6.27.2010

prepping the {picnic} table

I have not done a ton of outdoor entertaining at my current abode so when I decided to have an impromptu casual dinner for friends I looked at my very bare picnic table and knew something had to be done...something quick and on a budget. So this is the blank slate...
I searched the house and found some left over fabric that I had purchased from pottery barn (really!) and then gathered up some candles, my herb pot and snipped a few lilacs from my bush and without spending a cent, voila. Nothing too fancy but definitely an improvement...


(blurry photos via my iphone)

16 comments:

chelsea said...

It's always so fun to make a pretty table out of things that are just sitting around the house! I just love the mix of patterns here.

SPLENDEROSA said...

Oh, & you just happened to have those lovely ikat pillows? Nice.

SogniSorrisi said...

It looks fab. So summery!

Emily said...

I love that fabric. Great job, and I'm sure the dinner was just as good!

Flick, said...

What a lovely quick and free face lift for your table! The colours really brighten it up, and anyone would be very happy to be dining out there now!
:) Flick

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

love that tablecloth! so cheery and summery. I love to set a pretty table out of things I have at home too! so lucky to have lilacs in your own garden! xo

Arlene Grasman said...

Lovely patterns. Does the weather allow a picnic? :)

Lissa @ After Adornment said...

Nice! That is a great big piece of fabric you just had laying around. Have any other plans besides table cloth?

Wahzat Gayle said...

very nice. love those cushions!

Melissa Blake said...

That is a lovely creation!! :)

k said...

How cute! I'm so impressed, I would love to have a dinner party with my girlfriends there!

Callie Grayson said...

what a perfect back yard setting!
I was just thinking about a picnic table like this for my back yard!! I want to paint one a bright pretty colour!

that fabric is lovely
xx
callie

Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

i LOVE the combination of those two fabrics.

Kat said...

Very pretty, and didn't cost anything? You are good!
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Design Actually said...

So pretty, love the pottery barn fabric!

rüya tabirleri said...

Oh, & you just happened to have those lovely ikat pillows? Nice.