Easy Fall Centerpiece with a Thrifted Antique Mirror

Last week was a crazy week, with all of the fall home tours, but today is a new day and it’s all about the Thrifty Style Team. I shared my fall home tour last week but I’m not quite through sharing all my fall decor. Today I thought I’d share this quick and easy fall centerpiece that I made with a thrifted antique mirror. 

Make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom to check out all of the Thrifty Style Team projects.

A quick and easy fall centerpiece made with an antique mirror and wood feet. An inexpensive way to add fall color and style to your table.

I’d like to tell you that I put hours of thought into this one but…nope.  This one just came about by accident. The hubs took me estate sale(ing) over the weekend for my birthday and I found this cool antique mirror for just a couple of bucks. Love a good deal!

A simple fall centerpiece made with an antique mirror and wood feet. An inexpensive way to add fall color and style to your table.

I brought it home and placed it on the kitchen table to keep it safe.

Trying to clean up the kitchen island (a never ending process) I moved all of my pumpkins on to the mirror. 

That was all it took. An idea was born…

I didn’t have time for a big project so I decided to tweak the mirror to see if my idea worked. It did need a little stability to keep it level so I picked up a pack of wood feet (candle cups) from the craft store to make feet (my only purchase). 

Easy fall centerpiece with pumpkins

I didn’t like the natural color of the “feet”, so I used some dark walnut stain I had in my stash. Not quite the look I was going for either, so I pulled out my gold Rub ‘n Buff and…well…rubbed it on. I loved the aged brass look from the stain and the gold. 

A simple fall centerpiece with an antique mirror and candle cups.

Next I added a small piece of velcro to each “foot”. I’ll probably hang the mirror at some point, which is why I bought it, so the legs are only temporary. I did consider adding handles but decided that they really weren’t necessary. After all, this is supposed to be a quick project. Who needs handles? ๐Ÿ˜‰

fall centerpiece velcro and candle cup

The only thing left to do was to arrange the pumpkins. Easy fall centerpiece in a jiffy, and for just a few dollars. Not something you’ll find on everyone’s table, but it fits right in here at the cottage. 

A quick and simple fall centerpiece made with an antique mirror and wood feet. An inexpensive way to add fall color and style to your table.

A simple fall centerpiece made with an antique mirror and wood feet. A quick and inexpensive way to add fall color and style to your table.

A simple fall centerpiece made with an antique mirror, wood feet and lots of pumpkins. A quick and inexpensive way to add fall color and style to your table.

An easy and simple fall centerpiece made with an antique mirror, wood feet and lots of pumpkins. A quick and inexpensive way to add fall color and style to your table.


Now it’s time to see what the other ladies of the Thrifty Style Team are up to this month. It’s always so much fun checking out all of their creative thrifty finds. 

Create a simple fall centerpiece with a thrifted antique mirror, wood feet and lots of pumpkins.

 

 

 

I’ve been feeling craft lately and also made an easy hoop front door wreath (complete with video!). You can check it out here.

Create a simple fall hoop wreath for your front door with just a few supplies. Plus there's a video.Simple DIY Fall Front Door Wreath

 

You can also find me at Between Naps on the PorchWorthing Court, Savvy Southern Style, French Country Cottage

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  1. Wednesday,October 11, 2017 / 8:12 am

    Such a cute project! Love the Velcro feet idea!

    • Kristi
      Thursday,October 12, 2017 / 12:46 am

      Thanks Pam, I appreciate it!

  2. Wednesday,October 11, 2017 / 9:04 am

    So clever & darling! Nice work, Kristi!

    • Kristi
      Thursday,October 12, 2017 / 12:46 am

      Thanks so much, Julie!

  3. Wednesday,October 11, 2017 / 9:05 am

    Accidental decorating is the best! I love how you repurposed this mirror… the feet are perfect!

    • Kristi
      Thursday,October 12, 2017 / 12:47 am

      I just wish accidental decorating would happen more often. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks so much Cindy!

  4. Wednesday,October 11, 2017 / 9:19 am

    Isn’t it serendipitous how things come together sometimes? We love how this mirror tray came together – it looks fabulous! And kudos to hubby for the estate sale shopping trip!

    • Kristi
      Thursday,October 12, 2017 / 12:49 am

      Thanks so much Vicki and Jenn! I’m usually searching for a project to do but this just happened. Not my usual method of doing a project but I’ll take it. ๐Ÿ˜‰ So easy.

  5. Debbie H
    Wednesday,October 11, 2017 / 9:32 am

    I like your mirror find and quick project. Way to early to put out pumpkins and gourds here. They would be mush in this heat.

    • Kristi
      Thursday,October 12, 2017 / 12:53 am

      Love a quick project (wish I could do more of them). I know what you mean about pumpkins and warm weather. I just picked these up this week because I was afraid of losing them to heat.

