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The Table: Turn Simple Home Items Into a High-end Tablescape


Join Hometalk’s DIYer Channing, as she shows you how to go from ordinary to extraordinary - holiday style. She’ll be decorating her Texas home for Christmas and bringing you along for every DIY, showing you how to turn everyday items into easy holiday decor. These budget friendly hacks will save you money on decor so you can spend it on gifts to put under your perfectly trimmed tree.

In today's episode, Channing is finishing up her porch and getting started on creating a stunning, magazine-worthy tablescape to impress her Christmas guests. Get some inspirations and ideas for your own fun and festive table right here!

it s beginning to look a lot like a christmas table

Here's her table before she started adding any Christmas cheer. Sad and empty...but not for long...

it s beginning to look a lot like a christmas table

After spraying glass plates with vinegar, Channing gave them this cool mercury glass look. Check out her exact technique in the video above.

it s beginning to look a lot like a christmas table

Channing had a few tricks up her sleeve for adding a little height and texture to her holiday table.

it s beginning to look a lot like a christmas table

Instead of buying or making a table runner out of fabric, Channing cut a few tree clippings and laid them down the center of her table. The result looked (and smelled) fantastic!

it s beginning to look a lot like a christmas table

And here's the finished look! Bright, merry, and definitely ready to impress Christmas guests. Check out the full how-to in the video above!

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  • KrisR
    on Dec 21, 2018

    Where is the video?


  • Susan L
    on Dec 22, 2018

    Can you eat off the Mercury glass plates?

    • Cassie Maas
      on Feb 27, 2019

      You don’t actually eat off of a charger. The dinner plate goes on top of it.

  • Carol K
    on Dec 25, 2018

    I don't have a question but want u to know is a really homey look love it lot of love there and fire pit with the stones will be a fantastic added memory merry a Christmas I so miss not having a home and making it homey and warm 💞💕

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