Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A new dining room centerpiece.

**The night picture has been added. ;)

I have mentioned before that there were many things I didn't love about our dining room before:
One of the biggies was the centerpiece. I don't do centerpieces. I'm OK with the little kitchen table, but big, long-A dining room tables I am totally at a loss for. I always imagine some gorgeous expanse of something...just never knew what that something was.

Then I saw an idea on HGTV a few months ago, and I started gathering up my supplies over time. More on that later....

A few weeks ago while walking through Target, looking at the back to school stuff (and wishing it was fall decor, puhleeze), I saw a $4.50 mirror, and it hit me. I knew exactly what I was going to do. I grabbed the mirror:
It was CHEAP, flimsy, easily breakable. So I carefully pulled off the craptastic frame:
I was left with the flimsy mirror and the paper backing. I left that on, just so I wouldn't have to risk breaking the glass. Or maybe it's that I was lazy. I don't know.

Anyhoo...I found some extra plywood in the garage and went to Lowe's to have it cut down to the size I needed -- one foot by four feet.

I used this handy dandy glue all over the plywood:
And just set the paper-backed mirror down on it. I wiggled it around for a bit, to make the glue smoosh around and adhere, and then turned the whole thing upside down so the weight of the plywood would create a good seal. I did all this on the floor, so everything was level.

Then, I took some of the fab, chunky molding from my Ballard Designs shelves (I swear this stuff is going up all over my house!) and cut it with my precious compound miter saw to fit right over the mirror:
It was a bit too stark for me at first, so to get the distressed look you see above, I used my handheld sander, and scuffed up the edges just a bit:
I wanted the distressing to look like the color of the table, so I took my itty bitty can of walnut stain:
(This little can has lasted foreva.) I used a foam brush and wiped it on the bare wood, then used a wet paper towel to quickly wipe it off. This was the result:
The items I have been gathering for months are simple glass candleholders, in all different sizes:
Most of these I got for $1 and $2 at Goodwill. I think only three I actually purchased at Hobby Lobby, for half off. The most I paid was $10 for the largest one in the middle. It was freaky weird that I ended up with almost exact pairs of sizes over a span of a few months. I didn't plan it that way, but it worked out perfect!

My inspiration was from an HGTV show where they wrapped similar holders with gauzy fabric, and it created such a pretty glow. So I got fabric for just a few bucks in white, and using double-sided tape, I wrapped all of them:
They aren't perfect on one side, but if anyone ever noticed that in person, I'd give them a gold star, for real. Or a cookie. Whatever they'd rather have for being insanely observant. ;)

You'll notice in this picture, even though I had painted it all out, the plywood was really noticeable on the bottom:
I tried to live with it, I did. For about a week, I did! But it looked so unfinished to me, it was giving me the heebies. I struck gold yesterday in the garage when I found extra molding I had used in the room. It was perfect to wrap the whole thing:
Ahhhh, yes. I can stop itching, the hives are gone.

It is beautiful on it's own, but I crave WARM, so luckily this is just the time of year to get that. I added more beady thangs:
Some cutie little smell-good pinecones:
And it's really, really lovely:
Here it is as I peek around the corner:
Can't show you the windows just yet -- that's next. ;) I really adore this. It's simple, it's clean, but it can be dressed up so easily. And this isn't just for the table -- when I was working on it, I held it up to the wall and realized how gorgeous it would be hanging too...I may make another to do just that!

Although it's pretty during the day, it is just stunning at night. I was going to wait to post this so I could take one final picture tonight, but I know how mean that would be, since I've been tweeting about it constantly lately.
And here. you. go:
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183 comments:

  1. Very pretty! Love the look of the fabric on the glass vases. Looks awesome! -Kelsee

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  2. love it! in fact, you've inspired me. I went to Michael's, bought tons of stuff 50% off and have been making wreaths and vignettes since. (I'm an ex-floral designer). haven't finished my post yet, so stop by tomorrow for a looksie. I like your clean holiday displays - so beautiful. But I tend to gunk it up w/loads of ribbon and florals - just my way, I guess.

