~Fall Dining Table Decor~

September is winding down and that means breaking out all the Fall decor for the season. This year I added a DIY project to update our plate charges and share how we used layers to create our Fall table in soft neutrals.

The first thing we did was take our black chalk painted chargers and spray paint them with an oil rubbed bronze paint by Rustoleum. I wanted a warm brown toned charger and this was an inexpensive solution to reusing what I already had on hand.

For the next layer of decor, I bought this ivory table runner trimmed in brown at Target from the Hearth and Hand by Magnolia decor line. I also found the eucalyptus garland from the same line, as well as the round wood tray with antique brass metal accents.

The next layer of design is the pumpkins, because, well you can't have fall without pumpkins; which I found in the dollar section at Target for $3 each. They were originally orange and I hand painted them with ivory chalk paint to match my other decor.

Fall, for me, is all about the scents of the season and I found the brown glass candles from Threshold at Target. The scent of the candles is called "pumpkin brittle" and they smell absolutely amazing! I've not even lit them yet and they smell up the entire dining room! Now that's a win!

The next part of the table scape is flowers. I already had the clear glass jar with a copper metal rim that I used for a vase. The hydrangeas from my garden have turned a gorgeous sage green with hints of pink and rust color to the blooms. I didn't put them in water so that they will dry out naturally and stay preserved to use all season. I will eventually remove the leaves as they dry up and don't look great after a few days, but for the photo shoot, we left them. I had a couple of faux sprigs of eucalyptus stems that I incorporated in with the hydrangeas that matched the garland.

The final layer of any table is the place settings. I used ivory plates and ivory napkins that I already had and cut some rust colored velvet ribbon to use an accent color under the wood cut leaves that I purchased from an online shop on Etsy. The name of the shop is "BayberriesStudio" and you can click the link if you want to check them out. They have all kinds of wood cutouts and I've got my eye on the deer for Thanksgiving or Christmas. The wood maple leaf cutout was my "fun" piece to the design and I love how it all turned out! The silverware setting is champagne from Threshold and they give a more antique look that match the antiqued brass accents on the dining chairs and the round wood tray from Hearth and Hand by Magnolia.

I love using soft layers and texture in soft hues to create a warm and inviting table for all to enjoy. I tend to keep the basics in designs more classic and colors muted because as you can see, if you keep some of the basics neutral, you can reuse some of the same items over and over again, just add different layers and color to create a new look. It's a budget friendly and honestly, time saving way to switch out decor for the seasons.

We have started to get some dip in the temperatures this last week and it is starting to truly feel like Fall now. I'm excited for all the pumpkin lattes, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin scones....did I mention I like pumpkin? :) Ha ha!

We have been busy the last two weeks replacing our carpet with hardwood floors in our bedroom and daughter's bedroom. I can't wait to show you all the changes and updates!

Until next time...



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