With the weather turning cooler by the day, my mind has shifted towards all things autumn even as my heart screams "I'm not ready". Don't get me wrong I love autumn, it's safe to say it's my favorite season. But I feel as if summer past by much to quickly and I didn't accomplish all that I wanted to.
Blogging and home projects were pushed to the side. Instead I filled my days with trips to the pool, bike rides and field trips. The girls and I had a great time. But now it's back to work. The girls have been in school for a week and a half and slowly . . . oh so slowly I'm getting back into the groove and I feel the urge to decorate my home for the fall.
Before getting started on that I've been quickly snapping photos of the few projects I did manage to accomplish this summer in order to show them off.
Today I'm highlighting one of my favorite projects, a rustic farmhouse style centerpiece. I love the way it turned out, after a month of using it I'm still loving it and almost hate to change it.
Want a look?
Maybe I'm silly but I think it's beautiful.
Candles . . .
And rocks have been my go-to decor favorite the whole summer long.
Plus I'm loving a how much the new wood looks like old barn board. And it's quick and easy to pick up and move out of the way if project or homework space is needed.
I've layered the centerpiece above my new ruffled tablecloth and a quick and easy drop cloth runner that I simply zig-zagged the edges. I love how it adds a tiny ruffle or texture to the edges.
The paint technique I used is also very quick and easy.
I have a tutorial on it here.
To build the centerpiece I simply took two pieces of 1X4 and cut them to the length I wanted. Next I cut out three, four inch section from a piece of scrap 1X2 for the legs.
After marking the center on the legs,
I simply used finish nails to attach the legs from the top.
I think the building process took me less than fifteen minutes. The painting took another fifteen minutes tops and then I just had to wait for it to dry.
There is just nothing like a quick and easy project. It's even better when it turns out like this.
I'm working on some ideas for a fall arrangement since I'm not ready to give it up quite yet.
Hope your all having a wonderful day, talk to you soon,