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  3. That is gorgeous! I know it must look so pretty at night too. :)

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  4. Golden.
    You have inspired me once again. Thanks! :)

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  5. okay I can't believe I'm even surprised at how pretty it is...I mean you made it, do you do anything ugly???

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  6. You're so patient to collect all that glassware over time. ;) It looks great! Definitely like the look of the "heavier" centerpiece on your table to balance out the weight of all your big furniture. I bet it is really beautiful all lit up at night. I'll have to stop back by later to check it out!

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  7. I just LOVE it! I'm so inspired by how you find bits and pieces (like the leftover moulding) and put it all together to make it work!! So cool!

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  8. It is perfect. I love the molding, love the glass holders, love the little beady things! I clearly need to ask Santa for a miter saw...it is so on my list!

    Chelsea

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  9. That is just amazing!! can't wait for the night pix

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  10. Now I know exactly what I want to do with that old mirror in my garage! I just need to get the candle holders, fabric, bead things. Oh yea, the long table.

    It's beautiful, as always. Love how it turned out.

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  11. Hi Sarah! Oh, this is so beautiful! You did a great job and you're very creative.

    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  12. Love it and love how you solved bringing something in for the length of a dining room table! The molding looks fantastic and before I saw the plywood covered picture I thought it would look good hanging too. Even a chalkboard with that white molding and the walnut stainy thing you did. I'll bet it looks great at night.

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  13. i loooooooove it! i also have a table similiar to yours and im forever changing out the centerpiece but of course when you have decorators ocd, it is just never right....but you have once again inspired me to change mine yet again! thanks! :)

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  14. Wow! I love it!!! So simple, really, but sophisticated.
    I feel like such a slacker when I read your blog and see all the finished projects you start. I wish I had an ounce of the energy you have to finish the "wips" (works in progress) around my house. Thanks for more inspiration!

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  15. Once again, A-MAZ-ING! You're just too good at this!

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  16. Love it!! Gorgy Georgie!! I can see this transitioning through different seasons easily too.

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  17. Wow, that is gorgeous! My dining table is a catch-all for everything all the time, so I'm a little jealous.
    Also, I bought some of those beady things last night (after your very inspirational fall decor post). I love them, but they were the biggest pain EVER to unroll! I had beads shooting everywhere.
    So...maybe beady things aren't for me :)

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  18. I LOVE THIS!! It is a fabulous centerpiece...great idea!!!

    Hugs,
    ~Victoria~

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  19. Beautiful. I'm always stumped when it comes to centerpeices. thanks for the inspiration!

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  20. su-weet!!! that looks like something from Z Gallerie- lovely my dear just lovely!

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  21. SARAH!!! That is just GORGEOUS!!!

    ~TidyMom

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  22. Great gravy, that's gorgeous!! It's still so hot here, but all this talk of fall makes me want to break out the fall decor.

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  23. You genius woman! I will steal that idea! I have one of those mirrors upstairs collecting dust and I have those cylinders glass vases. Smart smart woman! :) Thanks for sharing that idea!

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  24. So pretty! You and your mitered molding self are too cool!!

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  25. SOOOO PREEEEEETTTTYYY!!! I love it the fabric on the candle holders really makes it beautiful.
    Zizette

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  26. I SO love to copy your ideas! This is another awesome one that I can't wait to start collecting goodies for!

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  27. This is an absolutely fantastic centerpiece. Very elegant and lovely. Pat yourself on your crafty little back. :)

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  28. I looks so great! What a beautiful idea and an inexpensive way to fill up a long table. I bet you'll get a lot of good use out of that mirror.

