    Thanks for hosting.

  34. The inspiration table is fabulous. I love it. I'm sure yours will be even more stunning. I have been following your blog for a few months now. I decided to go ahead and try a blog party. I do know I did not list my name or title to my post correctly. I will catch on. πŸ™‚ Thank you for your lovely blog.

  35. Just a dreamer says

    Susan, I agree with Michael. Your table looks lovely (and classic) just as it is. I think the burlap and tulle look like they were leftover scraps just plunked on the table because there was no place to hide them. I like the "ribbon" look, but I would do it in an entirely different fabric than you already have, otherwise it will get to look to "matchy, matchy" in the room. I'm a Sagitarian, we always tell the truth! Jackie "A HUGE Fan"

  36. Thank you Susan for hosting this. I really enjoy you Tablescape Thursdays and today I am joining you for Metamorphosis Monday. I love that you see new ideas and share them with us. Thanks for that.

  37. Miss Mustard Seed says

    Oh my, the first bedroom you featured os gorgeous! I actually have the same plaid fabric in my family room, but I'm going to move it to the guest room at some point. Do you have the name and manufacturer of the complimenting floral fabric? It looks gorgeous. I'd appreciate it. Thanks!

  38. The Little Red Shop says

    What a fanciful and fun project! For me, it's a bit "Miss Havisham meets Becky Thatcher." Love it and the headboard in the Christmas show house. I can't wait to see what it looks like in your more formal and colorful setting!

    Happy decorating!

    Julie M.

  39. The Tablescaper says

    I'm having a hard time with burlap in your beautiful bedroom, even if it is a close material to the rug. Maybe a solid color underneath with a tole in a color that coordinates with your material and then finished off with a ribbon in the plaid.

    You have lovely taste and I'm sure it will be a great finished product, whichever way you go. I look forward to seeing your finished product.

    – The Tablescaper

  40. Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio says

    I love your room! And it would be fun trying something new too! The table with the burlap and white lovely fabric is wonderful! Can't wait to see what you do.
    p.s. I linked my master bath redo…

  41. Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda says

    Hi Susan, That is a really neat and pretty idea! I love the rustic look of burlap, used in an elegant setting. Can't wait to see what you do with this idea in your home! Your room is beautiful already, with that moire satin! Love it! πŸ™‚ ~hugs, Rhonda

  42. Cathy Miller says

    Oh, that is absolutely lucious! I love that look…and I do love the burlap underneath. i love burlap myself…and when it's paired with foofy stuff…it's even better. I am thinking about copying part of this look..maybe for an Easter brunch or Mother's Day lunch on my back porch…using tulle and ribbon in springy colors..if I do pull this off I'll post pictures on the Hamlet. Thanks so much for sharing this gorgeous room..I love the look of it and of yours!! Love, Your favorite stalker-Cathy.

  43. Jan @ bobbypinsboardwalk says

    I love the idea a lot too! I really like the burlap with the gauzy fabric and ribbon. I think it might be an "all or nothing" look though. I might try it for my guest room!

  44. Glenda/MidSouth says

    Your bedroom is already beautiful. I laughed at Lori's remark about getting in and falling off the bed. I was a guest in someone's home a while back that had the high beds like that and I had to sorta "hop" up to get in bed. πŸ™‚
    Have s great week.

  45. "unabashed simplicity offering mystical serenity…"
    The Muse

  46. Wow how cool is that table. I make my own wired ribbon all the time. I either use my serger or you can use the sewing machine as well. Having the right accessories for each make the job a breeze. What you need to do is create a rolled hem into which you encase the wire. You can buy the wire at your local craft store. don't go too heavy, it's not necessary. on the machine you need a rolled hem foot that will allow the machine to roll the edge of the fabric over the wire. On the serger, you just set up the machine for a rolled hem. If neither of those are an option, try a zigzag on the edge of the fabric and let the fabric curl around the wire as you sew an almost satin stitch. email me if you want more instruction…

  47. That table is gorgeous! Great job!

  48. Fifi Flowers says

    I want to live in that room… I could spend a PERFECT there reading!!! LOVELY!

