Are you guys Project Runway fans? I've watched almost every season. I was inspired by fan-favorite challenge, the "unconventional challenge," for this series. If you're not familiar, contestants must find items to make their garments from an unconventional store, i.e. not a fabric store. Once they had to find items from a hardware store, once from a candy shop and one time in the trash of an office building. I didn't go that extreme, but I wanted to choose shop or store to find items for a tablescape that you wouldn't traditionally think of to shop for tabletop goods. For this first edition I went to good old Home Depot. I mean, I'm there every weekend anyway. Some of these items I even had in my garage already. I wanted to illustrate that you don't have to drop big bucks at Pottery Barn to get a beautiful table (I still love you PB), with a little creativity, you can even shop your garage!
- Drop cloth with left over black paint
- concrete DIY planters (tutorial coming soon)
The beautiful dinnerware was supplied by my friends at L'entramise, a shop full of fabulous disposable dishes and silverware, so perfect for an outdoor party. I used: dinner plate in grey smoke / flatware in jett / tinted water glass in jet / stemless white wine glass
photos by A. Fatouros Photography