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This might be one of those deja vu posts. Reclaimed wood + greenery = Lauren’s happy place!
That perfect combo is right up there with Bruno Mars radio and toddler dance parties…that’s pretty much the usual combination at our house anyway. (Oh, and Olivia’s booty shaking skills are way better than mine. What’s up with that?)
Anywho, you might remember this little set up in our dining room from just a few months ago.
Then, with only weeks until we host a 20+ person Thanksgiving at our house, we decided to change up our dining room.
You’ll be seeing a little more about that tomorrow, but basically the giant too-monstrous-for-our-space buffet table has gone buh-bye. And that meant our wooden shutters needed a new home on a different wall.
A super sweet friend of ours gave me these perfectly rustic shutters one day because they were just collecting dust in her garage. Um…yes please! I will never have the heart to get rid of them.
I got the idea to hang them a little bit differently than how I’d usually seen them put up as wall decor using a couple of D-rings for each one. I decided to flip them horizontally since they were the perfect size for the width of our blank dining room wall.
I picked up these preserved boxwood wreaths on sale at Target to give them an extra bit of pop and texture too. (Since you already know that’s always my not-so-secret ingredient.)
Aren’t they cute?! I think the shutters would look kind of lonely without the wreaths up there with them.
I’m finding more and more that I love using boxwoods everywhere. They work for every season, and all I have to do is maybe embellish them just a little bit for Christmas coming up soon.
And since they’re preserved, I can’t kill them! Ha! Otherwise, they wouldn’t have a prayer. If you have boxwood bushes already in your yard, you can even make them yourself, but no such luck here for me.
So now our once blank dining room wall finally has a little rustic-y love. They tie in perfectly with our foyer too.
I can’t wait to show the other new change I’ve added to this space tomorrow. It’s way more fitting than the huge buffet was before. But the DIYed chairs and rope chandelier have most definitely made the cut to hang around for a while.
Oh, and do you see the easiest fall centerpiece ever on the table there? A wreath + a pumpkin = the fastest table decor in the history of everything. That was sort of a happy accident one day when I needed a place to move that wreath that used to hang on the shutters before, but then I just left it.
Do you like our dining room tweak? Or my preserved can’t-kill wreath obsession? Or super sweet friends who let you plunder their garage for “treasures”? If you need me, Olivia and I will be shaking our groove thangs in the living room to “Uptown Funk”.