Are ya’ll into the whole Fall thing yet? Scarves, boots, pumpkins, hot cider….no, not yet here.
We are still wearing shorts and flip flops although the nights are starting to get a bit crisp.
Well, sooner than later it will be cool enough for all of those things. I’m in no hurry. ;)
But I am so excited to be a part of a Fall Tour this week with a bunch of other really fabulous bloggers.
We’re sharing Fall ideas and inspiration for mantels, tablescapes, wreaths and crafts.
(*I have links to all of their posts at the bottom of mine here so be sure to go by and visit!)
I’m sharing a Coastal Casual Fall Tablescape… on a budget.
What colors do you think of when you think of Fall?
Oranges, Golds and Reds, right?
Well this year I wanted to go neutral….AND coastal.
That photo above was last year’s decor along with a few new thrifty finds this year.
The candle sticks came from Michael’s and were 50% off.
And these are also from Michael’s.
The pumpkins were 50% off and the chargers were buy one, get one free. Yippee! :)
They were all the wrong color though.
I was hoping that copper color (chargers) would match …. but it didn’t so they got sprayed too.
I painted pretty much all of it with this….
….and Hammered Copper spray paint…which I just recently used on this Coastal Tiled Tray.
Colors I used…
*Rust-Oleum Spray Paint, Matte Robin’s Egg
*Rust-Oleum Spray Paint, Matte French Cream
*Rust-Oleum Hammered Metal Finish Spray, Copper
Rust-Oleum Pearl Mist Spray Paint (I couldn’t find a link for this one)
You can probably find these at your local hardware or big box store also.
I had originally planned to paint everything cream and blue but then decided to add a bit of Copper too.
I felt like the Copper was a more elegant way of adding in a bit of traditional “Fall color”.
I love the copper look mixed with the cream and blue shades.
I painted the candlesticks with the Hammered Copper spray paint also.
I then used a bit of white paint to dry brush over top of that.
For the “hello Fall”, I just created a quick little graphic in Picmonkey, printed and cut it out and put it in a frame I already had.
I gave the frame a quick spray of copper and then applied one coat of white paint.
I lightly rubbed the edges with a cloth while it was still wet to bring the copper color through.
I also rubbed a piece of chalk long ways across the printout to give it a “chalkboard” look.
SOOO simple! “Faux” chalkboard art at its most basic.
Oh…and I got new curtains in the dining room.
You can just see them there below.
They are teal/aqua color and I just love them against the new wall color.
(they were a bit too long so I had to give them a bit of “no-sew” action! )
You can see the plans (and mood board) for the dining room here –> Farmhouse Coastal Cottage Makeover
I sprayed a bit of the Pearl Mist over the pumpkins inside the wood centerpiece but left the two, larger pumpkins outside matte.
The Pearl Mist gave a nice, light shimmer.
I love the mix of natural elements along with the neutrals.
Pretty much everything you see in there got painted. (except the seashells and the pine cones)
The pumpkins on the plates went from silver to copper…..
I sprayed a few of the leaves I had from last year and placed them around the copper platters and pumpkins.
Isn’t that Copper color beautiful??
I’m REALLY loving Copper lately.
It goes fabulously with the aqua shade.
And I know I don’t need all that silverware but it looked so pretty.
I don’t have soup bowls or coffee cups … but I may serve soup and coffee.
I’m not really fancy so this casual tablescape is a win-win for me.
(and super easy to throw together too)
I had to stand on a stool to get these last few shots but I love the viewpoint. lol
This is the dining table that I’ve had for almost 20 years now.
I gave it a complete makeover a few years ago.
You can see what it looked like before and the details on the makeover here –> China Cabinet and Dining Table Re-do
And I may just use the pretty centerpiece on my kitchen island too…..
So there you have it.
Coastal Casual Fall Tablescape and decor on a BUDGET.
I used a bit of what I had, a few “new” things from the thrift store, AND a few 50% off items retail.
Simple and elegant and easy on the pocket. :)
I’ll see y’all later this week with a brand new furniture makeover ….. “French” themed.
Hint…it’s got something “French” on it and it’s blue! (what else? but probably not the blue shade you are thinking. )
Don’t forget to check out “mantels” from yesterday’s tour and the rest of the tablescapes from today’s tour.
***links to each are below.
AND be sure to check back Wednesday and Thursday to get even more Fall ideas and inspiration.
Monday – Mantels
Tuesday – Tablescapes