Our kitchen is actually one of the darkest rooms in our house. We had designed and ordered the kitchen before we even moved in (we started gutting it out on closing day), so the dark countertops might not have been the best choice looking back. But, this table runner sure brightens it up!
It's pretty basic, just started cutting pieces all the same width and then added the striped sashing to the sides. The fabrics are mostly Nicey Jane with a few other basic blue polka dots/stripes added in.
I did the back a little less busy with some linen and a few pieces added in, for those days I'm feeling a little more plain.
And of course when I don't feel like using it in the kitchen anymore, it can also double as a doll quit.
(ah, yeah, no comment on the gigantic wrinkles in these pics, I blame it on a long stay in the dryer)