Thanks for stopping by today. I am excited to share a few of my simple Christmas Decorating Ideas. I tend to lean towards sentimental Christmas decor. Things that have been handed down from one generation to the next.
I am happy to be here today as a part of the Porch “Out of the Box Ways to Use Hardware” Challenge. I have been working closely with Porch.com amd Hickory Hardware to show you what I can do “Out of the Box”.
It’s fun to see what each one’s creativity brings. So don’t miss seeing ALL EIGHT #outofthebox ideas with hardware…
Each blogger is SO talented, I can’t wait to see what they have been up too, as well.
NOW, for my idea to use Hickory Hardware “Out of the Box”…Continue Reading
Looking Back at September is going to be a delight and a lot of fun for me today. I had a wonderfully busy month not only on my blog, but with family and friends, too. I am blessed to be able to share some of that with you here today.
While I was in Cali, I found a vintage window frame to add to my mantel/headboard.
Using some wood scraps from another project, I made my own version of pumpkins. Yes, there HAS to be a blue one. (HUGE smile!)
I was on a blog tour with 29 other bloggers. I was able to show my Blue and White Fall decor ideas.
I hosted the FIRST ever #BestofDIY Link party with 27 bloggers total. I am still blown away by the response and the INCREDIBLE projects that were linked up.
I have been looking for a new lamp, and didn’t like the price, so I made my own DIY Lamps Plus Inspired Gold Lamp with DIY Burlap Lampshade.
One of my favorite posts was:
I am Brave and Beautiful
In-between there are many more posts, Inspiration Monday link parties and lots of love.
Thanks for visiting my blog while I am Looking Back at September. (Since it is almost November)
Make it a fabulous Wednesday!
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Welcome to A Festival of Fall! Fall is officially here. And you know what that means, right? It means bloggers are excited and thrilled to share their own Fall crafts, decor, recipes, home tours and DIY projects.
Today is my turn to show you a few of my Fall ideas. I had so much fun showing you other ideas here, here and here. Today I am working with 29 bloggers to bring you THE BEST in blogland.
My goal this year was to bring blue, white, and REAL foliage into my Fall decor.
Using fresh clippings from right outside my door, I was able to achieve that. My vintage blue mason jars were needed, as well.
I love to use as many natural elements as possible. So using tree twigs and branches, and stumps was also a good option. Before throwing away a perfectly good tin can, I painted it two shades of turquoise. It now is home for my twigs and sticks. (Easy Peasy)
Botanical prints are some of my fave. They bring a natural feel to any room. I made each of these pillows to add the color I wanted and needed for my Fall decor. You can find the tutorial for the pillow on the far right here.
I painted a block of wood, turquoise and, then I stacked it with my vintage books. Can you tell it’s not a book?
My blue vintage mason jars are filled with more clippings from outside. Adding a little orange helped bring in the Fall colors.
My Pottery Barn Knock-off Pumpkin is the balance I needed for this vignette. (Now you can tell the blue “book” is a block of wood. Sneaky, huh?)
This is a view of the blues , oranges, whites and real foliage I used for my Fall decor. This is one of my favorite views right now.
As a part of the Festival of Fall and the natural Fall look, I included succulents and a white painted pumpkin on a candlestick. My vintage window and mirror, and clock are an optimal backdrop.
A jute bow is a simple, yet finished accent.
Our bedroom also needed a few Fall elements.
Placing thrifted candlesticks and painted white pumpkins in a wooden tray bring in texture and variety,
Can you tell I am enamored by this Fall look?
I am thrilled to have you join ALL 30 of us for A Festival of Fall.
I hope you have A Festival of Fall everyday this week. Be sure to pay my friends a visit and tell them I sent you.
Make it a beautiful Fall day!
Happy Thursday everyone! This week is rolling right on by, isn’t it? The Fall Home Decor Home Tour continues today. There have been SO many ideas and creativity. It’s been a real treat to visit each blog to see their interpretation of Fall. I love it.
Now, to tell you a story about my Roadside Vintage Window Frame and an idea.
