9.19.2012

Decorating a small entry way for Fall


Hi peeps! Well Fall officially starts this Saturday but apart of me is still hanging
onto summer. How about you? I'm not sure why because our pool is
CLOSED and Mother Nature is dropping leaves like crazy. I'm easing
into it and thought I should start with my entry way. SMALL, but 
definitely a welcoming entrance to our home and usually decorated
for the season or holiday.     
 
My entry way is small cozy and if I could change one thing about it
besides the size, I would have an outlet installed for a lamp.  

I didn't have to spend any money to put this little vignette together. 

I have a stash of flowers, greenery, and foliage that I store in the basement.
What if I'm a hoarder? I might be boarder-line, but that's another blog post :)
Seriously, It's like I have my own floral shop plus some extra stuff. 
When I need to change my decorations out I go down to the basement,
play around and try to come up with some creative ideas. 

These stick looking things are my mom's dried up pampas grass.
We cut them back last year and I took a bunch to use in my decorating.
Love the texture and the fact that it's from my mom's garden. 

9.14.2012

My version of {DIY} Burlap Message Board


 I'm sharing my version of the ever so famous Burlap Message Board.
 I've been wanting to make my own all summer and now it's done. I needed an 
  area to call my own to display pretty things and stuff that inspires me. 

I'm not sure if our kids even know what this picture is. I found this at IKEA with four other
retro looking pictures. I thought it was too cool so I sprayed painted the frame and hung it up.
 It takes me back to my college days. Thank goodness for computers.

Allison from House of Hepworths was one of many that inspired and you can
see her step-by-step directions here. I was too lazy to do my own, but I followed 
hers to the T. It's easy and it looks like you spent a ton of money. Shh...I'm not telling. 


My hubby even put his guitar pin up...
I got the little "Move Mountains" from Marian aka Miss Mustard Seed 
at Haven{DIY conference I attended this summer}. She attached it her
business cards, did I mention how talented she is? I'm glad I kept this
and hung it up because it inspires me daily that I "can" move mountains.

Have a blessed weekend-