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!!
PeggiDecember 28, 2020 at 4:37 am
Color! Those textured votives popped right out to me. The matte finish made me think they were new pottery pieces for the shop. They look awesome! (And how nice to have a professional spray booth at your disposal!) I am definitely digging all of the lines you’ve got going on; those coupes would indeed be perfect! I hadn’t even started to think about NYE yet. It’s always a table for two here, but you know I still enjoy planning a special meal. Time to start my recipe search! Speaking of recipes, I baked your gingerbread cookies the other day to rave reviews! I was, however, reminded why I don’t make rolled cookies.🤣
I hope you have a wonderfully productive week and a stellar ending to this unstellar year. I’ll see you Monday for that beautiful green guest room reveal!!
SarahDecember 28, 2020 at 2:28 pm
They do look like pottery now that they’re painted! I’m glad that translated because that was what I was hoping for. Ah yes- the spray booth is so handy. We’re lucky we are able to take advantage of that. It’s so nice! My favorite part is painting without fumes, since it has a ventilation / exhaust system. The smell is always the worst part. I’ve been on a soup kick lately! I baked up a storm for Christmas, but have since shifted to soup making. I love that you were able to make my gingerbread cookies- hope you liked them! Our neighbors seemed to enjoy them. I’m already enjoying my organization and planning week- Emmett gifted me a reMarkable tablet for Christmas (I had no idea what it was until he explained it to me, lol) so I’ve been making LOTS of lists. Haha! I can’t wait to share the guest room on Monday- YAY! I hope you have a happy end of the year and a delicious dinner celebrating! xox
ColleenDecember 28, 2020 at 6:52 am
Hope you had a lovely Christmas! We woke up Christmas Day to a winter wonderland and it was so beautiful. We had no snow leading up to Christmas so to have snow Christmas morning was magical ☺️
Your NYE table setting is beautiful Sarah and the sprayed votives and vase turned out amazing. Now we’re the votives and vase glass? Can you use that paint on a glass surface? I have so many clear glass vases that I have collected over the years and it would be fantastic if I could spray paint them to give them a new look. That would be a fun project for the spring for sure.
Looking forward to the guest bedroom reveal, yay and Cheers to planning a fantastic year ahead!
Happy New Year 🍾🥳🥂
SarahDecember 28, 2020 at 2:21 pm
Hi Colleen, I hope your Christmas was also wonderful :) We had a great day celebrating and relaxing. I’m so jealous you woke up to a winter wonderland! We didn’t get a white Christmas this year, so I’m happy someone did! That sounds magical. Yes- the votives and the vase were all glass… it was an easy update. I’ll probably tackle more in the spring. I’m really look forward to sharing our finished guest room next week and our 2021 plans. We’re trying to tackle lots of exciting projects! Happy New Year to you and your family! xox
MelissaDecember 28, 2020 at 7:30 am
Your table looks beautiful Sarah! Oh the power of paint – it never disappoints. No snow here in Alabama. With our 60 degree temps I just spray painted a mirror (the frame) last week in the back yard. I have it hung on my back patio (in the elements) so I hope it holds up. Hope you enjoy your “quiet” week. Can’t wait to see the guest room and what you have planned for 2021. Happy New Year!
SarahDecember 28, 2020 at 2:16 pm
Thanks, Melissa! You’re right- painting is always fun, instant gratification :) We’ve had snow flurries off and on today. 60 degrees sounds like a vacation to me :) That’s so nice! I hope you’re having a happy holiday season and have a good NYE. I’m really looking forward to kicking off new projects next week. Thank you for being here! xo
PaigeDecember 28, 2020 at 8:28 am
Spray paint has come such a long way! Not too many years ago it was very obvious what was a spray paint job and now one can never be certain when done correctly. Happy New Year!
