Fall Table DIY Decor

Featuring DIY Table Decor by CITYGIRLMEETSFARMBOY

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Fall is such a beautiful time of year, and an exciting time to refresh your home. It doesn’t have to cost a lot to add fall touches to your spaces!  Join me on this amazing Fall Blog Tour and get inspired! A huge thank you to Brendt from She Gave It A Go for hosting. If you are joining me from Amanda’s Blog Midcountry Journal – welcome! Be sure to head over to Merichelle’s Blog We’re the Joneses next on the tour. Continue reading “Fall Table DIY Decor”

Easy Stamped Wood Chargers

I love using my wood chargers on my table settings, especially during the fall holidays.  They are so versatile, easy to use and easy to make.  I first learned about wood chargers from The Shanty Sisters – these gals are my mentors in so many ways (and they don’t even know it!).  Here is a link to their blog post on where I learned how to make them:

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At the time I made these, a Kreg was way out of my wheel house (I was too nervous to use it!).  So I glued my strips together with wood glue and clamped until dry.  If you want to use a Kreg Jig, see my post below for instructions – I love mine now once I tried it!  Additionally, I have a link for more chargers and used stencils to decoration them below.

The Kreg Jig – You Can Do It!

Do It Yourself Stenciled Chargers

You can watch my 60 second video tutorial here and then follow all for all the details!

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Easy Summer Styling Tour

Easy Summer Styling Home Blog Tour

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Welcome to our Easy Summer Styling Tour! I am so tickled to be joining 16 talented bloggers this week is sharing ideas of how to create summer spaces for your home.  We know you will leave with lots of new thoughts on how to recreate your space for the summer.

If you are joining me from Sarahs Blog – Dreaming of Homemaking, I am so glad you’re here!  Afterwards please head over to Lauras Blog – The Turquoise Home to keep touring.  A special thank you to Kelly from A Tattered Pew who is the host of this tour – she’s amazing on so many levels.

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Spring Tablescape with Stenciled Chargers

Spring TableScape Decor

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Welcome to CityGirlmeetsFarmBoy!  You are probably joining me from Michelle with The Painted Hinge Blog, isn’t she amazing?  Next you will hop over to Kelly from the Live Laugh Rowe Blog to get even more inspiration!  I am so excited to be participating in this Spring Blog Hop hosted by Kendra from Joy In Our Home.

Today I am showcasing simple ways to create a spring tablescape using stenciled chargers.  Depending on the mood I am in, I will decorate my table super simple or full of decor.  What is your style?  I hope you will find some new ideas as you join me.

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Stenciled Chargers

The main focus of my tablescape this season was stenciled chargers.  I love wood chargers as my placemats because they are so inexpensive and versatile.  I showcase  how to create your own chargers on my Do It Yourself Stenciled Chargers blog post here.  I give all the details on how to cut your wood, what types of paint to use, and where to grab your stencils!  I love The Renaissance Tile Set B from Royal Design Studio Stencils found here.

It came in different sizes and with multiple forms.  You will love all their styles!  Here is a quick review of how to make the chargers:

Once they are dry you are ready to go!

Now it’s time to add some decor to the centerpiece.  I have to admit, I am a very simple decorator.  I usually do not add a lot of centerpiece decor to my table because I can’t see over it to talk to my kids at dinner.  Let me give you a few ideas of how to add simple or not so simple decorations.

Step 1 – Your Base

You will decide about a few things:

1.  Tablecloth verses NO tablecloth

2.  Tablerunner verses NO tablerunner

3.  Placemat verses NO placemat

Any choice is a great choice – anything works because it’s your home and your style.  For my first setting I chose:

1.) YES on TABLECLOTH

2.) NO on TABLE RUNNER

3.) YES on PLACEMATS.

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Step 2 – Your Place Settings

You get to be super creative here!  No need to have expensive things.  I buy dishes from Ross Dress for Less (very inexpensive) as well as my round rope chargers.   Here are a few more choices to make:

1. Chargers verses NO chargers

2. Desired dishes

3. Napkin style

4. Silverware verses NO silverware

Here is a step by step of how I created my place settings this season:

Add your tablecloth and round charger

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Add your stenciled wood charger

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Add your dinner plate

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Add your salad plate

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Add your napkin & silverware – any style will do

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For my napkins I grabbed the center and shook the napkin to fall naturally.  I added some string and placed a name card in the center (found these at Michaels for super cheap).

So easy!  I keep my placemats set at all times so that it feels like dinner is almost ready, even though most of the time I haven’t even started!

