Happy Wednesday! Today I am excited to be joining 6 other blogs to bring you….
If you are hopping over from Perfectly Imperfect, glad you are here! (And in case you missed it, hop on over to make sure you get all of the details on Shaunna’s adorable project, pictured below!)
I am not much of a 4th of July Patriotic decorator, so I honestly had NO idea what I would do for my project, but this one sort of just fell into my lap!
I picked up this adorable white drop leaf table, and loved it, but the white paint job was poorly done. I could see layers of blue and green peeking through, so I decided to just distress it to smooth out the bad paint job and also bring out more of the underneath layers.
In my garage I had a pair of bentwood chairs that I thought would be a perfect match for this table. I happened to paint them in one of my absolute favorite General Finishes colors, Coastal Blue; these were distressed as well and sealed with General Finishes satin finishing wax.
I placed the chairs with the table to take photos, and BAM it hit me! I could create a little 4th of July table set for two- I just needed some accessories, like, of course, red flowers.
To create this tablescape, I added a red potted geranium (which I happened to have on hand as it was a teacher gift yet to be given!), and my blue and white Ikea and West Elm dishes. I added my grandmother’s crystal goblets. I wrapped silverware in a blue napkin and tied it with red and white bakers twine. This tablescape was created using things I already had on hand, so it was virtually free!
The red and white bakers twine is a simple way to add red and white stripes.
These are our every day dishes. Conveniently, my color wheel is essentially various shades of blue, so the dishes I had were perfect for this set up.
Here you can see the various blues and greens peeking through from the white table.
The chairs were lightly distressed to highlight their details.
Thank you so much for stopping by to see my 4th of July project! Be sure to check out Lesli at My Old Country House, who is next on this 4th of July DIY blog hop!