Coastal Casual Fall Tablescape (on a budget)
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
Postcards from the Ridge | All Things Heart and Home
Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer | Domestically Speaking
Prodigal Pieces | Housepitality Designs
Mad In Crafts | My Creative Days
Tuesday – Tablescapes
Refresh Restyle | 2 Bees in a Pod
Fox Hollow Cottage | Artsy Chicks Rule
Our Southern Home | Restoration Redoux
Savvy Southern Style | Atta Girl Says
H2OBungalow | Cottage at the Crossroads
Today’s Creative Life | Dukes and Duchesses
Hunt & Host | The Interior Frugalista
Sweet Pea | Petticoat Junktion
Town and Country Living | Cupcakes and Crinoline
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia | So Much Better With Age
Very pretty! I love whites for fall~
Thanks Jenna! :)
Nancy – You tablescape is beautiful! Your neutral, coastal decor is so pretty and soothing. We love copper accents too – love how you spray painted the pumpkins! Your little “chalkboard” art is adorable too! Beautiful home.
Thank you so much! :)
Love your neutral color palette, Nancy, and your cost-effective decor. So absolutely beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration. :)
Thank you Larissa! :)
You hit neutral coastal on the head! It is beautiful!
Nancy, I love the coastal colors for you coastal version of fall. :)
Thanks Kim! I’m enjoying them this year!
This table is so very beautiful and creative…My sister decorates in the Coastal style and must sent this link to her….Amazing job!
Thank you Shirley :)
I LOVE your tablescape! The aqua and copper is perfect. And the way you styled it looks like something from a magazine. Spray painting something copper is definitely on my to do list now!
Awe thank you Angie! :)
I love everything about your beautiful coastal table scape! Love the blues, soft whites and copper together…such a tranquil combination! Gorgeous :) XOXO
Thanks Christy!! :)
I’m in love with the blues and the coppers together Nancy! The whole table looks gorgeous! Beautiful photos!
Me too Shanna!! Who knew!?! Thank you!
Your table is so beautiful…all those soft neutral colors work perfectly together. I love that you showed us your process with spraying to make the elements you had work for you…lovely as always my friend ox
Thank you Robin! :) It was a fun one to create this time!
I’m also not anxious to rush the fall decorating…I really love this color palette, especially since I live by a coast! What I enjoyed most however, is the spray painting of the chargers! I picked up a bunch at Target a couple of years ago on clearance and I never thought of spraying them to have more matching colors! Great idea, thanks!!
Yes, you had the beautiful cup and saucer collection on IG! :)
And oh yay, yes, go spray and enjoy them! Spray paint works wonders! ;)
Hope you have a great weekend!!
Nancy, is beautiful , pretty, smart, elegant original and creative….very …yours¡¡¡
Have a nice day
Thank you my sweet friend! :)
I really like the sea blue in with the metallics!
Me too!! So fun! :)
I love everything coastal! The copper is gorgeous and plays well with blue ;) in fact I bought some copper spray paint yesterday! I’d love to have a meal at your beautiful table!
Aw thanks Debbie! I’m really (really!) loving Copper. I wonder what else I can spray! ;)
And I’d LOVE to have you over!!
Love love love the coastal blue, cream, and copper together Nancy – so pretty! The little “faux” (very clever) chalkboard caught my eye first. Your coastal tablescape is awesome! Excellent photography too btw.
Oh me too Marie!! I’m so happy I decided to change it up this year! Thank you my friend!! :)
I am loving the copper accents opposed to brass! ADORE your thrifty tablescape! XXOO
I know, who knew?! I’m loving the copper and want to paint everything with it now! lol
Thank you Christy!! :)
loved your fall table scape, you are so talented!
Awe thank you Doris! I just play around with it all until it looks good! :)
Love your table, so festive and pretty! Pinned
Thank you Kristin!
Beautiful Nancy! I love your neutral… metallic… coastal vibe!
Thank you Maryann! :)
Blue, cream, and copper look pretty for fall! Your table looks so inviting, I hope that you can either have a nice family dinner to enjoy it or invite some friends over. It’s too pretty not to show it off!
