Oct 2, 2014

little bit of fall.

I'm enjoying a new pumpkin scented candle and my fall mantle this morning. Makes me wish I was wearing a chunky sweater and boots but it's supposed to get up to 85 today so shorts it is.

Yesterday was a little hectic as I painted pumpkins, did some grocery shopping, and tried to finish up a cabinet I am refinishing. This morning I got everything cleaned up and now I can enjoy my clean house dining room. {The rest of the house is a wreck.  Always happens when I am in project mode and I promised my husband he would come home to a more peaceful place tonight so I've still got some work ahead of me today.}

I don't have a ton of seasonal decor.  I'm trying to get to a place where I have one rubbermaid bin per season (except Christmas) that I can pull out.  A new wreath and a few quick updates to the mantle are enough for me.

When I opened up the fall decor bin I had a few pumpkins and that was it.  I added a new white pumpkin ($5 at Wal-mart), a medium pumpkin ($3), and 5 small pumpkins ($3 for all).  A couple bags of white beans and some Christmas lights were the only other new additions.  Emily and I fancied up some of the pumpkins with white and gold acrylic paint.  I'd love to find more fake pumpkins to paint and keep in my bin for next year but all the ones I saw were too pricey.  I'll be watching the sales in a couple weeks.

I love how it turned out.  Simple and sparkly and less that $15.  The white pumpkin and the polka dot pumpkin will get carved in a few weeks and I'll add some harvest-y decor in their place.

I finally found my corn husks at Bi-Lo and followed this tutorial to make a fall wreath.  Not sure this will hold up for more than one season but it only took an hour.   The straw wreath form (18") was $3 at Michaels after a 40% off coupon, I already had the pins, and the corn husks were $5 (this only took half of the pack). I think it would be pretty with a burlap bow on it somewhere but I love how simple it is so it's going to stay like this.

We are off to school to bring a soon-to-be birthday boy a special treat. Back soon!


Jenna said...

I love this, especially how eclectic you've become! I'm excited for our new home to have a fireplace for there are great plans for more built-ins around it. I'm an auction hunter and pick up the coolest stuff. Can't wait to send you pictures♡

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