Sunday, September 28, 2014

Fall Buffet

For some reason it took me all week to finish this vignette. I had a million and one interruptions. I was waiting on pumpkins at first and after the pumpkins appeared in the stores I just kept hitting snags along the way. I almost said forget it, by the time I finish this no one will be interested in fall decor. However I managed to get it done.

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I love it when other bloggers use those beautiful vintage breadboards as backdrops in photos. I don't own any yet but I have a boat load of vintage thrifted silver so I decided to take it out of the cupboards and use it in my vignette.





This year I wanted to use real pumpkins and other natural elements like dried hydrangea from my sad hydrangea crop and dried seed pods from the coneflowers that have long since bloomed. I also used some dried liartis also from the garden. I added in some moss from my stash and cotton boll stems.




I also bought a few tiny pots of ornamental kale and added them to my vintage coffee pot and planted a few in a milk glass pot and added it to my coffee table.


I could only find orange pumpkins so I painted them white using Glass of Milk, a Martha Stewart paint.



I added a few painted pumpkins to my coffee table  along with the ornamental kale.





 I'm still working on my settee redo, I'm hoping to finish it this week. Well thats all for now friends, thanks for stopping by. I'll be joining these fun link ups this week,

                                                    Thoughts From Alice

                                                  Stone Gable

                                                 Savvy Southern Style

                                                 Ivy and Elephants

                                                 Craftberry Bush

                                                 French Country Cottage

                                                 My Romantic Home

                                                 The Vintage Storehouse

                                                Thrifty Decor Chick



Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A New Coffee Table and A little Fall

When my children were growing up we ate every meal at the table. Well now that we have an adults only house we like to grab a bite in front of the tv sometimes and watch a movie. The white ottoman that we had didn't give us enough room to set drinks or plates of goodies. So we built a coffee table to replace the ottoman.



When I saw a raised planter at The Christmas Tree Shoppe I thought to myself hmmm I think I could make a coffee table from this.



 It was 19.99 and I thought it would make a big enough surface to place drinks and snacks on movie nights, or when entertaining.I went to Home Depot and had two 8x10x2 pine boards cut into 36 inch lengths to make planks for the top. We had 3/4 inch plywood on hand and my husband cut it into a 36" square to make the base.


 The planks were screwed together with two strips of plywood.


 The planter was pre drilled so it made for fast construction. After it was assembled my husband joined the planter to the plywood base using L brackets.


Wheels were added, first they were screwed into an 18" square and then attached to the base.


My husband designed the top so we could slide it on and off for storage. Once all the pieces were put together it looked like this



 After a lot of back and forth on how to finish the wood I decided to wash it in in a 50/50 mixture of paint and water. I used three colors white, grey and a very light blue. I applied one layer of paint and while it was still wet I applied another  wiping after each color until I got the right blend. The total cost of the coffee table was around 60.00 dollars.


 After it was all said and done I added a little fall decor to the room. I'm not finished yet and I'll be back later with more pics once I'm finished redoing my settee.


I added books and a grass arrangement to the table on silver thrift store trays, along with these adorable clothes pins.


These were designed by the talented Rosemary  who writes the gorgeous blog Villabarnes. Check out her Etsy Shop she has the most beautiful items.





The rolled paper was made from wrapping paper that I found at Marshalls a while ago.While I was at it I added a little fall to my side table.










Thanks for stopping! by I'll be back soon with a little more fall decorating and my revamped sette. I'll be joining these fun link ups this week,

                                                       Savvy Southern Style

                                                      Ivy and Elephants

                                                    Craftberry Bush

                                                    French Country Cottage

                                                   Miss Mustard Seed

                                                  My Romantic Home

                                                 Thoughts From Alice

                                                Thrifty Decor Chick

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