  49. Sweet Daisy Mae says

    I absolutely LOVE the burlap with the organza…it fits perfect with the "Natural" look going on in the room (ex: birds nest, pinecones, twigs) but I think you can come up with a better match for YOUR look of a more country theme. The plaid while simple tones/colors, doesn't carry out the same feeling as when used with burlap…perhaps choose one color from your plaid and use that under the organza and make a bow from the skirting as originally intended. If you go ahead with the burlap and such, then just incorporate some natural textures around the room, twigs in a face or pot, birds nest/eggs under a cloche or in a wooden box, shells have a softer look but are still of nature and look great alone or grouped..just sharing some thoughts. Good Luck..keep us posted.

  50. Anita @ Far Above Rubies says

    I think that is an absolutely adorable and fresh idea! I might try it myself!!

  51. I love the table. not sure the burlap would fit into my bedroom but I do like it. I have a wicker table and chair in my room.. Maybe I need to dress it up a bit. I like the Christmas room I have the same gravewive wrap stuff somewhere in this house..I actually have never opened it.. same on me I know. I may dig that out too. That's for the pics and ideas. I do love the colors and plaid in your room. I have seen that before and alwasy loved thosed colors together.

    PS. I am still working on collecting and designing my for tabletop.. I have a bunch of different things but nothing that quite goes together at the moment. I'll let ya know.

  52. Mary Ellen (megardengal) says

    That is a darling table topper!! Her room is just wonderful though I am not a burlap person either. Everytime I see something made out of it I start itching!!

    I haven't read the comments above so someone has probably helped you with the ribbon. I would use a serger or a very tight narrow zig zag stitch on a sewing machine and there are feet that you use to help keep cording in place as you sew (kind of a little groove in the foot) to make your wired ribbon.


  53. I think this is a fabulous idea. I'm crazy about your moire check fabric and am hoping someone can tell you how to get it wired for that undulating look. The organza/burlap/ribbon epitomizes the Rustic/Lux look that I adore. I can't wait to see how this turns out.
    Blessings, Lana Austin

  54. Susan,
    I think your bedroom is beautiful!
    But don't like the burlap table at all. I just don't see it in your room, maybe something else on your mind?

  55. Desde mi ventana says

    I love the table,looks like tutu and the ribbon is a great idea,beautiful.


  56. What an interesting table topper! So feminine!

  57. Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio says

    I love that table and so many are using burlap these days, but I read on another blog that the burlap has a smell that just won't go away, so if you find some that does not smell, please let me know. I've been wanting to make some pillows.
    I read above that many have told you how to do the wired ribbon and I was going to say, I have done it on the serger a long time ago.
    Your plaid moire is beautiful and would make a great ribbon.

  58. Beth@The Stories of A to Z says

    If it were me, I would just buy some ribbon :). Love the table and I think it would look fabulous in your master. Thanks for sharing that beautiful inspiration photo with us. It is gorgeous!

  59. Blondie's Journal says

    What a lovely table, Susan!! I love it and I think a creation of your own will look wonderful in your room.

    To tie it into your bedding ensemble, maybe you could make a burlap pillow or two with some pretty ruffles or a feminine type pillow with burlap ribbon, which I hear is gaining popularity…


  60. molly susan strong says

    LOVE this so much. I am going to have to try it. Thank you so much for all you inspire. I will send you a pic when I do it!!

    You can wash the burlap before you create so it is soft and lovely and not too "hairy"!


  61. Kristin@Bouelvard Interior Design says

    I love the burlap mixed with the organza. I love the layer of textures and the mix of rustic and dressy.

  62. Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage says

    I love that look!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

  63. kiakai/Kelly @ Much To Do With Nothing says

    Gorgeous room and wonderful ideas!!

  64. That is really a different and effective decorating statement. I don't know if you've ever used burlap before, but it is a very dusty type fabric. I used it at school in my classroom, and it really holds dust, but mainly it comes with dust. Hard to explain. It's just loosely woven and linty. In other words, it makes me sneeze just fooling with it. LOL
    I used to make pageant dresses, and I added fishline to the ruffles using my serger doing a rolled hem. If it is heavy enough, that might work. You have been given plenty of ideas to try. I can't wait to see the end results.

