I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I’m back with one last post of 2020. I’ve been thinking about what our New Year’s Eve looks like this year, and I’m envisioning a day of skiing, or being outside, followed by an intimate dinner at home- most likely a savory soup. There is nothing better than a big bowl of hot soup after a day in the snow! Today I’m sharing my last little DIY spray paint project of the year with you, a peek at our (unfinished) dining room- which is next on our renovation list, and a pretty tablescape that is missing something very important (lol! my bad). Click through for details and to read the post… oh- and there is a giveaway at the end, as well!
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I set the table in preparation for dinner, thinking this will be fun to eat here tonight, with our table looking so beautiful! I photographed everything, I made food, we sat down, busted out a bottle of wine, and it hit me… I FORGOT THE GLASSWARE! Haha! Typical Sarah move. Since it’s just Emmett & I, obviously we’re fine retrieving our own glasses and the beverages that fill them (nobody to impress here), but I was so bummed because I had already finished my photoshoot. I spent hours taking photos, editing, and then sat down to realize the glassware was MIA!!! Oof. I guess it’s a very 2020 way to share my last post of the year, so oh well. I’m rolling with it! I just wanted to point it out because I know I’ll get lots of messages stating the obvious, “But what and how will you drink?!” Hah! Rest assured, we pulled out water & wine and it lived in our regular glassware (check that out in this post).
Ok, moving forward… just pretend there are pretty drinking glasses sitting where they should be. If I could pick any glass for this tablescape, I think it would be these beauties! Perhaps filled with a festive cocktail? I think the ribbed detail would look nice with all of the textural items I have going on here.
For our NYE table for two, I wanted to use things I already had on hand (only spending money on food & florals). From recycled Christmas ribbon to holiday mantel decor, I “shopped” our house and kitchen for things we already had. I raided my prop closet to find some votive candleholders and a big cylindrical vase for my flowers. The only problem? Everything was a hodgepodge of colors and styles. This is where my spray paint comes in…
I grabbed a can of Krylon’s Matte Spanish Moss, which you’ll remember from this post featuring my favorite spray paint colors, and took a little trip to Emmett’s work. Given we have snow on the ground here, it is too cold to properly spray paint outside. Luckily, we were able to take advantage of the professional spray booth at his workplace. I had four items I asked him to quickly paint for me… three votives and the vase.
Speaking of spray painting temperature- did you know it’s optimal to paint in temperatures ranging from 40-80 degrees F? Since our temps are currently lower than 40, using the spray booth was perfect- and such a luxury. It’s vented, climate controlled, and was made for painting. There were pedestals to use, no particles or dust flying around, and it’s the perfect environment for a quick paint project. We felt spoiled, for sure… especially in comparison to our typical backyard paint job!
I knew my accessories would look more cohesive if they were the same color. Spanish Moss Green felt appropriate for winter, and is a color I could use year round for future tablescapes.
After spraying thin, even coats, the pieces dried and turned out perfectly. I love the way the color enhanced the look of the texture and exterior details. The pieces felt more like an intentional collection once they were painted. That’s a good designer tip- color can instantly make a collection of objects feel like they belong together.
When setting a larger table for only two, it’s nice to spread out, take up more space, and incorporate larger, statement-making decor… like an asymmetric floral arrangement, serving boards, extra tall candles, or interesting objects.
Our dining room may be far from finished, but having our completed vintage dining set has been making me so happy. We finished the set over the summer, and I can’t believe we finally have a beautiful place to share meals.
Didn’t the little votives turn out great? The opaque paint really makes them feel romantic. They’re just bright enough. I’m constantly amazed by the transformative power of paint.
I’ll copy the sources for everything below, if you’re interested or curious…
01: ribbed glass hurricane // 02: linen napkin set // 03: tour wine glasses // 04: krylon fusion spray paint // 05: tour tall glass // 06: crystal orb // 07: marble tray // 08: dinner plates // 09: flatware // 10: teak cutting board // 11: tall sage taper candles // 12: shallow bowl // 13: tour champagne flutes // 14: velvet ribbon // 15: modern candleholder // 16: striped cotton runner
As for the GIVEAWAY… the winner will receive a six-pack of Krylon Fusion All-In-One spray paint, in the color of their choice. All you have to do is comment on this blog post, and you’re entered to win! The winner will be announced in one week via email. *Must have a US mailing address to win.
I’ve had the most fun working with Krylon this year and tackling spray paint projects to share with you- it was such a fun partnership that hopefully we can continue in the year ahead. I hope you all have a happy New Year’s Eve, reflecting, closing out the year on a high note (however that may look), and welcoming a new chapter with open arms. We survived another (very tough!) year, my friends. Cheers to that!!
I’m taking off the rest of the week to plan 2021, map out our renovations this year, update the Tuesday Made shop (we’ve got LOTS of new inventory!), but I’ll be back to my regular blog schedule on Monday, January 4th with the guest room reveal. Be sure to check back for that, and we’ll kick off the new year with a fun room renovation! Sound like a plan? Happy new year!!