Nothing A Little Material Can’t Fix

I have an ottoman/coffee table presently.  I don’t love it, but until I find a new one, this does the trick in our Living Room.  It is a tray on one side and then a cushion for the ottoman on the other side.
Anyway, I had this small problem when I put the Fall decor on it….it was too dark and you really couldn’t see the burnt orange & sage green votive holders that well.  So I went into the linen closet to see what I could find.  I found two options.  I had two table runners in the closet that would work or at least I hoped would work.

First I tried this natural Bamboo/Jute style table runner.  I love the texture of it, but it was just alittle to wide.  Darn!!!
You can see how it bubbles up here.  Nuts!!!
But luckily the other table runner worked.  It was a more solid material, but still light in color and it fit perfectly.  I just flipped the extra material under on each side and it fit just the way I wanted it.  Now I get to enjoy the beautiful colors more.

So there you have it, my quick fix to make my ottoman/coffee table lighter without having to paint it.  😉  Though I did think about painting it white, but I didn’t like that idea for this ottoman.
What little fixes have you done around your home like this?  You know those “oh how can I fix this problem without buying something new” kind of problem.  I would love to hear all about it.  Please leave a comment about your great idea, so you can share it with others.
Thanks for stopping by everyone!!!  Have a great weekend!!!
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Tablescape Redesign

I love trying to come up with new tablescapes for my Dining Room table.  So I have decided to share a couple of different tablescapes with you.
This is what the table looked like in the Spring.  Simple & Elegant.

Then in the Summer.  Light & Airy.

Then the Fall.  Warm & Not just right.  It was missing something.  So I went back out shopping to find something else to add to the tablescape.

This is what I eneded up with.  Warm and Layered.  I added the table runner, and the two wired pumpkins and spaced everything out to take up more area on the table.  Lots of texture on this table now.

Table Ruuner – Target
Wire Pumpkins – Target
White Vases – Ikea
Wicker Pumpkin – Home Goods
Next up my Master Bedroom.