  65. Susan I think for a party or special occasion like Christmas this is a darling idea but for your guest room it just feel out of place. I agree with your first instincts It is a little frou-frou. I do like the idea of a plaid band around the table or even on the bottom of the skirt but I would tend to keep it more tailored, That is just my opinion for what it is worth.I think in this case less is more. Hugs Kathysue

  66. black eyed susans kitchen says

    Susan, Hands down, you come up with the best decorating ideas!
    β™₯, Susan

  67. Love the roughness of the burlap and the softness of the netting! I will have to figure out a place to do that!

  68. http://www.wisteria.com/searchprods.asp?searchstring=Hemstitch%20Table%20Cloth

    Hello Susan,
    Happy New Year! Here is another idea for your round table. Wisteria featured the Burgundy Burlap with the Hemstitch overlay in their Christmas catalog. Their website features the tan burlap. I found many different colors of burlap at a fabric store recently. Certainly a great look!

  69. Susan, thanks again for allowing me to crash your partay and share my sitting room re-do! I have always loved your bedroom … especially the fabrics that you've chosen. Love, love the plaid bedskirt and coordinating pillows! I think adapting the burlap covered table from your inspiration picture would look gorgeous in there. What fun texture it would add !! Can't wait to see what you come up with. Take care, Becca (Adventures in Decorating)

  70. Melissa Miller says

    ~WOW! You are right Susan!

    It's a really beautiful statement to the table. It would look incredible in your master bedroom as well. Show us when you create the finished product!

    Have a blessed week. ~Melissa πŸ™‚

  71. Love the table, Susan! Can't wait to see your rendition!!
    P.S. I played along today! πŸ˜‰

  72. I'm sure you will make this look your own and it will be beautiful. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

    from Virginia

  73. Bethany Haile says

    I love it….it is so elegant looking. I would never think of something as simple as that…but its gorgeous!

  74. pk @ Room Remix says

    I think using the moire for the ribbon would work, but unfortunately I don't know how to do it! It will be fun to see what you decide. Thanks so much for hosting the party today. Have a great week!

  75. Ann at housefinally! says

    Oops I didn't even describe my project! Oh well! Love this party!

  76. ~Country Lady~ says

    Oooh this is lovely. It'll be interesting to see what you do with this idea. You have fabulous taste. I always enjoy seeing your home. Thanks for continuing to hostess this fun event.

  77. Raggedy Kingdom says

    Love the burlap. Think the Moire would make a good ribbon (don't know how tho). Lovely look.

    Sheila in Key West

  78. Sewconsult says

    Absolutely! Just buy the weight of wire that is not to thick. I am not a wire specialist…but I made bows for my Christmas tree on year. All you do is lay the wire about 1/8 of an inch from the edge of the fabric & do a zigzag over the edge. Be sure that the stitch is wide enough to include the wire & a bit more to the left of the wire. I would experiment with the setting. You also want a stitch that is very close to the next. Almost a 0 (zero) setting for stitch length. This will make a rolled edge on the fabric. This works best on the straight of the grain & not bias. It can also be done on a serger, but a bit trickier. Hope this helps. Just practice a bit!
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

  79. Sue (Someone's Mom) says

    Well, I'm no seamstress so I can't answer your question. It looks as if you got it answered. This is one of those looks that I think is wonderful, but not for my house. It wouldn't work here…but, what a cool idea. I can't wait to see it when you get it done.


  80. Thelittlebrownhouse.us says

    I seriously adore that table! I will have to see if there is a place in my house I could incorporate that style!
    Thanks for hosting the party – love your blog!


  81. Love the adorable table- PERFECT with the furnishings and Christmas decor in that room…so cute! It's given me an idea for my guest room next year at Christmas, (sans the burlap which is a little rustic for my room). I love the ethereal feel of the organza.
    As for your bedroom, we all know that everything you do looks fabulous so why not give it a try!?

