Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fall Mantle

Here is our fall mantle for this year.

The newest addition is the metal J up top. It is awesome and really added some rustic
charm to the mantle.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Fall Porch

For some reason I was dead set on having a fall porch... I am not quite sure why?
Maybe it is my sub-conscious knowing that I will probably not be able to decorate for Christmas as much as I like to with having a baby due.. who knows?

For a great before you can read my post on re-doing the front door HERE.

I just love burplap and fall colors so that was my inspiration for the porch...

And here it is...
I really really do love it!

I do plan on adding some real pumpkins once they start coming out. Now if we could just get some cool crisp fall weather to go with my porch that would be even better!

I am linking up at:

The DIY Show Off

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Fall Wreath and Front Door Redo!

Our front door was so BORING!
It did not add anything to the curb appeal of our house and it was time for a change!
This is what it looked like before:

When I decided that I was going to paint the front door, I was also inspired to make a fall wreath. So off I went with all 3 kids to the store...so fun :) and got some supplies.
I found a great chunky wood frame from the craft section and spray painted it white.

Next I found a J for James and some moss and then I got out my hot glue gun.

I know this is all pretty self explanatory, but then I just hot glued the moss all over the J...

I could not figure out how I was going to hook my J onto the frame because I could not hang it onto the frame... then I saw that the backing of the frame was just a very thin piece of wood and so I figured I would paint it and then glue the J on.
Striped just seemed very "fallish" and very much my style so I painted very simple and very imperfect stripes onto the wood. It really does not matter if they are super straight or crisp because the letter will cover most of it up.

Then I distressed the white frame with some brown ink... to give it texture and character.
And then I just put it all back together and hung it with some orange burlap on my freshly painted door...
I am really so in love with how it all turned out.

It gives our house so much more character and helps it to stand out.

Happy Fall!!!!!