I thought I would take a quick break from food blogging today to share my new spring-y centerpiece. I mentioned (more than a month ago, BTW) that I'd purchased a new runner and I was planning on over-hauling my dining room table centerpiece. It's now complete, so I wanted to share it with everyone!
Here's the previous styling:
I still like that styling, but I've come to feel it has a decidedly fall-like look. The runner, by itself, definitely screams "Autumn!".
As soon as I had this project finished- I take that back, before I had this project finished- I knew I loved it. All I had to do was put the border on the table, and I was sold. The planter box came next. I'd previously placed my planter box (which the hubby hand-made- he's so talented!) underneath the television-
I apologize for the poor picture, but you get the idea. I had the box underneath the tv, and then I'd filled it with big, fluffy flowers. Like I eventually get with all my decor ideas, I'd grown tired of it. So switching up the look and moving the window box to the dining room table was perfection for me.
I waited until glass bottles were half off at my local craft store. Because they go on sale every two weeks, and why would I pay full price for them? Sales=saving money=more decor for less money. It's an all-around win-win.
The floral stems went on sale the following week.
I filled the glass bottles with some rocks, just enough to keep the stems in place. To make the centerpiece even more sturdy, you could fill the space around the bottles with rocks as well. I'm thinking of doing this, actually. I shoot most of my food photos on the dining room table, so I move the centerpiece around. A lot. Sturdiness would be a benefit.
I love how the whole dining room seems brightened-up now.
In case you hadn't noticed, the hubby and I kind-of have a "red" theme going on. Luckily, everything seems to go together. We haven't had any mismatch-y problems, even with all the variations in the color you could end up purchasing. Of course, I think the coffee bar also helps add to the ambiance in the room.
Looking into the dining room from the kitchen. And, looking at my little yellow kitchen chicken!
Someday, I'll keep chickens. Someday.
Inevitably, when I'm at the craft store scouting for a particular mission, I'll end up with a couple of other knick-knacks in my cart. We have a tiny rectangle of space under our microwave, but above our stove. I'd been searching for the perfect decoration to put there, and last time I was at the store I spotted my "Hangry" sign.
Sooooo me. I had to get it :)
I had to move some other decor to my TV console table (since I whisked away the planter box), so I picked up this owl vase and picture frame to place on one of my side tables. The owl spoke to me, much like those talking animals on "Pier 1" commercials. You know, the commercials that say "Find what speaks to you"?
And that's how the owl ended up in my cart.
I started my tomato seedlings a couple of weeks ago. I actually took this photo a couple of days after planting the seeds. The seedlings are much taller now, and stronger. They've been going outside during the day to get full sun. This picture was taken inside, you can see how they are bending towards the light. I can't wait till it's time to get the garden in the ground!
And last, but certainly not least, I snapped this adorable picture of my puppy while I was shooting the new centerpiece. It doesn't matter what I'm taking pictures of, if I see my babes looking cute, I'll snap a photo of them :)
Hope everyone had a terrific Easter weekend! I'll be back tomorrow with recipes!
*I was inspired by Shanty 2 Chic's DIY Planter Box Centerpiece. If you liked this post, check hers out!*
|image source: Shanty 2 Chic|
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