  82. food with style says

    i adore that room… and the table, pitter patter!

    that was my heart telling me it wants it~

  83. One Cheap B*tch says

    I love the room with the xmas tree. So cozy! And how you used the burlap!

  84. nannykim/spindlecottage says

    I don't like burlap , but I do like it here! I love the whole woodsie feel of that Christmas tour room!

  85. I agree with Jackie…the other Sagittarian. πŸ™‚ I just don't get the burlap craze and on the inspiration table, it looks like "left overs to me". Sorry, but that's my honest opinion. I'm not sure this frou-frou look would make a positive statement in your gorgeous bedroom. I adore your fabrics, colors, etc. Perhaps use the fabric you currently have with a ribbon that coordinates with your bedding?? Just a thought ~

    I know whatever you choose will be beautiful! Your home is a true testament to your skills.

  86. Hi Susan,
    You know, I like the little table on the tour. It fits the room perfectly with a casual look and the different textures. I think burlap has its place and this room is a good match. Your home is lovely as it is…have you thought about adding a table like this to your porch? Just a thought. As always, thanks for hosting this wildly popular event. I particulary enjoy it because it's great inspiration for me to get things done on on my "to do" list! Enjoy your day! Sharlotte

  87. Oh Susan, your table will look even more adorable with the ribbon. I just love your whole bedroom….Christine

  88. Do love that "tutu" table. Very different and terrific. Thanks for always being here on Mondays. We're looking forward to another great year playing here with you. Jane F.

  89. thewelcomehome says

    I love the inspiration table but I would worry about practical things like dust. Maybe use the ribbon idea over the existing cloth or adding a shorter topper cloth and then the ribbon.

    I just linked up and I am featuring a new weekly topic at The Welcome Home. I hope you will check it out.

  90. Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden says

    Pretty pictures once again! I don't know how to make the ribbon, but I'm sure one of your loyal readers will chime in with help! Thank you for the linkup!

  91. Diane at InMyOwnStyle says

    Hi Susan- I didn't link up #152correctly. Sorry. I did do it right in #153. Thank-you for hosting the party. I really enjoy reading your blog.

  92. I DO think the "tour" home table is cute. I could see doing something with burlap and a sheer/netting for a fun casual Christmas or special occasion table. Your bedroom is sooo beautiful and classically "classy", I think just the ribbon might be a fun addition without becoming "cutesy". I would go for sewing in the wire. Glueing always looks makeshift to me.

  93. Susan, I love all the textres on this table in this beautiful room. Yes, the single pine cone hanging in each window is perfect!
    I think it would be tricky to sew the wire into the sides of the ribbon, but no reason it couldn't be done. Where there's a will, there's a way! Right?
    No doubt, YOU can do anything!
    Thanks for sharing this great idea! ~ Sarah

  94. Rocio @ Casa Haus says

    Hi Susan! Thanks for hosting! That table will look fantastic!

  95. ~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ says

    Hi Susan,
    I love the table and the ribbon is doable. Some have mentioned sewing and some glue. If it were me, and I do sew, I would make my ribbon double sided so that the front of the fabric shows on the front and the back of the ribbon. Then your streamers will be pretty on both sides as they drape. If you want the ribbon to be 3" wide finished cut your piece 6 1/2" wide by the length you want ( 1/4" seams). Then I would glue a piece of wire down the center of the ribbon on the wrong side. Honestly, I would only wire the long ends not the whole piece. Fold right sides together and stitch the length and end of the ribbon and press. Glue wire to the seam edge, just the tails and turn the ribbon. I'm sure there are other ways to get the job done. Just a thought.
    Can't wait to see it. Love the sheer fabric over the burlap what a contrast.