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  29. Shut the front door - you rock! I love it. And it's so great you can use this year round and just switch out the details at the bottom. You blow me away ALL THE TIME! Well done... now I know what to do with the WalMart mirror I've been toating around from move to move because I haven't bought a new mirror for our bedroom - this gives me an excuse! ox

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  30. Absolutely GORGEOUS!!

    I love it. Going to copy you ....

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  31. I'd love to have your brain for just one day. Imagine all the wonderfulness that I could dream up. Seriously, your centerpiece is amazing! You should email Target and show them what you did with their mirror. I bet they'd be floored.

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  32. It's fabulous! And looks so expensive too ;-)

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  33. I love it….what a great way to fancy up a table. The best part is that it will be easy to change and redecorate it with all the different seasons. We have a pretty long dining room table could use something just like this! I need to start collecting all the goodies!

    :o)


    http://domesticprincessintraining.blogspot.com

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  34. Gorg!!!!!!!

    You rock.
    No really.
    You do!

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  35. Gor-Gee-Ous!!! My new word, just for your centerpiece. I love my miter saw too, I am going to put it to work copying, er...I mean...being inspired by this centerpiece!!! Great job, Pam
    If I didn't have such a nasty cold I would stay up waiting for you next photo.

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  36. It's beautiful, Sarah! :) I love the way you find your inspiration and THEN find a way to make it happen for less. :)

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  37. I'm gonna send you some popcorn, some dried beans and a shoe box, and I bet you can make it look gorgeous!! Ok, just kidding, I'm really not, but that looks fabulous!!! you did great, girl!

    Suzanne

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  38. OK...it is official...you CAN do it all.

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  39. love this idea. My dinig room table is so big and everything looks dwarfed by it. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  40. Oh I love this... SO pretty! Great job...thanks for the idea!!
    ~Whitney

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  41. What a great idea. Love how you used the molding. Very, very nice!

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  42. WOW! You are so freaking talented!!! I am constantly amazed by your ideas & creations...a true gift from Above!

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  43. Love it! I have a big dining table and this would so work on it. Have to start scrounging.

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  44. Well, girlfriend....this is absolutely WONDERFUL...WONDERFUL !!

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  45. Well, girlfriend....this is absolutely WONDERFUL...WONDERFUL !!

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  46. Well, you really did good here, girlfriend. This is WONDERFUL !!
    I love it!!

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  47. wow- gorgeous! I love the fabric you chose to wrap the glass in. I love it!

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  48. Love it! Love it! Love it! It has a wonderful look - and you were so creative - and thrifty!

    I'm looking forward to seeing it within the whole room.

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  49. It looks super! I'm a sucker for little red berries anywhere...

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  50. I just can't believe how creative you are sometimes. It looks fab!

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  51. Um yes that is gorgeous... I am so glad you finished it with molding..."I was like oh no she didn't leave it like that!" The hives are gone on me also. I LOVES IT NOW!

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  52. Beautiful! I'm impressed with how creative and resourceful you are.

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  53. You're nicer than me. If somebody notices something you give away gold stars. I just don't invite them back. HA!

    Oh, and I love it. But, of course, that goes without saying. If I ever leave my husband it'll be for a great piece of chair rail.

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  54. Gasp! I love it! I'm always so inspired by you whenever I leave your site. It maes me want to jump into my craft room and get to work, despite the fact that it's 10pm and the whole house is asleep. It's so beautiful!

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  55. Love, love, love it! You are inspiring me to try something new. Preferably not involving a mitre saw. I'm still too scared to try that!

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  56. It just looks stunning. What a fabulous idea. Hugs, Marty

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  57. It looks wonderful! Super versatile too! Great job!

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  58. WOW! That turned out amazing! I had ONE of those jars, but my cats/and or kids broke it!

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  59. i really really wish i could find a random object and see it's potential the way that you do!!!

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  60. So completely love it! My dining room is free should you ever decide to make another. LOL

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  61. great idea! It makes the area look so warm and cozy...perfect for fall :) those mirrors are the best! cheap and versatile...I love your spin on it. I turned one into a keyholder and I love it.

