Hi friends! First off, if you’re visiting us from Uncommon Designs, let me just say welcome! So glad you’re here! Today I’m finally sharing a little more of our Easter decor this year – our dining room tablescape! Last year our Easter decor was based off of a bright and cheery palette by Design Seeds, but this year I wanted our decor to be much like our Christmas decor: neutral and natural colors with a lot of texture. I started out with an oversized metal basket that I found at Hobby Lobby (hello 50% off). It was dark and distressed and quite beautiful, but I knew that against our dark cherry table that it would just get lost. So out came the white spray paint!
Then the basket still felt a little empty in the center, so I placed it on top of a very rustic frame that I recently picked up at Goodwill for just $2.99. I’ve been meaning to build a square box for the center of our dining room table to “frame in” centerpiece decor for the longest time, so this helped to take the place of that item on my to-do list for now.
I filled the basket with a good amount of natural grass. I also purchased large paper mache eggs on my Hobby Lobby trip, and spray painted them with Krylon Pistachio (a great minty-fresh color) that I had leftover from last year’s Easter Topiary makeover. Once those dried they were a little too bright and shiny for my taste so I applied a little tan acrylic paint over top with a few speckles from a paintbrush and then applied like a glaze with a wet cloth. Just the look I was going for.
Then for the place settings, I placed our lovely World Market Nantucket plates on some natural IKEA placemats, and slipped our flatware into some adorable burlap sacks with a neutral, silk cloth napkin.
All in all I’m happy with how it turned out! It’s simple and natural, but with the large basket still has a hint of Easter goodness. What do you think? If you’re looking for more Easter Tablescape inspiration be sure to head over to Uncommon Designs! There is a great group of ladies sharing their tables with you this week and Uncommon Designs is sharing a link to every one of them, every day!
PS – Happy Pi Day! Check out our post of 50 Sweet & Savory Pies – and celebrate tonight!
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