DIY Vintage Doily Coffee Table Runner

I am back with a DIY Friday post! I hope you are as excited as I am! Because I am finally going to start showing bits and pieces of my new house!

About a month ago I went to an estate left overs sale in Hopkins. It was organized by Empty the Nest, one of my favorite thrift/vintage household items resellers in the Twin Cities. I scored 2 large bags of stuff for $10 (it was a 5 dollar bag sale!)
And among my many many finds were these vintage doilies. So I decided to create a runner for my oval living room coffee table.

First I laid everything out, and then stitched it together, using just a needle and a thread. I was originally going to use my sewing machine, but decided against it.

I am really happy with the final result, and glad I waited so long to get the doilies. The living room is coming together and I’ll have another post for you soon (get ready for some peacocking ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

Have a great Labor Day weekend! See you on Tuesday!


  1. Love these vintage doilies!

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  2. This really says ”vintage” from every angle!

  3. Your house is lovely Zhenya and what a beautiful idea with the doily table runner!

  4. Random and beautiful – the perfect example of wabi sabi

  5. I love this!

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