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  62. Love it! I just got a miter saw and I'm thinkin' this would be a great first project!

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  63. I love it! Both during the day and at night look lovely!

    Thanks for showing all of the steps along the way!

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  64. Love it. Are you making one to sell? I want the candles from the post just before thise. I'm not crafty to make these.

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  65. Eeeee! I Loooove it. You are my decorating role model, lady!

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  66. WOW. Just WOW. Its amazing how something can really turn a space into a thing of beauty. You have inspired me. :) Its time to tackle my home and make it beautiful again.

    I'm going to blog it at my blog, Reclaiming The Home. Stop by for a visit sometime if you like!

    http://reclaimingthehome.blogspot.com/

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  67. I'm new to blogland and have no idea how I found your blog but I'm so glad. i've enjoy it so much that its a must for me.
    I love your new center piece. I too have a big table and I had no idea how to dress it up and now you have given us all such a great idea. I have to be honest and say that I'm not crafty so I will not be making this but I will look for things to imitade your piece.
    I absolutly love the photo with the light off, it gives such a warm, chic and romantic feel.

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  68. Well, you knocked this one out of the park!
    Janell

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  69. Drop Dead GORGEOUS!!!!

    I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE this!!!
    The candles are just to die for!
    GREAT JOB!

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  70. Ooooh Ahhhhh, Ooooh Ahhhhh! Killer all the way around. It's going to take you days just to read the compliments! You should make some to sell as suggested by some of the earlier posts. You would certainly be a bit hit! Please keep it coming! Could you post on how to work with a miter saw for wood trim projects you do so well? - that is if you haven't done so already. I am new to your blog, so forgive me if you have!

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  71. I am in awe. It just kept getting better and better and the final product is incredible!!! This is gorgeous and I just can't believe you made this out of your own creativity in your mind, wow.

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  72. WOW Sarah - That is beautiful!!! You are so creative and inspiring :) I love how you changed the direction of the fabric on some of them - I didn't notice until the night picture. I can't wait to see what you are up to with your windows!
    Erica :)

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  73. AMAZING IDEA!!! THANKS FOR SHARING!

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  74. Oh. My. Gawsh! That is truly one of the most stunning centerpieces I've ever seen.

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  75. This is beautiful!! I Love it!

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  76. Love it! This gives me ideas for cheap mirrors :-)

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  77. Just GORGEOUS!! I love the fabric over the glass!

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  78. Very, very pretty and clever idea. LOVE it!!

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  79. Girl you just rock!!

    I did two of your placemat pillows and the 9 squares. I'll have to show you how they turned out, I was so excited!!!

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  80. Sarah,

    I have to tell you this is my favorite blog! I love to decorate, yet I'm on a tight budget. It can be done well for less, right?!

    Please visit my blog when you have a chance. I mostly write about funny things and being married to a pastor, but I am working on adding pics and things and talking about decorating a little. Take a peek when you have a second. Until then, I'll keep stalking your blog for sure.


    layne-truemusings.blogspot.com

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  81. You are really very creative; I love that!!

    ps. I bought that same mirror, it makes me look skinny ;)

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  82. Gorgeous! I just love your blog and am so glad I found it! You gave me the inspiration to paint my front door black. And it looks fabulous! :)

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  83. Love, love, love it! So pretty and so perfect for everyday, but like you said so easily dressed up! BEAUTIFUL!!!

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  84. Wow! That's beautiful! I especially LOVE it all lit up at night!

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  85. Dear goodness, I'm going to have to stop reading your blog because I commit the sin of covetousness with every single post. That centerpiece at night...GAH! It's gorgeous!