I was in California a about 2 weeks ago. While my daughter-in-law and I were driving through my old home town, we saw a man on the side of the road selling vintage and new items. My eye caught a glimpse of a LARGE picture frame. I mean, it was larger that poster size! We quickly turned into the parking lot. My DIL said,” If the frame is $15 I will buy, for sure!” She got out of the car towards the “stuff”. I saw her look down at what I thought were window frames. I jumped out to see what she was looking at. Yes, they were indeed vintage window frames!
There were 4 window frames. Now, to choose which one(s) I wanted. BUT, how much would it cost me??? My DIL had already asked him about the frame. The price was $7! Really? That is awesome!
Next question,”How much are these window frames?” He replied, “Oh, I guess 3 dollars a piece.” Yowza!! What a steal of a deal! Did he know what he had? I don’t think so…
This is the frame I chose. Yes, I only bought one. And, Yes, I am kicking myself for not buying all 4. (heavy sigh)
Look at all the rust and chippy goodness.
Everything was still in tact. A little dirty, but a beautiful patina.
I had a an ideal new home for my vintage window frame.
Right above my “mantel headboard”.
With a little cleaning up, it looks like it belongs there.
You can see I have had fun playing with accessories on my shelf.
One of my favorite views in our room. With the chandy, vintage candlesticks, mirrors and now my Roadside Vintage Window Frame.
It’s always amazing to me how such a small change can make a big impact. Who would have thought a $3 Roadside Vintage Window Frame could change the look and feel of my bedroom?
I am still working on our bedroom and more posts will follow to keep you updated.
What is a favorite view of your bedroom? Do you try to keep it serene and inviting?
Thanks for joining me today. I was REALLY excited to tell you about my Roadside Vintage Window Frame.
Before you leave, don’t forget visit the Fall Home Decor Tour. It is as simple as clicking on the picture below:
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Happy Thursday everyone! I am happy to be home from California. I spent a week with our kids and grandkids. It was lots of fun, food, swimming, visiting, games, and great one on one talks. I love being with them. BUT, I sure missed my Hubby.
Today is a fun post for me. It’s is all about What Meegan Makes August Highlights. It’s always fun for me to look back and see what I have done the past month. I thought you might like it too.
Happy Thursday everyone! How has your week been going? Mine?? Well, it could be a LITTLE better, but overall, I would say I am very blessed. I am happy to be here with you today. I KNOW you will love my idea to Use a Large Shelf or Mantel in Place of a Headboard. It has been of the BEST projects I have done in a long time. AND I am sharing it with YOU today.
I have been searching and searching for a “mantel” or large shelf for about 2 years. I REALLY wanted to use it as a headboard.
I am part of a “garage sale” facebook group in my area. I browse through everyday looking for something I might be able to refinish, paint, or redesign. I came upon a woman who was selling 4 large shelves. I jumped at the chance and bought one as soon as I could.
It was a great weekend. I went to a bridal shower that was gorgeous! I had so much fun just looking at all the details. I worked on a few projects here at home. AND I am ALMOST finished with our bedroom. Just a few more details until I can share the WHOLE thing with you. You are gonna love it!!
It’s a beautiful Monday and I have the Monday Blues. (Like always) BUT today is special because I have special Summer edition of my Summer Top 12 Posts. It’s fun for me to look back and see all that I have shared with you. I hope you enjoy them as well.
Happy Monday! I am ready for the start of a new week, aren’t you? Life is slowing down for us just a little after our family reunion. It always is sad to say good-bye to all the kids and grand kiddos, but, the experience of spending quality time with them is irreplaceable.
I have been busy once again working around our home. I bought a dresser in May and was finally able to work on it recently. And, now I am pleased to share my Thrifted Dresser Makeover Using Homemade Chalky Paint.
I started out with this lovely…
One Set of Twin Sheets, Three Ways. Crazy, right??? Not if you use a little creativity and imagination. I bought a set of twin sheets and turned them into curtains for our living room, dining area and a cover for my grandma’s vanity seat.
Here is how I did it…