Like I shared last week with my easy farmhouse painted bottles, I have been trying to add some rustic farmhouse touches into my house without breaking the bank. Ever since we replaced our old and very outdated gold dining room chandelier with a rustic globe light, I have been trying to find something for my dining room table centerpiece. We have a taller table but would like to replace it soon with an average height table, so when we bought the new light, we hung it a little lower so it would accommodate the new table. This meant I had to move my tall glass vase that was my original centerpiece and find something shorter. This simple farmhouse centerpiece that I created not only looks great but adds a touch of whimsy to the room as well!
I had this galvanized metal square tote forever and never knew what to use it for. It has four compartments and could be used for carrying gardening tools, or perhaps for silverware display for when you had guests over, but I liked it so much I wanted to find use for it where it would be displayed all of the time.
Just like last weeks post, I decided to fill it with mason jars and the same combo of flowers that I used for the living room. For this one, I just used four regular mason jars and painted them white. I didn’t use any sand paper on these ones, since they weren’t really going to be seen too much.
Once the jars were dry, I filled them with some cotton stems, white flowers and also some pieces of pussy willow branch. The combo added color, height and texture to the piece. I just loved how they looked as a group!
I love how the metal looks against the white flowers. It screams farmhouse to me, and looks great with my favorite blue and white runner that I keep on the table after the Christmas decorations are put away! It’s light and easy to move too for when we have big dinners. Now I just need to get my new table to finish off the room!