Creating a pretty Valentine’s Day tablescape is something that I enjoy every year. I like to change up the color palette and find new ways to reuse old decor items. This year, I’m using a combination of pink, gray, and white for a softer look.
As I was planning and sorting through my Valentine’s decor bin, I gathered several items that just needed a new coat of paint to make them work with this year’s decor colors. The metal Love sign was gold, but with a coat of Folk Art Home Decor Chalk Paint in the color Castle, it’s fitting in nicely. I’m reusing the same tray that I painted for my Let’s Flamingle party. One of the things I like about using vinyl letters is that when I decide to give a piece a new look, it’s easy to remove the vinyl. I didn’t need to repaint the tray because the shade of pink was great for the tablescape.
I’ve had this small wooden crate in my stash for a while. I gave it a makeover so that it can be used as a candle holder. I’ll be posting about this and some other easy DIY Valentine projects soon.
The coasters started out as cardboard coasters, but with the addition of jeweled ribbon, felt and vinyl, they match the tablescape nicely.
Little touches like adding some jeweled ribbon and some hearts to the candlesticks are easy ways to dress up plain items.
Another easy way to dress up a tablescape is by using pretty napkin folds. This rose fold is easy to do and always looks pretty.
How to Make an Easy Rose Napkin Fold:
- Fold a square napkin into a triangle
- Roll the triangle starting with the longest side up to the point
- Roll the napkin tightly to form the center of the rose from one end to the other
- Tuck the remaining piece into the back side of the napkin folds to hold it together
This set of china is one that I’ve had for more years than I can remember. It’s only a four place setting, so I don’t use it often, but it’s perfect for this year’s Valentine’s Day with its pink flowers and gray trim. I’m using gray chargers and pink napkins. I found the heart Target in the Bullseye’s Playground area for $1 each. They had labels on them that said ring holders, and they were trimmed in gold. With a quick coat of gray paint, they are just right to hold an after dinner piece of candy. I’ll be sharing the quick and easy recipe for heart candy tomorrow.
A few other DIY touches and our Valentine’s Day Tablescape in pink and gray came together. The Love Cube is something I put together from items in my craft stash. Stop by for our monthly blog hop challenge on Monday when we’re joining a group of blogging friends for a craft destash challenge. I’ll be sharing the simple how to then.
Using what you have on hand is always a great idea for seasonal decor. The small hearts that I’ll be using to hold an after dinner candy are the only new purchases I made. Paint is almost always the best way to give a new look to items you already have and a great budget friendly way to decorate.Create a Valentine's Day Tablescape in Pink & Gray for a softer look for a stay at home Valentine's date night. #ValentinesDayTablescape #TableforTwo #DIYProjectsforValentinesDay Click To Tweet
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Valentine’s Day Tablescape in Pink and Gray
My husband and I started dining in for Valentine’s Day years ago. I cook something special and prepare a favorite chocolate dessert. We dress for dinner as if we were going out, but staying in is so much more enjoyable than being in a crowded restaurant. We save dining out for the weekend following Valentine’s Day.
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