      Thanks so much for stopping in Debbie! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Wednesday,October 11, 2017 / 10:21 am

    I love the feet. I just did the same thing to a few old cutting boards and they have become the favorite accessories in my kitchen. Don’t be surprised if that mirror never makes it to the wall. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Kristi
      Thursday,October 12, 2017 / 12:55 am

      Ha, great minds, right? I’ve been away for a couple of weeks so I haven’t seen your project yet. I’m off to check it out. BTW, I’ve never heard of candle cups until I saw them in the craft store. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. Wednesday,October 11, 2017 / 11:02 am

    Fantastic idea!! It looks so lovely with the pumpkins all piled on it and the possibilities are endless for seasonal decorating. Love it!

    • Kristi
      Thursday,October 12, 2017 / 12:59 am

      Thanks so much, Vanessa! You’re right about the possibilities for seasonal decorating. I’ll have to think of something awesome to do with it for the upcoming holidays.

  8. jillian
    Wednesday,October 11, 2017 / 11:04 am

    Brilliant idea! Cute feet and love the pumpkins reflected in the mirror.

    • Kristi
      Thursday,October 12, 2017 / 1:00 am

      Thanks so much Jillian. I’d never heard of candle cups but they made the perfect feet, and they were inexpensive. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Wednesday,October 11, 2017 / 2:55 pm

    I mean …..bravo! This is so smart and so beautiful!

    • Kristi
      Thursday,October 12, 2017 / 1:01 am

      Thanks Deborah! For an accidental project, I’m thrilled with the way it turned out.

  10. Wednesday,October 11, 2017 / 3:17 pm

    How cute is that! I’ve got no pumpkins here, I am still over taken by wedding decorations. I suppose I could turn the white paper lanterns into pumpkins!

    • Kristi
      Thursday,October 12, 2017 / 1:04 am

      Eh…pumpkins come around every year but weddings are once in a lifetime. Congrats on your daughter’s wedding!

  11. Marlene Stephenson
    Wednesday,October 11, 2017 / 5:01 pm

    You little smarty and so very clever. Now i am trying to think if i have any mirrors i can use. Love those little feet.

    • Kristi
      Thursday,October 12, 2017 / 1:05 am

      Awww, thanks Marlene! I probably wouldn’t have thought of it if I hadn’t put that mirror on the table. I’m loving how it turned out though. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Wednesday,October 11, 2017 / 10:12 pm

    I love antique mirrors and this one is a beauty and the way you’re using it is brilliant!

    • Kristi
      Thursday,October 12, 2017 / 1:07 am

      Thanks so much Mary Beth! I’m a sucker for an antique mirror too. I don’t often find them at a good price but I got lucky with this one.

  13. Laura Harrie
    Wednesday,October 11, 2017 / 10:46 pm

    I love what you did with the mirror, very creative!

    • Kristi
      Thursday,October 12, 2017 / 1:08 am

      Thanks so much, Laura, I appreciate it!

  14. Julie
    Thursday,October 12, 2017 / 2:06 pm

    This is awesome! I love old mirrors. I love a lot of old things! The size of this is perfect for your table. It will be a great addition to your holiday decor. Love your fall home.

    • Kristi
      Sunday,October 15, 2017 / 9:27 pm

      Thanks Julie! I’m a huge fan of old mirrors too. I just don’t always have luck finding them at a reasonable price. I am looking forward to using it for the upcoming holidays. I appreciate your visit.

  15. Thursday,October 12, 2017 / 3:17 pm

    Brilliant!!! I am so excited. I have a mirror in the garage and had nowhere to put it. I am sooo going to try this!!!! Yours is beautiful and it is perfect in your darling cottage.

    • Kristi
      Sunday,October 15, 2017 / 9:30 pm

      Yay, I hope that you are able to give this a try Jessica! I am loving the way it turned out and look forward to using it for my holiday table.

  16. Thursday,October 12, 2017 / 7:59 pm

    Oh my goodness! I would never have thought to put feet on a mirror and use it on a table! Genius, I tell you!

    • Kristi
      Sunday,October 15, 2017 / 1:39 am

      Thanks Jane! Accidental decorating…love that it worked out this time. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  17. Kaycee F
    Sunday,October 15, 2017 / 10:29 am

    First, Happy Belated Birthday to you Kristi!!! I hope it was a great one. Next, I love the update to the mirror turned tray! The feet look so pretty up against the wood frame and on your table!

    • Kristi
      Monday,October 16, 2017 / 4:26 pm

      Thanks for the birthday wishes Kaycee! It was a quiet but good birthday. ๐Ÿ™‚ I appreciate you stopping by to check out my mirror turned tray. Hope you have a great week!

  18. Sunday,October 15, 2017 / 8:29 pm

    how clever is that to add the feet to a mirror to make a centerpiece. love it!

    • Kristi
      Monday,October 16, 2017 / 4:26 pm

      Thanks so much, Laura, I appreciate it!

  19. Monday,October 16, 2017 / 7:21 pm

    Great mirror turned tray! It makes a perfect platform for your pumpkins.

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,October 17, 2017 / 5:00 am

      Thanks so much, Lisa! I’m thrilled with the way it turned out. ๐Ÿ™‚

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