I’m soo enjoying it Paula! These colors are just so much more “me”! :)
I’d love to show it off but never have time to entertain!! lol
Maybe I’ll do it again for the holidays when I have everyone over.
I always love the little things! The HELLO FALL tiny framed sign is my favorite :)))
Yes, me too! :) Thanks Shannon, it was so easy! (my favorite kind, I love easy!)
I am loving the break from tradition. The copper is such a great Fall metallic. The before is a great one to show how clean and fresh the afters look. So beautiful!
Thank you Kim! :) I’m really loving it too!
I know, it’s actually hard to believe all of that was so bright and orange!
Your table looks beautiful. I have to say that the ads are making it too difficult to look at your blog. It’s very annoying with all the ads.
Thank you Sandy! I’m so sorry about the ads though! I did inquire about them and some of them should be gone after Sunday.
Thank you for the feedback. :)
Such a beautiful table! You really created an elegant Fall look with all of the metallics! I have pinned this and will be sharing it over at FB and Twitter. I would be so honored if you would stop by and share this over at Celebrate it Sunday. The party opens at 8 PM EST on Saturday and closes on the following Friday. Thanks for the inspiration!
Thank you Chloe! :)
I’m loving the copper and blues. Beautiful. I’m new to your blog and I just subscribed. Love your inspiring ideas. Where did you get your drapes in the dining room and what paint colors did you use? Please? My husband just painted ours a gray and we must redo. It looks purple. Yikes. Not what I was hoping for. Grays are so hard.
Hi Carol! :)
Yay! I’m so happy to have you here! :)
I’m loving a change in traditional colors this year too! The drapes in the Dining Room came from Kohls. They are BEAUTIFUL! I just love them. I don’t remember what they were called (and just tried to look online to find them but couldn’t) I’ll be posting about the Dining Room makeover soon and I’ll pop back into the store and find the info and share in that post. :)
BUT I can tell you, they are aqua/teal colored and have a beautiful silver star type pattern on them.
The paint is by Sherwin Williams and is called Navajo White SW6126 (I halved it by 50% with White for the Dining Room though) I have the regular full strength Navajo in my Study (the room adjacent to the D.R)
It does have more of a warm base though. I always say it reminds me of white beach sand. :)
I’m with you, Nancy… LOVE the copper mixed in with the blue and cream. So, so pretty! Turned out to be a really gorgeous tablescape…. and not expensive! That always makes it extra special! :) xo
Thank you Karen! I’m really enjoying the change up of colors this year! This is much more “me”. :)
Nancy… I’m coveting your tablescape and pretty coastal fall colors:) I need to try the spray paints for quick undercoatings, it adds so much more dimension. As always, I love your style!
Thank you Wendi :)
Nancy, I am just getting around to seeing your beautiful tablescape! OMG! You have created a stunner with your spray paint! Love, love, love the chalkboard art in the little frame! Pinning and sharing!
Thank you Jane! :)
I love it Nancy, so pretty!
Thank you Colleen!
So pretty! I wish I could spray paint that well instead of the drippy blobs I end up with. :-)
Oh haha! Been there! ;) Just try to do thin, light, even coats (at a distance). Then once that’s dry, go again until you have the coverage you want. I’m impatient so it’s hard for me sometimes!!
I, too, am impatient!
Beautiful and love the colors with the copper I am so begging to love copper Thank you for sharing and God bless
The copper is my favorite too!! thank you! :)
LOVE this, Nancy! So pretty, and coastal with a bit of elegance (copper is so good for that). Works so well together!
Thank you Julie! :) I just love a bit of copper! Wish I could somehow incorporate more into my regular decor. xoxo
Hi Nancy!! Very pretty!
Thank you, Cheryl! :)
Oh the power of paint! Looks so nice now, Nancy!!!!
Older but still very current – love that look for fall!
Yes, exactly!! Paint is my favorite!!🥰
Fantastic! I love this.. you did a very good job! Happy Sunday!
Thanks so much!! :)