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  86. Love it! I too have collected clear glass cylinders over time, well...anything clear glass really, as it is so versatile! I put together a similar centerpiece for Christmas using cranberries and mini glass ball ornaments. I like how you wrapped the cylinders, nice effect. I've done it before using vellum...printing out pictures onto the vellum (black and white works best), the warm glow of the candle is quite pretty behind the photos. I'd thought about spelling out something for the holidays this year on the vellum for something different. Keep the ideas coming! Oh, and I too am a HUGE SLAH fan...people think I'm a consultant as I own so much!! LOL

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  87. I love it! It does look beautiful at night.

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  88. I absolutely adore this transformation!

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  89. This is really Gorge! Way to go. My husband and I are buying a house and I am looking for all kinds of thrifty ideas to dress it up and this is wonderful. Thanks!

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  90. love it! maybe i'll copy you... maybe i wont. i will let it marinade for now. thanks for the idea!

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  91. I absolutely love this! I'm going to blog about this project (and how much I love it) on my blog for the DIY Scavenger Hunt. I cannot wait to do this myself.

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  92. Wow.....that is beautiful!!! Thanks for the idea! LOVE.IT! Gives me an idea for centerpieces for our church's valentine banquet. Thanks!

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  93. OMG- this stunning! My friend is getting married and Iam helping with the decor, I'm totally copying this!!! You are AMAZING!!!!

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  94. Umm...this is gorgeous!!! What a dramatic centerpiece for your table. I love it.

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  95. oh my! you have outdone yourself on this one! great, great job!
    ~Karin

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  96. I love it. What a great idea, the night picture is beautiful. I have have read your blog for a long time, I love, love, love, your ideas!!

    matthew-amandawatson.blogspot.com

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  97. I've never really cared for those tall, plain cyclindrical vases but they look so insanely gorgeous with that fabric on them. I love your addition of the "beady thangs" too. ;)

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  98. Oh my gosh Sarah! I love this!! I am so copying you.

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  99. Wow! That is gorgeous! Great Job! I want one :)

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  100. What a fantastic job on that center piece! HGTV and you did a great job!
    Pam

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  101. holy canoly, that is gorgeous!!! look at you all getting lucky that the molding fit the sides so perfectly too!

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  102. So I've been checking out your site for a while now, and I just have to tell you that I used my husbands compound miter for the first time last weekend! While I flinched EVERYTIME the blade hit the PVC I was cutting, it was quite empowering!! I believe I'll be reusing the trim molding we took out in new and creative ways all over the house now!!
    Thanks for the ever inspiring ideas!!

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  103. GOR-GEOUS!!! I have been reading (stalking) your blog for a long time. It's my favorite. You have done a lot of beautiful things, but this is one I think I might have to get off my rear and copy. :)

    I am a DIYer too, and would like to start a blog someday if I can ever find the time. I enjoyed your post about blogging. Thanks for sharing.

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  104. My God, woman. You are just amazingly creative. Really inspiring.

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  105. When I saw the 'old' picture of your dining room I cracked up!! It is the exact same candle holder on my loonnngg table and it always looks so straggly and lonely...thanks for all your wonderful ideas!

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  106. I love that! I left my old mirror like that at my parents when I moved, hmmmmm, wonder if it's still there?! Really creative and inspiring. Looks great.

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  107. That is so creative. I have the same problem when it comes to centerpieces for my dining room table....I love this idea. I really got to go get me a miter saw and some molding.

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  108. I've linked you to my blog....
    endlesscrafting.blogspot.com

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  109. Ohhhhhhhhhhh! I love it! Really love it! And I just saw some great gauzy black spider web fabric and I think it would be so fun to do something similar to this for a Halloween centerpiece!

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  110. So pretty! I love the glow. Great job!

    XOXO
    Jen

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  111. That is great! Visiting from Rhoda's. Loved your mantle transformation!!

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  112. Wow! This is wonderful. I have a HUGE dining table so I'll certainly be looking for one of those big mirrors to put on it and will get the compound mitre saw all warmed up for the molding. I see a trip to Target or Lowe's in my future!

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  113. Wow! It is gorgeous! Especially at night! Great job!!!