SarahDecember 28, 2020 at 2:13 pm
I totally agree, Paige! I hope you’re having a happy holiday season and have a happy new year :) xo
LaurenDecember 28, 2020 at 8:54 am
The tablescape is gorgeous! I adore the green you used against the velvet ribbon. The color contrast and texture contrast are incredible. The pieces you painted all turned out beautifully…although I’m jealous you have a paint booth at your disposal! Paint truly is transformative, and it always amazes me the pieces you find to paint. I’d love to know if it would work on glass. I have a bunch of vases that are less than desirable colors, but their size is perfect. A coat of paint might just do the trick! We have rain here, finally!! It looks like a cold week ahead leading up to NYE, and I’m not mad about it. We are still cleaning up the Christmas mayhem over here, and I may just spend the last week of 2020 cleaning, purging and reorganizing for the year ahead. We have only a family dinner planned for NYE, but how lovely you’ll be able to spend the day on the slopes! So very jealous! Have a happy New Year, and we’ll see you back with the amazing guest bedroom! Cheers to that!
SarahDecember 28, 2020 at 2:13 pm
Thank you, Lauren! The paint booth definitely comes in handy…that is where we painted our vintage dining set. So many perks to Emmett working for such a cool company. We’re lucky! Great question about glass- everything we painted was glass, and so far it’s holding up well. They’re not pieces that see a lot of action, but for centerpieces or candleholders, it’s a great solution. I’m so glad you’re getting rain and winter weather. We did not have a white Christmas here in Utah and I was bummed the weather didn’t cooperate. Oh well! Better late than never. That’s my plan for this week- cleaning, purging, getting organized, planning, and trying to start the year on the right foot. We’ll see how it plays out :) I hope you and the fam had a wonderful Christmas and have a fun timing celebrating NYE as a family- that sounds perfect! PS: I made the soup and it was so good! xox
Danna FDecember 28, 2020 at 9:20 am
Your table and setting is so quaint and beautiful! Love the floral arrangement. Paint has come a long way especially spray paint and the color choices. Those Eve Coupe cocktail glasses are divine and would look magnificent on your table! When I saw the crystal orb it reminded me of the popular crystal bowls that everyone would put on their table and added votive lights. I love that yours is a little more modern and will cast a pretty sparkle to the table setting. Your glass hurricane and cutting board are some of my favorites! No matter what the new year plans are I hope you & Emmett have a wonderful weekend. 2020 has been a challenging year and one I have learned a lot from. I appreciate all the time and effort you have given to your blog and us. Thank you for always replying and acknowledging your readers. Cheers to a year filled with dreams and hopes to come true. Can’t wait to share some upcoming plans with you in the new year. I look forward to shopping more from Tuesday Made and sharing with my friends. You are the best Sarah! Happy New Year to you & Emmett.
SarahDecember 28, 2020 at 2:06 pm
Thanks, Danna! Paint really has come a long way. I might have to buy a set of those coupe glasses- they’re SO beautiful! The orbs really make the light dance around- they’re fun. I’ll be styling them around our house all year. Haha! Both the hurricane and the cutting board feel like timeless classics to me. I also love that they’re from our shop :) Much like you, I’ve learned a lot during this difficult year. I truly appreciate you being here, taking the time to chat with me, and for your encouragement. At this point, we’re all great friends around here and it is truly my pleasure to host such fun, inspiring conversations about design and life. Cheers to a year filled with dreams and hope! I love that. Well said, Danna! I’m excited to hear more about your plans and projects for the year ahead. Thank you again for spreading the word about Tuesday Made :) We’re so thankful!! Happy New Year to you and your family. xox
ViktorijaDecember 28, 2020 at 11:41 am
Merry Christmas! Your NYE table setting is gorgeous. I really like the way the vase and votives turned out.
SarahDecember 28, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Thank you, Viktorija! I hope you also had a wonderful Christmas :)
MaggieDecember 28, 2020 at 2:33 pm
Merry Christmas! I love the tablescape! The green color is so pretty. I also loved the limestone spray paint job you did a while back! Hope you have a great NYE!
