21 Jun

Earlier this week I debuted my repurposed shabby chic tablescape utilizing items from around my apartment. Turning picture frames into unique centerpieces may look simple, but there’s more to it than you think. Here are some tips and steps to follow in order to create a tablescape that is truly eye-catching.


1. Depending on the size and length of your table, begin with an odd number of frames. I had a small circular table so three frames fit perfectly.

2. Variety is important so play with size, shape and color.

3. You want your frames to look mismatched, but coordinated at the same time so try to establish one main color. I went with gold.

4. Add some texture to your frames by framing some fabric. Not only will this add a color to your tablescape, but if you’re using a solid colored tablecloth like I did, the fabric helps to incorporate a pattern.

IMG_6257IMG_62715. In order to create a three-dimensional look, layer your frames on top of one another.

6. Add any votives, candle holders or vases to complete your look.

IMG_6278IMG_6292 By using picture frames that you already own, not only are you saving money  but you’re creating a custom centerpiece that is unique to you and your personal style. repurposed-shabby-chic-table


4 Responses to “”

  1. kmtcapecod June 21, 2013 at 9:52 am #

    Love the lace on the table. Such a great idea. I’m thinking I might do this with some leftover Lilly Pulitzer fabric. It would be perfect for summer entertaining on Cape Cod. Thanks for the idea. Heading to the attic now to search for some old frames. Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. purplelue June 21, 2013 at 11:28 am #

    Cool idea thanks for sharing!

  3. Deb June 21, 2013 at 12:18 pm #

    Once again, great and unique ideas! Can’t wait to see what you do for future Holiday tablescapes! Have a great weekend.

  4. jensine June 21, 2013 at 4:51 pm #

    can I come to dinner?

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