I am so excited to be joining some of my friends in celebrating the season of pumpkins! It is a new monthly blog hop/challenge called #MakeIt. They are so talented, I am just happy to be included. So how did I choose this fall pumpkin table centerpiece as my project? Well, I have been all about the dining room lately. As I wrap up painting, I realize I have nothing to actually decorate it with! A fall table centerpiece seemed like a perfect way to dress up our dining room. Hopefully I get to show you part 1 of the transformation on Friday if I can finish the touch-ups.
Our dining room table is quite long. With both leaves in, it fits 8 people easily and is about 10 feet long. I honestly just leave the whole thing together because it fits our dining room nicely. So I had hubby construct a simple box 4 feet long and 6 inches wide on the inside with scrap wood and a 1″ x 4″. You know I am all about the scrap wood. The bottom is, believe it or not, a fence slat! Anyways, he added putty to any knots to give it a clean look and then primed and painted it white.
For this centerpiece, I purchased 4 fall colored leaf florals. These have a beautiful gold veining that I love. I also purchased two scented candles and a bag of heirloom pumpkins that were so cute! You can make fun of me, but I really didn’t know there were so many varieties of pumpkins until 2 years ago. All I ever saw growing up were the big honking orange carving pumpkins. So the last few years I have really gotten into all the decorative ones.
When I first put the pumpkins in, they sat too deep into the box. I wanted my pumpkins to look like they were floating on a bed of leaves. So I took some extra 2-3 inch long cuttings of a 2″ x 4″ board and nestled those in between the foliage in order to prop up my pumpkins to the proper height. The nice thing was that the leaves and pumpkins hid almost all of these props.
Now I really need to work on a table runner. The bright white and the dark wood is a bit too much contrast for me. But I bet yellow or gold would be gorgeous!
This project is part of a new blogger challenge/blog hop called #MakeIt. A group of fabulous bloggers and I have teamed up to work on monthly seasonal projects. This month is all about PUMPKINS! Take a look at all of the pumpkin projects below and visit some of the other blogs to see how they were created.