Creating a thrift store urn tablescape for spring is an affordable way to add vintage finds to your dining room.
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Welcome to this month's Thrift Store Decor project.
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Each month, I come together with my blogging friends to bring you fabulous thrifty ideas for your home from the shopping adventures of our local thrift store.
Be sure to follow to the end of the post where you will find links to the other projects.
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These two pieces were just purchased last week when Ashlyn and I came across the top part of a china cabinet for $30. She's working on turning that into something really cool. She's already started stripping the old stain.
This month's post is a little different in that I didn't have to do anything to the vessels.
I'm sharing how I took several collected thrift store urns and used them in a tablescape.
One of my favorite things to do is to create beautiful tablescapes. All of the vessels plus the pair of little birds are all from the thrift store.
I may use the same place setting, but always change things up with the centerpiece.
This place setting would easily work for an Easter table or for Mother's Day. These thrift store birds received a simple dry brushing of chalk paint.
Thrift store finds are an inexpensive way to decorate a fabulous spring table.
What to Look For at the Thrift Store
- plastic urns
- ceramic urns
- brass and silver urns
- crystal urns and compotes
- wood urns
I've been collecting urns for quite a while. I love it when I score and find a white one.
I have several that are concrete, resin, and silver. Those are fabulous as well. I tend to use those singularly in vignettes.
You can see more on how I use urns in this post.
If I am creating a tablescape with urns, I love for them to all be the same color scheme.
My preferred color is white.
Whites work well with all of my fabrics, china patterns, and any favorite flowers.
I have found some brightly colored pieces in the past that just didn't work for me. Paint is the quick fix.
Spray Paint Thrift Store Urns
You can unify the different shapes and colors of your thrifty finds with spray paint!
Yes, spray paint is your friend.
Check out this post to see how I painted the crock with my favorite spray paint for ceramics.
Luckily all of these urns and compotes were already white. They look fabulous with the painted crock that was originally red. What a treat it is to come across milk glass vases and compotes.
How to Use Urns
- fill with a floral pick
- Easter eggs
- faux succulents
- faux flowers
- real flowers
- moss balls
- bottle brush trees
The first thing that I did for this tablescape was to place my runner. I purchased this runner last year at HomeGoods, and it is by far my favorite runner.
Start by placing some sort of tray in the center. This wooden tray has a nice vintage feel. It gives a layered feel to the table.
This crock was a thrift store makeover from last year. It's what I consider the focal point.
A few books add interest.
II love using crystal or glass candlesticks from the dollar store. These are my choice of candlesticks for spring and summer.
I tucked in the white urns, all from the thrift store, with the candlesticks. You can find my exact curtain lights HERE.
I was looking to use only what I had so I pulled out my faux hydrangeas from Hobby Lobby for the centerpiece.
Moss balls were the perfect thing for me to use in the urns.
You may notice that I did not have enough moss balls. I almost sent Ashlyn on a store run for me.
I checked out my floral stash, and I had a bag of reindeer moss. I used this in two of the urns.
I'm so pleased with how it turned out.
I can use any of my china to create different looks. If I want to give it an Easter feel, I could tuck painted eggs here and there.
I see myself using this look for a while! Bentley invites you to check out the other projects from the thrift store team. You will find the links below.