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Step 3 – Centerpiece

I am going to show you three ways I fiddled with my centerpiece.  I chose to look for things in my home that would last (I wish I could have fresh flowers all the time but I can’t!) and I had laying around.  You can shop The Dollar Store, Michaels, Joann’s, Ross and TJ Max for some inexpensive decor items.

Theme ONE – Simple

I added three flower pots in a horizontal line.   This is simple and pleasing to the eye, especially if your place settings are a more “busy” look.

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Three’s and five’s are always a good numbering style.

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Theme TWO –  Simple “ish”

You can add more flowers and bases to the center.  Sometimes a tablerunner is a perfect look for a more in depth style.  Adding greenery under items adds to the look.

Here I glued wood flowers into foam squares, then inserted them into a wood tray I received from Devanie at KrumpetsHome.com – her decor is amazing and priced really well.  Check out all her styles and designs in her online store here – you will love it!

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Theme THREE – Not Simple

For special occasions I will create a more detailed setting.  Once again there is no right or wrong way to do this.  Search Pinterest and Instagram for ideas and save the ones that speak to you and your style.

For my space I wanted neutral colors.  I added lanterns, candlesticks, wood signs and greenery until I was satisfied.  You will fiddle with your space until you like it, and sometimes that takes time.  I will often change something the next day just because it doesn’t look right.

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Adding wood signs is always fun, KrumpetsHome has SO MANY for cheap.

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I also added some burlap for a natural addition.

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Setting a table is truly all about your own creativity and what you are feeling at the time.  It is never wrong, so be careful not to compare yourself or what you have to others.  Remember that your family is so lucky to have you and the care that you give your home.  You are irreplaceable!

Good luck this spring and have a blast decorating your home.  Let us know if you need help with those chargers!

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Love,

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PS – Enjoy the rest of the Blog Hop Tour today with these amazing feeds!

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Tablescapes on Monday

Timeless Creations | The Crowned Goat | The Painted Hinge
City Girl Meets Farm Boy | Live Laugh Rowe

 Vignettes on Tuesday    Joy In Our Home | Kingsbury Brook Farm | Chatfield Court
Curly Crafty Mom | 2 Bees in a Pod

 Recipes on Wednesday

Love In My Oven | Countryside Cravings | Crisp Collective
Berly’s Kitchen | Kelly Lynns Sweets & Treats

 Front Porches on Thursday

White Arrows Home  | DIY Beautify | Poofing the Pillows
Little Brags | Noting Grace

 Mantles on Friday

Repurpose and Upcycle  | Pennies From Heaven Home
The Homemaking Momma  | A Brick Home

Do It Yourself Stenciled Chargers

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How to Make Stenciled Chargers

I am so in love with wood chargers for my tablescape.  I discovered them years ago from the Shanty2Chic sisters (you can read their blog post here), and I made my first set just as they said.  I then decided to create another set using a much simpler method, and since then I have made over 20 sets!  Follow along so I can teach you too how to make these inexpensive additions to your table settings.

Here is my 60 second video that you can also watch on Youtube here.

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Do It Yourself – Plumbers Pipe Shelf

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I love the look of plumbers pipe.  It fits my Farmhouse Industrial style.  A friend asked me to build her some shelving for her hubby’s office, so I decided I had better practice on my kitchen first!  Here is what I found:

  • Plumbers Pipe is so easy to use
  • Plumbers Pipe is so messy
  • Plumbers Pipe is expensive
  • Plumbers Pipe looks awesome

You have to decide if the dirty/expensive part is worth to ease/look.  For me, it totally is.  I love it that much!

Check out my 60 second DIY video tutorial on the shelf I made, then follow along for step by step help to make your own!

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Do It Yourself – Plumbers Pipe Towel Rack

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I love plumbers pipe.  It adds an industrial twist to my farmhouse style.  It is strong and easy to use.  The problem is it’s not super cheap, I am still trying to find someone who has invented a lighter, more inexpensive decor plumbers pipe – any tips?  It still is a great DIY product and less costly than department store products.

I needed somewhere to hang my towels in the kitchen so they would stop ending up on the oven door handle.  I came up with this and was positive it would be the easiest DIY ever.  Boy I was wrong!  Apparently I needed my mathematical brain on and totally left it somewhere else.  Thankfully my teenage smarty pants came to my rescue to help me finish the job.  And now I want to share with you how to do it and bypass the mistakes I made!

As always, I have made a 60 second video tutorial for you to get the down low and see if it’s a project you would like to try.  For more specific details keep on reading!

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