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Recently my mom asked me to design a centerpiece for her dining room table. I was actually inspired by this fashion friday post with the different textures, the muted colors, and the feeling of very early spring.

I started by finding the cool glass dome in her basement. Then I sketched out some ideas. I’m a big believer of using the materials around you and I knew my dad had tons of wood scraps in his shop so I decided to make some wood candlesticks. D helped me drill the holes in them and sand them down. Then I lightly stained them. I wanted them at all different heights so they looked more organic.

I bought the candlesticks at Michael’s. For the base, I had my dad saw a piece off a big log he had in his firewood pile. I actually had to glue the bark back on but a little hot glue fixed that. To add a little more interest to the base, I loosely wrapped some knotted twine around the dome.

For the runner, I found this fabric right by the muslin at Hobby Lobby and just cut it to fit the length of the table. Since I wanted it to have a natural feel, I didn’t  bother with sewing and even frayed the ends a little – soo easy!

For the side pieces, I had D drill small holes in two logs and stuck some pretty fake flowers in them. I have no green thumb – I’m all about fake flowers ;).

I’d love to hear what you think! When I showed my mom last night, she loved it! Hope you do too! I encourage all of you to get inspired by what you see around you. I think this project is a big reflection of my surroundings. That makes me really happy since I know that inspiration can be found anywhere you go!

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I'm Kelly, a designer at IBM Interactive and shop owner at Waterfolk Goods. I live in Minnesota with my husband, our 2 boys and tiny dog.



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