Friday, July 27, 2018

Farmhouse Table Centerpiece that's easy and inexpensive to make

As someone who likes pretty spaces and lovely things, I would be happy to be uncomfortable to keep my home looking pretty.  

No I don't need to sit down or dirty a plate for lunch.  I'll just be over here eating my pb &j over the sink, thankyouverymuch!  

My husband and kids?  Not so much!  The eye rolls and loud sighs show how much they care for my pretty things.  So if your family is anything like mine, you have to balance pretty with functional.  This Farmhouse Table Centerpiece does just that and it is easy and inexpensive too.  It's the perfect project, really!  

Easy and Inexpensive farmhouse table centerpiece

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We eat at our table every single day- multiple times a day, in fact.  Our table has to function!  But with that function, I want something that is nice looking!  I came up with a centerpiece that does both.


Supplies needed to make a Farmhouse Table Centerpiece




I reused a piece of wood that I found in my garage.  The wood was reclaimed from another project so it was already painted it white.  I distressed it a bit with sandpaper.



Easy Farmhouse Table Centerpiece - sand and apply antiquing medium for distressed look


To age the piece, I rubbed on antiquing medium.  I applied it with a paper towel, then wiped it quickly with a wet paper towel.  I like antiquing medium because it's water based and dries quickly.
You could also use stain.


Easy Farmhouse Table Centerpiece - sand and apply antiquing medium for distressed look


Hot glue finial pieces to the bottom of the wood to make feet.


Easy Farmhouse Table Centerpiece - hot glue finials to bottom for feet


Apply felt bumpers onto the feet to protect the surface of your table.


Easy Farmhouse Table Centerpiece - felt bumpers on bottom to protect feet


To style the Farmhouse Table Centerpiece, I put beautiful boxwood clippings from the bushes in my yard (that needed a trim anyway) in a vintage jar.


Easy Farmhouse Table Centerpiece - how to decorate table centerpiece


With the jar of lovely greens, I also used my favorite repurposed metal candle holders.  You really can't get much more farmhouse style than greens and repurposed items!  


Easy Farmhouse Table Centerpiece - how to style table centerpiece



Easy Farmhouse Table Centerpiece - how to decorate table centerpiece


Easy Farmhouse Table Centerpiece - how to decorate table centerpiece


See a tutorial for the drift wood sailboats here.


Easy Farmhouse Table Centerpiece - how to decorate table centerpiece


Those bumpers are perfect for protecting my table.  I didn't Strip and Stain my dining room table just to have it get scratches all over it!


Easy Farmhouse Table Centerpiece - how to decorate table centerpiece


This simple Farmhouse Table Centerpiece is functional so my kids won't destroy it while eating yet pretty enough to leave in between meals!



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