Happy Halloween Friends!!! I have been trying to write this post for days! I thought I ‘d better share it before we all throw our pumpkins away.
Our table is different. Yup! I purchased an old table from Goodwill a few months back because I loved the trestle base. The top wasn’t in good condition so I replaced it with a new top. It’s made from 4) 2x12x8 wood slats stained in Golden Oak.
I attached them to the base with small L brackets. It looks like a real farmhouse table because it’s 8 feet long.
I use a sealer that is made for floors but it’s honestly my favorite.
I have used this for so many things for many years and have never been unhappy. It’s water based and easy to clean up. It’s really thin so you have to be careful of drips but it’s more cost effective than a urethane.
As far as the table setting goes:
I bought some earth toned fabrics to make a table runner. Burlap, ticking stripe and muslin. Starting with the burlap. I cut it down to the length I wanted. It shreds easy so on either end of the burlap I took long 1 inch strips of muslin and wove them through every third or fourth hole of the burlap with a large needle. I knotted them to the edges to make a sturdy strip to tie the next step of embellishments to.
With ripped strips in varying lengths of muslin and ticking stripe fabrics I tied knots to the woven in muslin strip. They are about one inch wide and anywhere from 18 inches to 30 inches in length.
It’s super casual with lots of fun texture.
To top it off I cut some natural greens from the yard (probably a weed).
I let it drape over the ends of the table just a little.
I tied the stems together in the center with a little burlap then placed candlesticks and pumpkins all random around it.
None of the leaves, gourds are pumpkins are natural but natural would be more beautiful.
I love the earthy vibe it brings to this room.
After today there will be very few pumpkins around here but nor will there be Christmas trees either. Soon though!
Well, I am glad I could share a little fall dining room with you before old man Winter gets here.
I hope you have a wonderful Halloween and a cozy Fall season.
Thanks for stopping by!