I lOVE dressing my tables. Whether my dining room or coffee table, adding homemade items or found treasures is such a blast for me. Here are some table top examples that you can implement with your own treasures!
- First is my coffee table. This lap (TV) tray can have so many uses. Either to decorate or as a lap tray for a meal or quick snack or even as your kids tray to do their homework, this DIY wood tray is a favorite. Baskets work just as well to house the items you love. I also use a lot of lanterns. I look for different styles I can use. The one shown here was found at one of my favorite Nurseries, Myrtle Creek in Fallbrook, CA.. Add a Candle, a plant for softness and you have a grouping.
- This is my dining room table with an Industrial Farmhouse Tray I made from distressed wood adding casters for easy use! I use this tray all year around and decorate for the Seasons. You can also put your plates, napkins or wine glasses..anything goes. When I do the DIY for this tray, I’ll post some fun photos of friends and how they have decorated theirs!! The plants are from Pottery Barn and a couple accessories from Magnolia Market but the silverware were my grandmothers as well as the salt shakers. I love being able to display my grandmothers items on my table.
- Small tables are fun..I love stacked books adding plants in zinc containers that adds to the industrial farmhouse decor.
- This table top is actually the top of my Antique Hutch and I wanted to show it because it’s symmetrical, something I don’t do that often unless on a hutch, fireplace, long table. But to me what makes the biggest statement is not the hutch but the Barn wood over it. It was actually from my Grandfathers Barn he built himself…One of the favorite things in my home.If there was a fire, it goes!!
- I wanted to show this because this is a surface you can decorate and in this old tool box top, I found again at a garage sale.. you can do an arrangement of faux succulents and moss. Forever Floral in Murrieta, has a real variety of succulents for you to make your own arrangement or they will do it for you. Think of different ways to display succulents. You can use anything from a old tin can to a wood box or even a shell . Just Try it!
- This is a sweet little grouping, simple adding what I call your surprise color. (Surprise color is a color you will use throughout your home in every room in some capacity). In our living room, I have the navy blue in the pillows and a couple pottery items and that’s it, but you would think it’s a major color..that’s why its a Surprise!
- Love Industrial Farm Decor. Doug took this photo of the Bonsall Bridge in Southern Ca. I’m so lucky to have a photographer in the family, right! We printed the picture on lightweight aluminum and mounted to distressed wood with rusted metal brackets. The wood was found at a fencing company and in pretty rough shape. Cleaned, sanded, and waxed. It’s beautiful. The cool light I bought at Forever Florals, in Murrieta CA. Love it. Added some old chains ( barn sale) and favorite books on my antique chest and you’ve got a great arrangement.!.
- So this final grouping is a photo of Doug and I on our 42nd anniversary with sea glass and a shell we collected on the beaches of Tulum, Mexico… Make it personal! This tells a story..how fun is that! You can always copy Pottery Barn but also use your own personal items that have meaning to you!
OK, so did you notice that my table top groupings have the same rules as the wall groupings , with a few exceptions. Have Fun with your table tops. Make it about your family and not something you saw in a magazine or a TV show. Use that for Inspiration for sure, I do, then just Personalize. Make it your own and send me pictures to share! How fun!
Each month I will do a whole blog on some of my favorite shops and different companies I work with in Temecula Valley and surrounding areas. I want to promote these wonderful hardworking entrepreneurs so they get the exposure and you can visit yourself finding treasures of your own.
Myrtle Creek : https://discovermyrtlecreek.com
Forever Floral: https: //forever-florals.com/
Magnolia Market: https://magnoliamarket.com/silos/
Pottery Barn: http://www.potterybarn.com/