Hello everyone! Thanks for stopping by! With most of my fave bloggers already posting about Christmas decorating, I figured it would be a good idea for me to go ahead and post about my fall decorating! Better late than never, right?!
Let’s get started with the diy fabric garland below…It was a simple diy from the leftover fabric of my sofa pillows. Super easy to make, the garland packs a big punch! I like to mainly focus on the family living area whenever I decorate for the season….Makes things much simpler. And all of us need simple! (I’m preaching to myself here.) 🙂
Here’s a little snapshot of the entry. This diy chalk art idea came from Pinterest, via Valerie McKeehan. Isn’t it so cute?!
Through the front door is our great room…where lots of snuggles and laughter fill the air!
Our coffee table is the Ikea Lack table, and it’s actually two tables held together by clasps. (Yes, clasps. My sweet hubby knew how to hide those unsightly clasps SOMEWHAT inconspicuously. But I’ll take it. Lol!) They’ll eventually be attached by brackets. 🙂
And that beautiful old wooden toolbox was another yard sale score.
And I’m in love with my birchwood logs below….which, by the way, I will not be burning. They were only purchased for their prettiness. 🙂 Oh, and the olive bucket was only $10 at Walmart. (Regular price…no joke!) Eventually, I’d love to “age” this galvanized bucket!
Below are pics of our mantle…
The black bar under the tv is our sound bar. If you don’t already have one, go get one on Black Friday. This little speaker packs some serious sound!
The diy banner was so fun and easy to make. The supplies were either items that I already had (i.e. the black sharpie and pompoms), or items that were clearance purchases from Michael’s (i.e. the fabric flowers and the pre-cut canvas banner).
The diy “B” is an imitation from the Pottery Barn moss initials. Again, super-easy to make! All I did was hot-glue moss in random places all over my wooden letter (bought at a yard sale). That’s it! To see the full tutorial, and to get more ideas on using moss, click this link!
Don’t you love this little wooden box that’s holding all my pumpkins and pinecones? I found it at a flea market!
Below is my vintage bar cart with old wooden boxes, a beautiful old floor lamp, a handmade doily, a vintage washboard that says, “busy bee” (because that’s what I like to be, hee hee), an old clipboard, and some fun decorating books….All of these items were yard sale purchases!
Our two leather-tufted chairs were a craigslist find, as well as the Ikea Ektorp sofas. And I know that the thought of white couches might cause some of you to gasp a little, but after two years of chocolate stains, dirt stains….and just life….I can honestly say they still look brand new!! And if there’s ever a stain that simply won’t come out, it’s comforting to know that I can easily replace my current machine-washable Ikea Ektorp slipcover with another one! It’s totally worth it!
Well, that’s it for part 1 of my fall home tour. Part 2 will be on the blog in the next few days, Lord willing. (Here’s Part 2 of the Fall home tour that I promised!)
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