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  114. The centerpiece is so beautiful, nice work!

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  115. I love it! Wow! It makes a huge impact!

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  116. Sarah - it's stunning. I LOVE it! Now I need to go and redo my table! haha

    Thanks so much for your inspiration!

    Roeshel

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  117. I love it - how crafty are you? You have totally inspired me to re do my formal dining room!! Thanks!

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  118. Okay, confession time...I've been secretly stalking your blog for about a year now (oh gosh, how embarrassing to admit that!), and am just finally commenting. I'm sorry it took me so long! I love love LOVE your blog though. I've added your site to my blogroll (I hope you don't mind!) You always inspire me so much! Your house is absolutely beautiful and I've learned so much from you, so thank you! And, specific to this post- your centerpiece--ahh! love it! I am all about texture!

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  119. lurve it!! going to the local place today for some fall filler as i already used all of mine in other places so....excuse ;)

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  120. That is sooo beautiful and looks so pretty against your dark table!

    Manuela

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  121. I LURRRRRVE it! I think I will give this one a try. TFS.
    Michelle

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  122. OH MY!!! These are so pretty!!
    I will have to copy this one just like the Placemat Pillows!!

    I am a follower, I hope you will stop by my blog and do the same!!

    Thanks!
    PS Thrifty Decor Chick is a household name around my house...

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  123. Where did you find the fabric if you don't mind sharing? I SO want to make one of these, but I love the look of the fabric you used that I'm not sure anything else would look as good!

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  124. Random story... I love love love your blog, and I've even credited one of your smaller projects on my own blog, well yesterday a client of mine and I were talking about my blog and she was telling me about this lady she knew in real life who has an amazing blog and was telling me about this centerpiece project...well lo and behold, when I checked in today to see what you had on your blog, it was the same project, and you are who she was telling me about. Super small world!

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  125. I LOVE your blog! I am going to make this centerpiece. It turned out really pretty. Thank you for all the great ideas.

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  126. that night-time photo is da bomb!

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  127. LOVe this idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  128. I can totally see this sitting out on a table in Pottery Barn. GORG!! You rock my thrifty sistah!

    Hugs,
    Linda

    P.S. I bought the last two pumpkins at my Dollar Tree last week, too! Too funny! I need to check some others to see if I can find just 1 more! I'm OCD like that, too!

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  129. Wow - this is really stunning! I love the soft glow. This makes me want to have a dinner party. Now I just need a dining table... :)

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  130. Gorgeous Center piece! It looks fantastic. I just hope you put some felt circles or something on the bottom so it doesn't scratch the beautiful wood of your table. I love it! I am hosting Thanksgiving this year and am in need of a good centerpiece for my huge table. Thanks for the inspiration to keep digging!.

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  131. You have such an amazing talent for decorating! I do not have a LICK of creative ability with decorating, so seeing/reading how you come up with these ideas is just amazing!! I get all giddy inside after reading your posts because I KNOW I can do it....I just couldn't come up with the awesome idea(s)! Thank you for your blog, creativity and HUMOR! You are HILARIOUS!

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  132. That's it. Best project ever. Hands down! Nicely done!

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  133. This is such a great decor piece! I absolutely love it! Fall is my favorite time of year and I'm just starting to decorate my house too! :)

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  134. I have been SUPER busy and simply cannot keep up with all my blog stops, but every so often I check into yours and what did I find? Absolute BEAUTY! I LOVE in a bad way your candle arrangement. Seriously. I. Could. Die. I'm in school and don't have time for projects right now and it's giving ME the heebies! Ahh! Thanks again for the inspiration to make the ordinary COMPLETELY gorg! Two thumbs up Cutie! :o)

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  135. Your centerpiece is breathtaking. This is an ideal I will be keeping in my file. Thanks for sharing.
    Sandy

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  136. Oh' Sarah. The candles and mirror are so gorgeous. I just love it when you make something spectacular out ov everyday items. Beautiful, beautiful job. Thanks for sharing the step by step...Tracy

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  137. I already loved these...but that night picture - WOW! Lovely! Beautiful work, as always! :)

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  138. LOVE this! At first glance they look like the tall paper Chinese lamps, which again I heart. Wonderful idea.

