Thursday, October 2, 2008

Happy Fall Y'all

I have been SO inspired by many blogs I have been introduced to lately. I love decorating my home for any reason from daily life, parties, to holidays but have been in a bit of a rut lately. I had several projects that needed to be done but have been lazy! So yesterday was the day! I did so much. (Lots of spray painting) It was a bit insane. I woke up this morning around 5 because I think my mind was running so much with ideas. Not only did I finish a few projects that I was working on for the house but I decorated completely for fall.




I was really excited to get this chair finished and the side table next to it. I found the table for $7 (or $7.99 - I always justify purchases by rounding them down), spray painted it, added a little lamp, and poof...a new little seating arrangement. Thanks to my friend Brittany who so generously gave me the adorable chair. It used to be green but now is red and I had the cushion made.

My favorite project that I did yesterday though was painting and adorning pumpkins. I just used an acrylic paint and glaze and gave the pumpkins a distressed look than used a very fine glitter and added some glass beads. I love them and they look very classy yet still a fall decoration. I am very pleased with how they came out.

I also found some really great buys at Home Goods for some extra Halloween decor. I LOVE the "Trick or Treat Smell my Feet" sign that I got. It really makes me smile. My other fave find was this custom made pillow. The "Trick or Treat" is cross-stitched. I am so going to cross stitch something for Christmas and make a pillow like this.


I have so many more things I would love to create for fall but my little guy Jack is turning 2 in a few weeks and I need to finish up details for his party. I also need to get baking and finish up my Halloween cookies. I will post pics when I finish. They are super cute.


Yesterday was a great day. Jack went to school so Sam and I ran around gathering items for all my little projects. He was a trooper getting in and out of the car so much. He has really started crawling well and is chasing me around the house as fast as hit little arms and legs will take him. I need to figure out what they are going to be for Halloween. I was thinking that they could be rock stars or I thought it would be cute for Sam to be a skunk. Not sure what I am going to do....we will see.





I am sure my little ones will be up soon. Can't wait to see their little sleepy early morning smiles. That is so the best part of the day.

20 comments:

Brittany said...

Everything looks great! Now I want to do new decorations at my house!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Bets!
This is such a good idea. I've been thinking of you often. The decor looks awesome. I'm working on Baby Rowan's room this week. Just finished painting and now will install hardwood flooring. I'm super excited!
Take care!
Lacy

Shannon said...

Everything looks so pretty!! I love all your Homegoods finds! And I LOVE that red chair!!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I am s ooooo happy you commented on my blog. Glad you came out of lurkdom....because now I came to see your wonderful home...LOVE the red chair redo..gorgeous..and I sooo plan on doing that to some pumpkins. Did you use real or fake? cherry

HD said...

Your decor looks awesome! How bout' you and Britt come and decorate my house? :)

Betsy said...

The pumpkins are fake. I just distressed them with a faux glaze and then used a little mod podge and put a very fine glitter on them.

Bella Casa said...

Love everything, that chair is fantastic, too! Enjoyed my vist, so nice to meet you:)

Bella

Jen r. said...

Love the pumpkins. they look great!

Darlene said...

Everything looks FABULOUS!! Love all of your decorations!

new every morning said...

Everything is so cute ... my favorite is the first picture ... the lamp, chair and pillow are fabulous!!!

Julie said...

Everything is so great. I love that chair:) and your pumpkins look so cute.
julie

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

LOVED everything I saw here!!! That chair is to die for. I noticed you're a sew-er too. I have a couple of tutorials on my site if you want some fun ideas that others graciously shared with me. : )
M.L.

Stephanie said...

very cute stuff! I love your banner!

Astrid said...

OH! I love that HARVEST banner. Love your decorations! :)

Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes said...

I really like that candy shaped pillow. Did you make it? Very nice!

Christina said...

Everything looks so nice. I love your harvest banner and the glitter pumpkins are great. That red chair is Won.der.ful!!!

southerninspiration said...

It's a good thing you don't live next door to me, or that red chair might disappear! just kidding, but oh so NOT kidding in saying that i LOVE that RED CHAIR!! It's delightful!
Suzanne

Meghan said...

So sweet!
Totally heart that Trick or Treat pillow.

Kimba said...

So cute! Thanks for sharing your fall decorations with all of us! I really love those pumpkins that you fancied all up. So great!

Thanks for coming to my party! Happy halloween!
Kimba

Finley said...

Everything looks so cute..! Impressed with your Halloween planning and decorations.