Farmhouse Riser Centerpiece

Today I was able to enjoy one of my very favorite things, junkin’ with a good friend! We have a sale near us called the Kansas Oklahoma 100 mile garage sale and it is ahhhhh-mazing!! I found some great pieces, some of which I’ll be able to use on a farmhouse riser centerpiece that I’ve been envisioning!! Here’s a little snippet of some of my favorites!

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100 Mile Garage Sale Treasures

Of course I’m just giddy seeing all of the above treasures, and I had to bring a few home!! But, one of my favorite finds has to be the spindles that I scored for $2.00 each!! I knew they would be perfect for a project(s), but I didn’t realize how quickly they would become useful until I found this beautiful, old, chippy table leaf in my wood stash.

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This old, chippy, painted table leaf will be perfect for my project!

Here’s What I did!

I know I want to put “feet” on my leaf in order to raise it and use on my table for a fall/Thanksgiving centerpiece. So, I decide to cut a small section from the spindles to create the four “feet” that I need.

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$2.00 spindles

Using a miter saw, I cut a three and a half inch section from each spindle that I’ll use as my “feet.” I give the wood leaf a good sanding to distress a bit more, and then I’m ready to glue the “feet” to the underside of my leaf. After my glue is dry, I dry brush some light ivory paint onto the “feet” and my project will be finished!

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Farmhouse Riser Centerpiece

I am so excited about this little farmhouse riser centerpiece and how it’s turning out!! It looks so rustic holding pumpkins for fall and it can be easily removed from the table if we need more space. I love how it still has nails in its side from previous years of use. Those little nails add so much character and oh, what a story they could tell about family meals from past generations!

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I love these “character” nails from previous use.

A Little About the Pumpkins

I’m using a few varieties of pumpkins to add texture to this centerpiece and the two larger pumpkins are perfect!! They came from T.J Maxx for about $12.00 each but the other pumpkins were fairly cheap, coming from Target and my existing stash. I use Linen White Chalked paint by Rustoleum and Rustoleum Metallic copper on the four medium pumpkins. Lastly, I’ll add some greenery that I have on hand and some wood beads from the Hobby Lobby fall section and it’s all finished!

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Farmhouse riser complete with pumpkins

We are officially ready for fall over her after this little DIY!! Thank you so much for checking in with Word and Home and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest!!



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I love baking, re-purposing items for my home, garage sales (goes hand in hand with re-purposing), hand crafting items, being outdoors, and now blogging.

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