From the Desk of Clearissa Coward’s Command Center/Divinely Organized
Summer Tablescape Farmhouse Style
I hate to admit it, but I left my Easter tablescape set up until a couple of weeks ago. To be honest, I just wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with it for the summer. I was beginning to feel the complete Easter setting I had was simply too much for summer. If you missed it you can catch that table here. It was a full table setting and I wasn’t sure if I wanted that for the dining room for the entire summer. I cleared the table off and simply allowed it to sit with nothing for a few days while I made my decision.
I finally decided I did not want a formal or fussy look. So, I thought I would try a casual farmhouse-like table vignette. After all, I began the look earlier when I replaced artwork on the dining room walls with old windows and wreaths.
On another note, if you hadn’t noticed, I collect bunnies, among other things. 🙂 Therefore, you will find them here and there throughout the house year-round. Changing those out for summer was an issue for me. After all, bunnies still exist during the summer as well-right? As least in my neighborhood, they do. So I decided to leave a couple on the table as well. The fat bunny below sits around under the buffet year round. I have three of the fat bunnies sitting here and there throughout the house. They were bought for the outside a couple of years ago. Never happen! 🙂 They are just fine inside.
The metal tray was a great find while out shopping at Walmart. Even better, it was only $10.00 and that was the extent of spending for this vignette. The decanter was a thrifting find months ago, the painted mason jar vase is an upcycle that I myself put together myself and the flowers and dish towel were found shopping the house. And of course, the bunnies have lived here for quite sometime. 🙂
For the summer, I am keeping it simple and casual. I am loving the farmhouse style and adding a touch of it here and there throughout our home. As I said before, I began by exchanging art with the two windows on the wall. If you missed that upcycle, you can find that update here. I love the look and the table vignette just builds on that casual farmhouse feel.
I love the metal with the glass decanter and texture of the woven runner (which was another Walmart find earlier in spring. I also love the rustic look of the old windows paired with the wreaths which add texture as well. Farmhouse style makes a room feel good versus just looking good. I longtime style is Tuscan, so other than colors, this mixing rustic with a bit more formal is not a big leap for me.
On a side note. This is a learning moment here. Do you see the shadow on the on the credenza? Well, that is a lesson learned during an upcycle journey. I used polyurethane as a sealant instead of polyacrylic. Polyurethane yellows over time and polyacrylic does not. I will redo this piece and this time I will use polyacrylic as a sealant. However, the discoloration only shows up in pictures but does not show up in regular light. Go figure! But I want it to photograph better so I will repaint it. Just wanted to let you know to not use polyurethane on light color pieces. It will yellow over time. If you have a tip or something better than polyacrylic, please let me know in the comments.
I like the simplistic look for Summer. What do you think? I hope you like it but if you have any suggestions I would love to hear/read those as well.
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