SarahDecember 28, 2020 at 6:28 pm
Thank you, Maggie! I hope you had a lovely Christmas as well :) That “limestone” bust is my favorite, too. Happy NYE! xo
SarahJanuary 5, 2021 at 11:31 am
Congrats Maggie!! You’re the giveaway winner for this one. I’ll be in touch via email to get your mailing address and paint color selection :) Thanks again for entering! xo
TeriDecember 28, 2020 at 5:29 pm
I love the way the votives turned out! I just love spray paint…easy and frugal transformations.
SarahDecember 28, 2020 at 6:28 pm
Thanks so much, Teri! Me too… spray paint is a magical material :)
Katie WallaceDecember 28, 2020 at 6:58 pm
Merry Christmas!! I love this idea of unifying the color on your tablescape! I never would have thought to spray paint pieces to make them match… but this is getting me thinking about a few fun options to add to our spring table for 2021!!
I am a relatively new follower and love your blog!! Keep it up!!
SarahDecember 29, 2020 at 11:34 am
Hope you had a lovely Christmas, Katie :) I really appreciate your kind words and am so happy to hear that. Thanks for being here! Have a happy new year! xo
Sara HadleyDecember 28, 2020 at 7:44 pm
Beautiful! Happy New Year!
SarahDecember 29, 2020 at 11:32 am
Thank you! Happy New Year, Sara :) xo
RebekahDecember 28, 2020 at 7:45 pm
Absolutely in love with that color! And I love the simplicity of this so much. This also made me realize once again the impact that florals can have on a table scape! Thank you so much for sharing!
SarahDecember 29, 2020 at 11:31 am
Thanks, Rebekah! Florals make such a big difference. Even though we eat dinner here normally, it feels much more special with flowers and candles :) perfect for our quiet NYE at home! xo
Julia ZautckeDecember 28, 2020 at 10:01 pm
Happy Holidays, Sarah! Thanks for everything this year. I feel like we were just blessed with the finish of your living room and I can’t wait to see how you make it feel cohesive with the dining room. I love love love reading your blog with breakfast in the morning. It helps start my day with beauty and creativity. And congrats on your new shop! Here’s to a great year ahead.
SarahDecember 29, 2020 at 11:30 am
Happy holidays to you, Julia! I appreciate your kind words so much. Thank you for showing up to read and chat design with me :) It makes my day hearing that you start yours with your morning coffee here! Cheers to a wonderful year ahead. xo
Lynn ShankmanDecember 29, 2020 at 1:01 am
Happy New Year! That color is exactly what I am looking for. I was not sure what color to paint a thrifted lamp that I found and it’s been sitting in my basement WAITING for me to make up my mind. I was going to paint it with some left over latex, but now spray paint in Matte Spanish Moss sounds perfect. As always, thanks for pointing me in the right direction!
Enjoy your “party of two” date. It sounds like a lovely day.
SarahDecember 29, 2020 at 11:28 am
Happy New Year, Lynn! I love the idea of a lamp color. It’s such a nice green :) Happy New Year! xo
Rebecca HDecember 29, 2020 at 6:54 am
I love this idea! The green is so perfect too. I’m going to have to check out that color.
SarahDecember 29, 2020 at 11:27 am
Love hearing that, Rebecca! It’s a great color :)
ElizabethDecember 29, 2020 at 6:58 am
That is the perfect color for pulling together your table scape! I’m hoping for some warmer days so I can work on a spray paint project of my own.
SarahDecember 29, 2020 at 11:26 am
Thank you, Elizabeth! Crossing my fingers you get some mild weather for painting :)
KathyDecember 29, 2020 at 8:33 am
Wishing you and Emmet only the best in 2021! Loved my items from Tuesday Made (a little bit of a Christmas present to myself) and look forward to buying more next year. Enjoy your time away… you guys deserve it!
SarahDecember 29, 2020 at 11:26 am
Thanks so much, Kathy! We truly appreciate your support :) So happy you loved your items. Happy New Year!!
T.K. WilliamsDecember 29, 2020 at 11:26 am
Such a wonderful tablescape idea for two. Love the spray painting tip to make decor items more cohesive! And the moss green couldn’t be more beautiful. It’s my second favorite color, next to Emerald green. 💚💚
SarahDecember 29, 2020 at 11:27 am
Thank you so much! I also love a good green color palette :) Timeless!
