Need some inspiration for your Thanksgiving table and don’t want to spend an arm and a leg? Event Designer Haley Dotson of The Bride Link and Lindsay Barrows of Custom Love Gifts have you covered! With a color palette of bronze, gold, and silver, they creatively mixed metallics with natural and soft elements to design this stunning Fall tablescape. And you will be happy to learn that achieving this look won’t break the bank. Believe it or not, most of the items were purchased at the dollar store! Haley and Lindsay prove that with a coat of spray paint, savvy use of natural outdoor elements, and a DIY mindset, you can easily create a magazine cover-worthy Thanksgiving table yourself.
Haley gives us all the details, “Our goal was to show how to achieve an elegant Thanksgiving tablescape for Fall using easy and affordable DIY elements. We wanted to make the gorgeous tablescapes seen on the front of Pottery Barn and Country Living attainable for the everyday person.
“Minus the china, flatware, and the lovely floral centerpiece by Melissa Timm Designs, everything seen on the tablescape was purchased at The Dollar Tree or a craft store. A variety of metallic spray paints was the key to turning the once wooden candlesticks and orange pumpkins into an elegant array of Fall decorations. We purchased the sorbet bowls from the dollar store and finished off the tablescape with a little moss and foliage (easily found in the backyard). Lastly, the old hutch was filled with some our favorite Fall wedding favors from Custom Love Gifts.”
Sorbet cups filled with moss and topped with golden miniature pumpkins made for a beautifully festive touch to the place setting.
“The most successful way to paint a pumpkin is to first prime it, then use spray paint for the color coat. If primer is not used first, the painted pumpkins will easily chip and wear. Using primer will allow you to rearrange the pumpkins without risk of paint chipping.”
Custom Love Gifts made the delicious favors. If your guests are too full from Thanksgiving dinner – sending them off with a delicious treat for later is a great alternative to traditional dessert.
Stunning decor CAN be created on a budget with a little creativity and lots and lots of metallic spray paint. Haley Dotson