  96. Susan…..I love the table and contrasting fabrics, and I love your bedroom and it's fabrics but I just think the two looks are too different. I love the ribbon around the table, but I would pair it with something a little more tailored looking as it seems too foo-foo for your traditional style. An organza type fabric would be a little better (burlap just doesn't seem to fit the room to me). The photo looks like it is covered with fine netting (a little to bridal or baby looking for my tastes). Can't wait to see what you do! It will be wonderful I know. Toni

  97. I am so loving this table!! It is so like something my sister would do. Makes me want to redo a bedroom to have that look!!!
    I did buy myself a burlap table skirt from Ballard designs before Christmas for a round dining table.
    There are some good suggestions here for the wired ribbon. I would tend to do the sewing method as I am a seamstress and that is what would be the easiest for me. I know form seeing the things you do that you will make this look your own!! Can't wait to see it!!!

  98. Just linked up for the first time with my "repurposed" chicken recipe, using a store-bought roasted chicken for savory chicken biscuits! I've been lurking around Met Mondays for a while now, and am excited to participate. I can tell you, my productivity at work has gone down significantly since I have discovered so many fabulous DIY projects through this site!

  99. WOW! YOU GO GIRL; this is dy-NO-mite!! It took me a minute before I "got it" because your idea adds a twist,a new dimention,a fuller, more romantic, more artsey look to the room,one that is less tailored and streamlined. I had to adjust, but I think you are really onto something!! I would not have connected the tour room to your bedroom, but you have such a sharp eye!! I think the table introduces a new element to your look that takes a step further away from "matchy" and brings it into an upscale 2010. The rough and the soft texures balance each other, more neutral is added and the burlap repeats the look of the rug. You might think of adding another soft, light, airy element or two to the room or the adjoining office/dressing suite…an organdy ribbon,a sheer fabric,a crystal trim on a lamp or tassel.
    It may be that you are evolving your taste and preferences from more traditional to more transitional, which leaves room for a little more creative and dramatic expression, but is still an understated look.
    Seeing your great place, you have just the "touch" to add to or take away to get the right look.
    Attack it girl!!

    ++Scotch-Guard is a thought on cutting down on the burlap dust. Some of the individual "strings" can be removed from the burlap for a more textured look.

    Charlotte from Charlotte

  100. Bethany Haile says

    I added my slipper chair recover….
    Bethany @ Happy By Design

  101. I love the look of crocheted, tatted,etc. But, I think your table is singing a song to you about a covering that is bigger, fuller, crisper, has more personality and is more "there."

  102. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Charlotte…thanks so much for your comment! Truly appreciate your thoughts on this. I'm not sure I'll do it…but I do adore that table in the inspiration room! Someone needs to do it, even if I don't! LOL

  103. Melissa Rakowski says

    I read your blog and love your creativity. Just a comment about the burlap, organza table. I think the table looks like a temporary display idea.

    Your home has so much presence and permanence. I think it will look out of place. Your design details are crisp and the table is not. I would not do it.

  104. Hi Susan
    That "burlap" fabric is actually called sinamay or abaca cloth. I have been searching for a source for wide abaca cloth to use as a topper for my guest room windows. It's quite stiff and holds its shape quite well. Some, however, used a stiffening method to add a little more "oomph". Ironically, the curtains I had planned to use with the abaca cloth are white organza. it's just been a picture in my mind. I am so glad to see it together on this little table.
    Jane (artfully graced)

  105. I need to make a correction to my precious comment…the cloth is called SINAMAY, (not abaca). Abaca cloth (although I have seen it compared to sinamay) is actually a tightly woven material…often used for placemats, hats, screens, etc.
    Sorry for the mistake.

  106. It is gorgeous. I just did my first participation seeing I am not a blogger, I have to get some experience here! I appreciate all the inspiration…thank you:)

  107. My comment disappeared I think….thanks for all the inspiration. I will now be participating and hopefully getting more experience in blogging as well….thank you. http://debbie-debbiedoos.blogspot.com

  108. sorry Susan I see you review them first…told you I need experience LOL! This is why you have delete!

  109. I 'kneed' my way into my tall rice bed for two years and–into the physical therapist's office. I should have leaped in like some of you in blogland!
    Susan, I like that the table you are thinking about has white and you have so much white around your house. It also looks like the generous sheer curtains you have about your porch, so it fits in with your look to me. Good luck and sorry so late.Allison from Alabama

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