One (kind of great?) Tablescape and Something New!
It has been determined (by moi) that “tablescaping” is just not my thing!!
For a gorgeous tablescape, I recommend Yvonne from Stonegable. She actually has an entire category committed to them [here]. You might also like Susan, from Between Naps On The Porch, who has more tablescapes than you can imagine! See them all [here].
Now, about me & mine.
While this is more my style than that other thing I shared with you [here]… it’s still not really a “tablescape”. I’m sorry, I tried… really I did, but I’ve determined I’m just not into them!! I love looking at other people’s… but I seem to be more “a few big, chunky things & some layers” and call it good. I mean, I didn’t even use dishes! I’m such a rebel.
Meh. I figure why fight it? Obviously they just don’t interest me. And on another note, this replacement table is hanging on my a thread. I am so not loving it. I’ve realized I do not like a scalloped oval shape. More on that later.
Okay so why am I even sharing this you might be wondering?
Well… did you notice anything different?
I re-did the upholstery on my vintage chairs!!!!
This dusty-musty stuff said buh bye.
(and when you see what I found underneath. Yikes.)
I have some news I want to tell you about though!! I have teamed up with Best Laminate and I’m over at their place sharing the process of how to re-upholster dining chairs. I’ll give you all the links at the end of this post! It’s a great site and I’m honored they asked for me to share some of my DIY-doings with their readers.
Okay, so back to my dining area.
These are the “new” chairs. Which I am super happy with. They are a nice size and the new fabric is de-lish. I have always liked black & white. I will admit, that I bought three fabrics… I know. But you know I can not make a choice to save my life!! I was on the phone with my friend Debbie and telling her I was getting ready to start them, and I was using an oatmeal flecked linen… and I ended up using this not five minutes late. I don’t even know when I am going to do until I am actually doing it sometimes! Good thing I needed so little and the fabric was all really reasonable. I know I can make some real cute pillows out of it. I don’t have enough ya know. I’m pillow deficient. Poor little ole me. If you believe that…
I also toned down the orange-y wood by waxing them all with some Maison Blanche Antique Wax in Dark Brown. That made a big difference as well. I didn’t want to paint them… something about the wood wanted to shine through. I think they look great with my dark floors too. They feel balanced.
Adding the rug I used to have in the living room, before I got the hemp rug made a big difference too! See why I buy NEUTRAL!? I must have musical decor. hahaha. It needs to effortlessly slide from one room to another. Ideally, this will go down to the little cottage and I’ll get a hempy-sisal style here as well for continuity. But that is later and who knows what will happen between then and now? Not me!
You know I’ll try to put a pillow anywhere, but these seats aren’t deep enough for them to work, so I’ve already re-located them. It was worth a shot.
The runner is burlap with a pleat ruffled hem. I ordered it [here] from Sutton Place Designs and it’s so well made!! I’ve used it pretty consistently since I bought it. It’s so versatile.
My always present lanterns that I’ve slowly collected from HomeGoods over the years got stuffed with brown paper nests, velvet pumpkins and vases filled with mini pumpkins.
A few dried Hydrangeas… and a fall scented candle and I called this table, scaped!
As far as I’m concerned anyhow.
I really, really need to share the progress on the shop with you guys!! We have about 60 TONS of soil gone from our property. That is a lot-o-dirt!! The site prep is moving along… and we have a gorgeous new retaining wall. Gorgeous to us anyway!!
So the table is fine for now and I know someone else will love it when it’s time to let it go. Once the shop is up and running and we will have the space to build our very own! Custom sized & exactly perfect for our little cottage dining area. For now, I am thankful for a table to eat at, and food to put on it, and a family to sit around it. A-men!!
Now, about that re-upholstery tutorial I promised. All I can say is, when you get over there and see the during… these chairs are Vint-Age!! I will show you my new toy too, and it made recovering these chairs an absolute dream.
You can see the tutorial on the Best Laminate blog [here].
And you can follow & visit Best Laminate on their social channels
Look for my next post soon! I’ll be sharing as soon as I can, how I created some simple back drops for my open cabinets. I think you guys will really like this one. They are super-versatile and great when you need to fill a void with something and maybe you don’t have vintage shutters… or old wood or a “filler” type decor item.
Take care now, and thanks for dropping in to Fox Hollow Cottage today. xo ~Shannon
- White Lanters – HomeGoods
- Wire Birdcage – Gift from my sister
- Dried Hydrangeas – My garden
- Candle – WalMart (a yummy fall flavor, praline I think?)
- Velvet Pumpkins – Safeway floral department
- Runner – Listed with link in post
- Table – Estate sale
- Chairs – Goodwill
- Fabric – Waverly at Walmart