Monday, September 14, 2015

Fall Decorating in the Dining Room

{This post is sponsored by the Home Depot}
We are halfway through September already.  Can you believe it?  You know what that means - pumpkins, apple cider, cozy blankets, cooler nights, and Fall decorating!  I kicked off my Fall decorating last weekend with a great DIY project from The Home Depot - A Rustic Pumpkin Stand from their DIH Workshops.  

I love how my stand turned out!  The project involved using a jig saw (my first time using one!) and was super simple to put together.  The fun part was deciding how to finish it off.  I chose to stain it using Minwax's Classic Gray #271 stain.  Then I applied a metallic wax finish to finish it off.
I placed the stand in an area in our dining room and filled it with cut mum stems.  I don't think there is a flower that symbolizes Fall more than the mum!

I think it's pretty cool that The Home Depot offers these workshops.  The Home Depot offers Workshops at all of their locations for do-it-yourselfers of all ages and experience levels.
There are three types of Workshops offered - Do-It-Yourself (DIY), Do-It-Herself (DIH) and kids.  Customers can learn how to build decor projects, how to make easy home repairs and how to operate tools through demonstrations and step-by-step instructions.  Visit The Home Depot to learn more.
The Home Depot's Workshops are designed to provide a mix of associate-led instruction, demonstration, and some hands-on learning.  Materials can be purchased to make your own project.  For more information, contact your local Home Depot Store.

I had so much fun building the pumpkin stand, I decided to also build a box to use as a centerpiece on our dining room table.

I finished it the same way as the pumpkin stand and then filled it up with pumpkins, gourds, candles, and greenery.

The table is set and all ready for Fall.

I kept it simple - pumpkins and squash in white and green (surprise, surprise) to tie in with the pumpkin stand, and just a touch of orange in the napkins.

Here's a close up of the finish on the pumpkin stand.  I really like how it turned out!


Big thanks to The Home Depot for sponsoring this post!  I had a lot of fun working on the pumpkin stand, and now, I think I can say that I am officially ready for Fall.

To locate and sign up for a workshop in your area, visit The Home Depot HERE.

Several wonderful and inspiring bloggers participated in creating their own DIY Rustic Pumpkin Stand. Visit the links below to check out their wonderful ideas for using the pumpkin stand all around the house.
·         Domestically Speaking
·         Redhead Can Decorate
·         My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
·         Setting for Four
·         Little Red Brick House
·         Live Laugh Rowe
·         Thistlewood Farms
·         Little Glass Jar
·         Ella Claire
·         Anderson and Grant
Guest Room
·         All Things Thrifty
·         Over the Big Moon
·         Pretty Providence
·         Lou Lou Girls
Living Room
·         DIY on the Cheap
·         The Frugal Homemaker
·         Dogs Don't Eat Pizza
·         Just a Girl and Her Blog
·         Maison de Pax
Dining Room
·         The Yellow Cape Cod
·         Southern Revivals
·         Meadow Lake Road
·         Inspiring Hearts & Homes
I acknowledge that the Home Depot is partnering with me to participate in this Workshops Program (the "Program").  As a part of the Program, I am receiving compensation in the form of products and services, for the purpose of promoting The Home Depot.  All expressed opinions and experiences are my own words.  My post complies with the Word Of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) Ethics Code and applicable Federal Trade Commission Guidelines.


  1. Beautiful, as always. I love the 'understated' festive-ness (NOT orange EVERYWHERE). :) I have a similar box on our table that needs a Fall-makeover, might need to do something similar..!!

  2. Your take on this project fits right into my neutral fall decor. Love that you created the centerpiece box too! Jamie | anderson + grant

  3. I love the weathered finish on your pumpkin stand. Looks great in the dining room!

  4. So pretty! I love the weathered look you went with and that you built a box too for the table, I think I might do that now too! Your dining room looks beautiful and definitely says fall!

  5. I agree with Laureen (above) that it is understated and simple, yet absolutely stunning. I love everything, your photos are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

  6. This is beautiful, Alissa! Your planter looks perfect on your counter. I love your box filled with gourds and candles too.

  7. This is beautiful, Alissa! Your planter looks perfect on your counter. I love your box filled with gourds and candles too.

  8. I love that Home Depot host classes and workshops every month. My first one was a class teaching tile installation and that was over 8 years ago. Your planter turned out beautiful and I especially love your centerpiece! Absolutely gorgeous!


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