Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Touches of Fall

Happy Fall Y'all!  I hope you're finding this fall season lovely and bright with warm colors and crisp Autumn smells!  I finally changed up my Mantle decor.  It's been stuck on my spring decor since March!  I was so busy this summer that I never got the chance to change it up!  So I thought I would share my fall mantle scape along with my simple fall entry table.  

I dressed it up with staggering white chippy candle sticks, popping orange berries, white carnations, golden sunflowers, a few decorative pumpkins and squash, and my large chalkboard with my fall themed drawing!

I added the banner to my picture on Pic Monkey!  LOVE that program!

I tried to go pretty simple on my entry table.  I tend to me more of a minimalist and having too much will tend to freak me out after a few days! :)

I added some warm yellow flowers, a couple birds, some large berries on bottom, a couple candlesticks, and some layered frames, one with our family picture from last fall.  I plan to turn that gorgeous white one into a chalkboard.. just haven't got there yet!

Well, that sums it up for my fall touches around my house.. The rest of the house stays the same through out the year.. I hope you're having a wonderful day and fall season!  I am reminded this time of year to count my blessings and I have many!  I am thankful for my family and friends and each one of YOU!  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Before and After, and New Pieces at the Shop!

Hey all!  I finished a couple pieces and took them to the shop a couple days ago.. This a a short post, as there is a lot to do today, but I wanted to share!!  Enjoy!

I restored this hutch to a more neutral, farmhouse like piece.  The green just wasn't right! :)

I LOVE how it turned out!  I stained the top to match the farmhouse table set I currently have for sale.

Yikes right?!  I mean, it's not horrible, but it definitely needed a makeover. 

I just love this new stain I tried out.  It's called Mission Oak by Minwax.  It's a soft honey brown.  Mmmm! ;)

I threw some fall accents on the farmhouse table. I didn't take a lot of time with it, but it gives it a bit of color!  I'm going to do a post on some fall and Thanksgiving Tablescapes soon!  So come back for that!

Here's a shot of one burlap and eyelet table runner I made.  I have a few to choose from right now, so if you're looking for something new but rustic for your Thanksgiving table, come on by!  This one is $22.00.

My newest table!  It's so beautiful in person!  It's good sized too.. 

I still have this end table in the shop!  Someone come and get her! haha

The addition we built is just lovely.. I LOVE staging my space with the barn wood as my backdrop.  But as you can see, there is still work to do! :)  Like the back wall... hmm.. will it ever get finished..?  I'm sure you can all relate to projects taking their sweet time right? :)

Well, that sums it up for today!  I hope each of you has a day filled with joy, peace, and many blessings!  Thanks for visiting!!

Monday, October 7, 2013

DIY Fall Floral Burlap Arrangement

Wow!  It feels like forever since I've posted!  I went on vacation for a week and all the work of trying to get ready and then play catch up when I got home was insane!  I am still fighting to catch up with many things.  But I have to say, it was the time of my life!  My Aunt and I went to Maui for a girls trip and we explored the entire island, staying in three different places, and adventuring it up with amazing activities, from sea kayaking, to a helicopter ride, to the largest zip line in all of Hawaii!!  We pretty much did it all and saw it all!  The beauty of this island is breathtaking!  Really shows what a creative God we have.. It's mysterious and magical and just stunning!  Anyway, onto the DIY for today!

I had posted a preview like a month and a half ago and it's taken me this long to follow through with the post.. Sorry about that ;) 

  So here are the supplies you need for this, and how I put it together.

several fall floral bouquets in different colors and textures 
{I bought mine at the dollar store, 6 blooms each bouquet}

burlap cut to 30" x 15" 
{color of your choice, I chose blonde}

{for arranging the flowers}

jute string 
{cut long enough to double around and tie}

hot glue gun and a lot of glue sticks

 Step 1:  Start by hot gluing along the edges and simply turning it over to create a fold.  This doesn't have to be perfect, it's a bit rustic.  

Step 2:  Cut your foam to the size it needs to be to fit into your burlap once its folded over.. sorry, I didn't get this measurement, but it's pretty hard to go wrong here.. " So here are the supplies you need for this, and how I put it together. :)  Cut all of the stems off of the bouquet and make sure you leave them long enough to insert into the foam, while long enough to come out of the burlap sack.  Start arranging your flowers and placing colors and textures as you desire.. 

Step 3:  Place the foam arrangement onto half of the burlap and simply fold over, and hot glue the sides together.

Step 4:  Grab your jute string and circle around the burlap sack twice to give it interest and then double knot.  You really can use or do whatever with this part.  You can use a thicker jute rope, tulle, burlap, other fall material.. you get to decide!

And that's it!  You're done and you have a beautiful rustic floral arrangement! 

 I made a smaller one too!  Isn't it lovely? :)

 I hope you found this tutorial easy.  Feel free to email me if you have any questions at all! 

As always, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving comments!  I love them all! Have a wonderful and blessed day!
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