Tag: decorating for Fall

Five Simple Ways To Get You Ready For Fall

September 30, 2016

Fall is a favorite season for many and a time to refresh and change up your look indoors. Here are five quick and easy ways to bring Fall inside without having to spend a lot of time or money:

* Bring a pair of clippers out on a walk to bring in natural (and free!) flowers and branches for indoor vases. This week I cut some ornamental grass and made a couple vignettes:

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My Fall Front Porch

September 25, 2016

The temperatures sure have dropped this past week in the Northeast. We even had a freeze warning last night! The trees are just beginning to change their colors:

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This weekend I decided it would be a good time to start a little Fall decorating. I always seem to begin decorating outdoors first. Here is my front porch getting ready for Autumn:

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Simple & Uncomplicated Furniture Painting

August 31, 2016

Are you still holding on to that special piece of old furniture that you have wanted to paint forever? A reader wrote and asked, “I really would like to paint this little table/bench/chair but I can not figure out which process would be easiest for me. I would really like to give it a try.  Also, can you suggest a few colors that you think  looks best on painted furniture? Thx!”

Well I understand how you might be confused! There are so many different techniques and options today for painting furniture. I am happy to share with you all what has worked best for me, as well as my overall knowledge on painting furniture!

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For all of my furniture painting projects, I always turn to my number one paint choice which is  Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan. I LOVE the product because it is so easy to use. No priming is needed and you can use indoors because it is non-toxic and  odor-free. So instead of the process being a chore by worrying about which primer to use and how to prepare the furniture, I feel that using Chalk Paint® makes it a fun and easy venture.  Here is my stash of chalk paint:Read More

Simple Pumpkin Centerpiece

October 16, 2013

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Isn’t this pumpkin hut so creative? It is a local farm stand where I buy my pumpkins every year:

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I stopped by today to get a good size pumpkin for a centerpiece I had seen on Pinterest that I loved:

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I love going to this farm stand to buy fresh fruit and vegetables because they have so many different and unique items. After selecting my pumpkin, I grabbed my clippers and raided the neighbors yards:

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I didn’t want anyone to see me so I was laughing at myself trying to cut fast and run! I just crack myself up sometimes.

Here is my beautiful pumpkin:

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First, I cut off the top of the pumpkin, then I carved out the inside so I could place a vase:

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I filled the vase with water and flower preservative:

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And then started filling my vase:

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The only issue I had was knowing when to stop:

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Simple, quick and fun. Perfect! Have you enjoyed creating any projects this Season?

Linking up at Serenity Now Blog here. Great ideas- check it out!