*Walnut Hollow sponsored this post, but all thoughts are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make PMQ for two possible.
When I was on the Walnut Hollow website earlier this year looking for jewelry boxes, I stumbled across their basswood round plates and knew I wanted to try something with them. So try, I did! I must admit, it took me a beat to figure out what exactly I wanted to do with them. I thought about painting giant gingham on them, but I’ve already done that. I thought about decoupaging them, but that didn’t feel very durable. And that’s when I settled on the idea of a great colour block.
See, I’m super inspired by the elements around me, and our new kitchen floor tile has a distinct pattern, which I thought would lend itself perfectly to these basswood round plates, as chargers on a bold & colourful easter tablescape.
DIY Colour Block Chargers
Like with all good projects, this one will take very little time, and create quite the impact. I think the toughest part will be picking your colours. I definitely flipped flopped on the scheme a few times, before deciding to do 2 in each colour scheme. I opted to keep the same pattern for continuity though.
What you’ll need: 11.5″ round basswood plates, craft paint (I used Fusion’s line of paints), a few brushes, and some painter’s tape! I suppose a measuring tape would also come in handy too.
Because I did a somewhat geometric aka colour blocked pattern, I wanted to bring a bit of precision to the game, so I used a measuring tape and some painters tape to create a good grid. After I painted the first quadrant, the rest was mostly freehand with a few tape adjustments.
You can be as precise as you want, and the final effect will be that much more outstanding if you do.
Some pieces needed a little detail touching-up once the colours were on, but it was well worth it, because once they were sealed they looked perfect on my bold & colourful easter tablescape.
I ended-up finding the perfect napkins from Sugar & Cloth to match to the chargers, and it even looks like I pulled my whole colour scheme from them!
Creating a Bold & Colourful Easter Tablescape
So here comes the fun part! Actually setting the table. As I mentioned above, my entire house is kind of upside down at the moment, and without a studio this spring, I had to get creative to create the entertaining space we’ll use.
I somehow got our kitchen table out from under a pile of stuff in the dining room, and then hauled it into the living room. Same with our wallpapered sideboard! I managed to create a little pocket of colourful sanity in this hamster house.
Make a chocolate bunny easter cocktail!
Creating the actual place setting was actually pretty easy once I had a colour palette so cleverly pulled from the napkins. It’s all about layering, creating depth, and then adding a little whimsy, kind of like the mini chocolate bunny sitting in the champagne coupe.
Don’t you just love the paint on my hands? I promise they’re clean, this is just paint I can’t get off my hands at the end of each day after the renos. I’ve never let it stop me before, and I sure as heck won’t now.
p.s if you love this wallpapered sideboard IKEA hack as much as I do, you’ll want to check out the tutorial. It’s super easy to do yourself.
I think in this case, because this is not our dining room, keep the sideboard situation nice and light was the ideal solution. A few glittery gold bunnies, maybe a chocolate one, some butterflies and bold statement lighting. Now THAT’S how you dress a sideboard.
Shop the Colour Block Easter Tablescape