See how I put decorating in the title? I bet you didn't know this was going to be about decorating. I tricked ya.
I have put a lot of time into decorating our
Ok let's kick start this with some DIY excitement - I have a lot of jewelry and nowhere to put it all so I can choose what to wear.
See this right here? That's a jewelry board with cool vintage-y knobs from Hob Lob that I made using a piece of barnwood from the old barn across the road. Total cost: $8 - I saw one on ebay selling for $40. I am such a saver.
Oh, just a burlap monogram letter of the family name. No biggie - knocked that DIY project out in one night. Easy peasy.
And this lampshade?
Purple spray paint is the bomb.I made those things, folks. With my two hands. And some power tools. and a flame torch. Also, I did some fall decorating on that table with the wooden duck and a pumpkin candle. Ba-zing.
And now for the decorating portion of today's random blog post:
This is in our living room - I found the barnwood shelf/cabinet on Craigslist and the framed copy of A Tribute to the Stockman by W.H. Mumford is a gift from my sister-in-law, Hallie. The wooden dish is made from eucalyptus wood that we bought it in Australia. Glammed up pumpkins are from Michaels, as is the hurricane jar and candle. Wine corks were already on hand ;)
Next up the
mantel top of the entertainment center
Oh and check out my friend Ernie, perched atop some fall colored books - all but two of the books are from international trips we have taken.
These fall flowers are actually kind of recycled - I bought the orange and red one but the ceramic vase with raffia and the yellow flower are from my sweet friend Lindsay. In the spring, the whole thing is full of the yellow flowers that she gave me for my birthday a few years ago.
We live in a
And now we've come to the outdoors portion of the tour - from left to right: our front door with pumpkins, gourds and some corn stalks; close up of pumpkins (purchased from East Side Market); the porch at the back door (aren't my yellow mums pretty?).
And if, for some reason, you all like this kind of stuff please let me know. Maybe I'll do a 'house tour' or something. Or recipes I am going to use in my new crockpot that I finally got from Hyatt. Show me some comment love!
Until next time,
~ Buzzard ~