I wanted to do a slightly elegant/simplistic setting for Halloween for our dining room table. I also wanted to spend very little money and use as many materials as I already had on hand. So I started with a great skull tray that I got from Pottery Barn on clearance, a skull that I had on hand and two of my Halloween candle holders. I knew that I wanted a table runner. I thought about using some cheese cloth and trying to give it a rugged look. Then after I trip to the thrift store I thought it would be cool to use old linens, dye them black and stitch them together. I went with doilies because they kind of have that spider web look to them.
This was my first time dying anything and I can't say it the funnest project I've ever done. What was supposed to be black...turned out purple gray. I went with it anyway. Here is the finished product. I can't decide if I love it or hate it??
What do you say? Thumbs up? Thumbs down? I think maybe if it had come out black I would like it better. I was also hoping to find some glittery black candle sticks but so far those are a no go.