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  139. Ooooooh. Love your centerpiece. I bookmarked your blog months ago - before I learned about subscribing and reader and all of that. I went back to my bookmarks tonight for some new inspiration and came back here and I am so glad I did. Thanks for sharing. My most recent post was on decorating with lighting. We seem to like similar things. I will be checking back.

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  140. so totally gorgeous! this is something I'd love to put on my table too. Mind if I copy you????
    thanks for sharing,
    Robinpich.blogspot.com

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  141. I love that, Sarah! I can't imagine me or my husband redoing molding, lol, so I'd probably have to live with the craptastic look...I bet it can be concealed a bit with something though...hmmmm...So pretty!

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  142. This is so lovely. I've never seen anything like it. It's breathhtaking. Wow.

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  143. I'm finally getting back in touch with my creative side now that I'm no longer working and an empty nest is in sight. I could spend all day reading blogs, but with this project I'm going to get out of my chair and get to work. Love it!

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  144. I just bought a mirror today to try this myself. I am wondering...if you had it to do over, would you LEAVE the frame attached to the mirror since you had to eventually go back and add trim to the bottom since you didn't like it? Mine is black if that makes a difference.
    Thanks!

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  145. Wow, I love this. For people like me who are not sure about taking the plunge into full-throttle seasonal decor, this gave fall and winter vibes in a very stylish and doable way!

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  146. I loved this for its simplicity and elegance. I saw it about a month ago and I began subscribing to your blog. The problem was that I subscribe to probably 18 to 20 blogs. I couldn't remember where I saw this. I am doing my own version and I am hoping it is okay to use one of your pictures - giving you credit of course. Please let me know if this is going to be a problem. I will do this post later this week.

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  147. So I totally copied your dining room centerpiece and I LOVE it! Thank you so much for the great inspiration:) My only glitch is I want that SAME fabric that you used (or something really similar;). I cannot find it anywhere:( I keep finding gauzy fabric that is plain or with a floral pattern which is NOT what I want.

    Do you have any more info. on the fabric that you used by any chance?

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  148. Wow!! Very crafty & thrifty !! Love it!!
    **smiles**

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  149. Love it! I referred your blog
    to another blogger who's
    working on renovating and
    decorating her home.

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  150. What a great project! I love the gauze covered candles.

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  151. I was searching one night at two am and found this post - I seriously could have written it! I have been with a centerpiece i like for over 9 years - this was so what i had in mind - so I borrowed your look and made it my own and posted today! :) thanks for all your inspiration! -greendoordesigns(dot)blogspot(dot)com :)
    Jenn

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  152. Your centerpiece is stunning! I was wondering how tall the tallest candle holder is? Also, are you burning real candles/tea lights or are you using battery operated lights in them?

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  153. Okay, okay, I am sooooo going to try the mirror table centerpiece.....I have never done anything like this before, but blogger fever will pull me through! I will feature my end product on my blog and will, of course(!) credit you with the idea!!!!!If I am successful... I will make one for my daughter too :)
    You are so inspiring, thanks!
    Mandy

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  154. Alright...I might be a little late but I love love love this!!! I thought of using this idea for other things but not a centerpiece I also wasn't quite sure how to accomplish the look you got. If I ever get around to making this accessory cabinet I'll shoot you some pics. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  155. This candle centerpiece you have made is AMAZING!! Hope it's okay, I've started a new blog and just couldn't resist but featuring it. You can see it here:

    http://frugal-home-design.blogspot.com/2012/01/beautiful-candle-centerpiece.html

    Thank you for sharing your gorgeous candle centerpiece :)

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