Friday, July 27, 2018

Farmhouse Table Centerpiece that's easy and inexpensive to make

Have you seen the elaborate table decorations
on Pinterest, magazines and decorating blogs?
Beautiful centerpieces,
layers of fabric,
candles and amazing dishes!

While I would love to have something
fancy at all times on my table,
I have to face reality.

We eat at our table every single day.
Multiple times a day, in fact.
Our table has to function!

But of course the amateur decorator
in me wants my table to be pretty as well!

I took all of that into consideration
and came up with a 
Farmhouse Table Centerpiece
that's easy and inexpensive.

Easy and Inexpensive farmhouse table centerpiece

I wanted layers and dimension as well.

In my garage I have piles and piles of wood.
It's actually kinda embarrassing.
But it's coming in handy because I was able to 
do this project without going to the store!

I used a 1x8 that's about 20 inches long.
I also used wooden finials I had in my stash.

The wood was reclaimed from another project
so it was already painted it white.
I distressed it a bit with sandpaper.

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.

I hot glued finial pieces to the bottom of the wood
to make feet.

I put felt bumpers on the feet
to protect the surface of my table.

On top of the table board,
I put some clippings from the bushes in my yard
in a vintage jar.

I also used my favorite repurposed candle holders.
See full post about the candle holders here.

See a tutorial for the drift wood sailboats here.

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

linking up to:  Make it Pretty Monday


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