Usually when you think of fall decor, you think of autumn colors – greens, browns, oranges. I’m taking the path less traveled by using flannel and denim to add some autumn warmth to our house. The flannel is just so comfortable and that’s what it’s all about for us.
I used the Silhouette heat transfer material to create a little sparkle on my denim inspired pillow covers.
After following the cutting instructions on this Silhouette glittery material, I ironed it on the denim pillow covers I sewed.
As far as craft projects go, this one is really easy
I love the gold and in truth, it looks even better in person
I’m hoping these colors will easily transition into the Christmas holiday with the addition of a little red plaid.
If you get a chance to use this product, let me know what you think. It’s really easy to do and with the silhouette, the design possibilities are pretty endless.
I picked up this vintage chip can at a local garage sale. The turquoise inspired me to make a few changes on the porch. I really love dark brown and turquoise together so, after I power washed the wicker chairs, I used a can of brown spray paint to refresh them a bit.
I picked up this little table at Home Goods a few years ago, it was pretty faded from the weather
I sanded the little table and applied a few coats of rub on walnut, good as new. I purchase shipping materials for the etsy store at The Dollar General and was really happy to find this pillow for $8. One less pillow to sew and it matches the cover I’ve already made
My son bought this gnome when we was little, he’s in college now so it’s one of my favorites. I think I’m pretty happy with the affordable updates, just need to purchase a few more plants – that’s the fun part! Hope you are enjoying spring
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This table has a sponge painted-ish finish in shades of mottled gold – yikes. Trust me, it was even uglier in person
I painted it in Annie Sloan CoCo and dry brushed Old White along the edges and details. I think it gave it a beachy, casual look.
The beveled glass makes the table light and airy
My next project is this gorgeous hand carved, bow front buffet. It was missing a tiny piece of trim, last night after dinner, I realized these shish kebab skewers are the perfect size. Just need to miter the ends. I can’t tell you what a blessing this is, I really hate it when small pieces hold up projects!
Our son is moving home from his first year of college this weekend, very happy to have him back!!
I finally got around to finishing our kitchen bench. I picked up clearance fabric at JoAnn’s for $4 a yard and it’s really perfect
I bought the remaining two yards so there was a big piece of leftover fabric for chair cushions and bows.
Here’s the before, I was startled when I turned around and saw this crane walking by
Here’s the finished project. I really love the neutral gray, in fact, I brought it to ACE hardware, color matched it and picked up a sample can for .99 cents for the door to the sunroom that adjoins the kitchen
I’ve painted this door 3 or 4 times and I think this is the winning color. It’ll look better once we change the hardware.
All the cool colors in our kitchen made me want to add wood shelving, much like this inspiration photo from Fixer Upper on HGTV…..love their work!!
We used their design as inspiration for a floor to ceiling version. The black gas pipe can get very expensive so we opted for the galvanized steel, we’re planning on painting it anyway and it’s much cheaper. I should mention, the hardest part of this project was washing the pipe, YUK!!
We picked up this live edge maple at a mill and added a coat of golden oak stain.
The golden oak orange faded dramatically and I really love the look.
This piece goes floor to ceiling but, we put caps on the ends to minimize the holes we needed to drill.
Here’s a shot of the live edge on the wood, so gorgeous
This wall is next to an angled wall so the open pipe shelves is really the perfect solution
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I’ve been doing a little redecorating in my almost eighteen year old’s room. He’ll be going to college in the fall so you could say my timing is a little bad. The truth is, his room has always been a disaster, he’s definitely a pack rat. I’m hoping that by creating a more mature bedroom with matching furniture, an organized closet and calm colors it will help him transition into the young man I know he can be. Fingers crossed!
We bought this table at least ten years ago, I think it’s from Target. It’s nothing special but I think it’ll make a great side table for our son’s room.
Here it is after a coat of soft gray. I didn’t plan on painting the wicker drawer but the contrast is pretty harsh
After I painted the wood trim, I felt much better about the finished piece. That’s why I love paint, if you’re not happy with your first try, keep going
I picked up this vintage crab ashtray at our local thrift store for $6. I’ve been using it to store paperclips but, it’s a little grimy.
This before and after is pretty dramatic. I found a “natural” recipe for brass cleaner 1tsp salt, 1/2 cup vinegar and enough flour to form a paste. It worked so well!
I love this midcentury ashtray, he’s been repurposed as a desk accessory
Here’s my other little thrift store find. It’s a Trojan Horse ($10) and yes, it’ opens!
before & after
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Last night, we went to Home Depot to pick up some closet shelving. I stumbled on to these numbered hooks. They were on clearance for $2.50 a box
I love the idea of numbered hooks but didn’t love the finish. This is after one coat of Annie Sloan Old White
I don’t want to put 10 holes in our wall so, I’m going to attach them to this discarded cabinet drawer face….after it gets a coat of Annie Sloan Graphite
Here it is, almost finished. I’m gonna have Terry add the hooks. The odds of me getting five hooks perfectly spaced are small. When it’s all done, I’ll hang it in our basement bathroom. It has black & white tile and a vintage feel so, this will be perfect.
I’ll post an updated photo of it when I get it hung. Happy almost Spring!!
I picked up this card catalog and stand at a local thrift store for $75. It fits perfectly on this little wall, just outside our kitchen
The top is not painted very well, when it was originally used, there was probably another card catalog on top of it. I added a few garage sale globes and a carrot carrying pickup truck to hide the scratches
I considered making new labels but, I don’t think I could do better than space robots and yes, I checked the money drawer, it was empty :(
It’s also the perfect hiding place from the new dog. In case you’re wondering, I’m not the grammar police, in fact I’m the one who is frequently ticketed. I bought the sign for my son, it was a joke, he didn’t think it was funny – teenagers :)
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We purchased this vintage Nichols & Stone Rocker from our local recycle center….it was falling apart but, Terry carefully clamped & glued it back together
I painted it with Antibes Green by Annie Sloan.
It’s such a fantastic pop of green.I finished it with slight distressing and clear wax. I’ve seen this color done with dark wax and it’s gorgeous but, I wanted to keep the brightness of this green
This is actually an adult size chair, they were built lower to the ground back then
Wouldn’t this look so cute in an all white nursery! Best part, works for a boy or a girl
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