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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.
5. 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.
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.
Recently I’ve been inspired not by a fabulous vase seen in a magazine, but rather by items I already have in my home. I own so many beautiful things, why not put them to good use? This tablescape in particular is definitely one of my favorites. I used three frames from my gallery wall as the centerpiece of this repurposed shabby chic inspired table.
The largest frame acts as an anchor for the smaller gold ones. By framing a pink scarf I’m able to bring in a pop of color on my ivory canvas. Tall clear glass candleholders add height and ambience while mismatched plates set the shabby chic tone.
I utilized my large bracelet collection by using them as unique napkin rings. I was able to bring in some turquoise with the bracelets to play off those quintessential pink and turquoise shabby chic colors.
I cannot wait to use this idea for a large-scale event someday. By reusing three picture frames, an old scarf and some sparkly bracelets I was able to transform some old products into something new.
I’ve been a fan of BHLDN since it launched in 2011, but it wasn’t until my friend mentioned the site this past weekend that I realized the true greatness of this online wedding shop. Created by the same geniuses as Anthropologie, BHLDN offers everything from wedding dresses to tabletop decor. You can find unique gifts, party-goer attire and reception decor. Everything they sell is vintage elegance with a hint of quirk. Here are a few of my favorites, but be sure to check out the entire website; you won’t regret it.
1.Dotted Voile Veil 2.Blooming Bridesmaid Card 3.Cendrillon D’Orsays 4.Macaron Soap Set
5.Placecard Stamp Set 6.Milk Glass Hobnail Jars 7.Dapper Bottle Stopper 8.Hovering Hot Air Balloon