Friday, September 24, 2010

Happy Fall Y'all

I don't like to get too gimmicky when it comes to decorating for the different seasons.  I prefer to add just a hint here and there.  Sometimes less is more.
I have to be careful about the colors I choose because my house is a dark red.   
Come on in and I'll show you what I added for fall decorations.

I already had this bowl of tiny pinecones and spanish moss, so I just added a few pumpkins and gourds.

I added some fall garland that I purchased from Michael's.  It was 50% off too. 
Can you see them?
There they are.  I just added two little scarecrows to the arrangement that was already on my dining room table.
I added a few pumpkins and gourds to the arrangement that was already on my kitchen table too. 
I then changed out the candle in my birdcage and added a few pumpkins. This display is on my kitchen counter.
Thanks for stopping by.  See y'all later. Happy Fall Y'all!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

It's the Unexpected

Do you see them?   They're hanging on the wall.  Do you know what they are?  Outside window shutters purchased from Home Depot.  I tried to come up with an inexpensive way to decorate this very long wall in my son's college house.  I already had these shutters that I had previously used in my own home so I brought them to  Tuscaloosa.  If you look really close you will see that they are plastic.  It's the unexpected!
This picture also includes the coffee table that was transformed from an old kitchen table.

Monday, September 6, 2010

It's Not a Kitchen Table Anymore!

My husband was given an old kitchen table that belonged to his great aunt.  We didn't really have a place for it so RD had a great idea to turn it into a coffee table.  He cut the legs off and painted it beige.  To protect the top from spills, he put several coats of polyurethane on it.  It turned out great.  My son has been using it in his house while he has been in college. I'm thinking of bringing it home and using it in my sunroom. 

You can still see all the scratches that were made over the years.

It has been a great conversation piece too!