So yesterday I showed you how I did a little DIY refurb on my new to me dining room table set and mentioned that yes, I really do set my table this way. My mother always had an impeccable table and to me a table feels naked without some dressing. I thought I’d take a minute today and share what I did to dress out my table. 
First of all, I have an obsession with Williams Sonoma Outlet. Please note I said outlet. They have killer sales and are far more in line with my budget than the regular store. I don’t even mind driving  making my husband drive the 45 minutes it takes to get to one. I’m even on their e-mail list and once in awhile they send out 10% off of your purchase coupons. Love that. 
So a look at the tablescape again (click to enlarge):
And a breakdown:
1. Mustard color placemats and napkins were from WS Outlet on steep sale (70% off I think?)
2. Wooden square napkin rings are also from WS Outlet and I got them dirt cheap. I think it was $12.00 for all four.
3. The round woven placemats that make up the “runner” in the middle are from Ikea. You can find them here.
4.The small green plate in the middle was on clearance at Target a few years ago. I loved it’s color.
5. The plate holds our C&B butter dish ($4.99) and our salt and pepper set that I got creative with (we’ll get to that in a minute). Those salt and pepper grinders are from WS Outlet and were originally marked $19.99 each. That’s right, I said each. Um no. When I found them they were in the clearance section for $4.99 each. Ahhh, much better. 

The only problem with grabbing them for our salt and pepper was that they were exactly alike and it wasn’t easy to tell which one you grabbed. So, while working on another project, I decided to try my hand at vinyl. I constantly swoon over people with their Silhouette machines, but at a pricey $220 bucks, I can’t afford it. Even on blog sales. So, I did a little research and found out that Cricut makes vinyl too. So I grabbed some from JoAnn’s in tan and red and fired up my machine. Here’s what they look like now:

So cute, right? I used the “From My Kitchen” cartridge for the design. The vinyl worked beautifully! I thought it would be so intimidating and hard, but nope. At $6.99 a roll, it’s far more affordable than a new machine right now. (I’d still love one though…drool.)

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