Sharon KusDecember 29, 2020 at 1:24 pm
Gorgeous and very inspirational! What a beautiful place to dine on NYE and every single day!
SarahJanuary 3, 2021 at 10:19 pm
Thank you, Sharon! Hope you’re having a great new year so far :)
SabaDecember 29, 2020 at 4:50 pm
You never disappoint and the Spanish moss is definitely a very soothing color
SarahJanuary 3, 2021 at 10:16 pm
Aw thanks, Saba :) I like that color a lot, too!
TawnyDecember 29, 2020 at 7:35 pm
I thought those votives were your enviable vintage espresso cups at first haha. I love the pattern and the green gives them depth + character. Did you spray the insides as well? Or do they have to be unpainted because of the votive flame? I can’t really tell from the pictures.
SarahJanuary 3, 2021 at 10:15 pm
They are so similar!! I thought the same thing once they were painted :) We didn’t spray the insides because of the flame (just to be safe). I know Krylon has some high-heat / heat resistant paint that would’ve worked, but this is what I had on hand. Hope that helps!
Diane BrookDecember 30, 2020 at 2:38 am
I love how the spray painting transformed your votives and vase. Your table display looks amazing and has encouraged me to decorate more. Thank you for the inspiration! Wish I had US postal address to try and win your lovely giveaway. I will have to see what spray paints they have here in the UK… Watch this space, as they say!
SarahJanuary 3, 2021 at 10:08 pm
Thanks, Diane! I love hearing that :) I’m sorry the giveaway is limited to the USA and CA… maybe next time I can convince them to expand. Shipping gets so tricky! Hope your year is off to a wonderful start.
Amanda FDecember 30, 2020 at 11:07 am
So lovely! I love all the pieces and how you put them together! Also appreciate how you set the table for just two- I feel like everyone else sets a whole big table for 6-10, but it’s just two of us here most of the time, so that inspiration is very welcome =)
SarahJanuary 3, 2021 at 9:57 pm
Thank you so much, Amanda! We’re in the same boat… it’s usually just the two of us, as well :) Hope your new year is off to a lovely start! xo
EileenJanuary 1, 2021 at 10:16 pm
Absolutely stunning! I would’ve never guessed those were painted. The color is better. The dinning room set too. We recently purchased a vintage table and several weeks later found the perfect chairs. And 5! For everyone in our family. Luckily the table and chairs don’t need to be restrained. Just a nice cleaning and new fabric for the seats.
SarahJanuary 3, 2021 at 9:44 pm
Thank you, Eileen! I love our vintage dining set- it’s so special. I love hearing that you also have a vintage set and were able to score the perfect chairs- that’s amazing! Happy cleaning and reupholstering :) xo
EileenJanuary 3, 2021 at 9:58 pm
Ops, I meant the color is beautiful! I get so much inspiration and ideas from blogs/IG accounts like yours:)
ashlea sukhwaniJanuary 2, 2021 at 8:11 am
i am loving the spanish moss color, i have been looking for the perfect color to paint some side tables and i think this is it!
SarahJanuary 3, 2021 at 9:40 pm
Thanks, Ashlea! It’s a beautiful color :)
TulikaJanuary 2, 2021 at 7:14 pm
Love the candle holder and all the décor items. Loved the way table was setup and each and every décor items. Hope to learn more ideas from you.
SarahJanuary 3, 2021 at 9:39 pm
Thanks, Tulika! Happy new year :) I hope it’s off to an amazing start! xo
Sidney NelsonJanuary 3, 2021 at 7:43 am
Sarah, I just discovered you, wow! I love how you spray painted the table top accessories to pull together the look you wanted for NYE dinner. Krylon spray paint is a designers best tool, you can transform most anything and at a very reasonable price! Thanks, Sarah, and Krylon for helping make our ideas come together.
SarahJanuary 3, 2021 at 9:38 pm
Thanks so much, Sidney! Hope your new year is off to an amazing start :) xo