Some people decorate early for Fall and I am one of them. I decorate so early for Christmas that I started decorating early for Autumn so I could get a chance to enjoy the fruits of my labor before the end of October when I start transforming my home into a Holiday Haven. I have even started making things for Christmas as well as a few things for Fall that I have shown you in previous posts.
Project #1 My Square Pumpkins
Love my square pumpkins and that mailbox in the background I will be transforming into a Santa Box for letters for Santa in a few weeks.
Signs seem to be in and there are a lot of beautiful signs in the store. I bought a few and I made more then a few. I love making things and displaying them in my home. It brings me joy in doing it and a smile to my face when others visit and admire my work.
#1 Sunflower signs for my Daughter
#2 Gather door sign
#3 Farmhouse Chair
Found this blue chair at a thrift store. Perfect Farmhouse decor bones. I popped the snowman and wreath off the blue chair and painted it with black chalk paint and decorated it. PERFECT! Just the look I imagined when I saw it in the store.
#3 Farmhouse sign
Found these two cute farmhouse animal shaped dishes 1/2 price, went home found an old sign painted it black and used E6000 to attach the dishes to the wooden sign when it dried and hot glue the rope on the back so I can hang it on my wall.
When I am in the early stages of thinking what new projects I will embark on to come up with a design I desire to showcase in my home the first place I go to before I go to the store or the catalogs to order something is my basement and garage. Its my best place to shop free of charge. I find that I usually have on hand something I can re-purpose to develop the design I am aiming to achieve. I recently decided to decorate my home in the Farmhouse Style. I have always loved country and Farmhouse is close to decorating Country Style.
I found all I needed was wood, chalk paint, a glue gun and Gorilla glue to make what I wanted. I started pulling out old wood signs and began painting. My Farmhouse colors are black, white and green. I already had green and white in my home so I really just needed to add some black. Farmhouse decor seems to be the craze now when I was already decorating farmhouse style to a degree for years so it didn't take many projects for me to do to achieve that perfect farmhouse look.
I had my first trip to Hobby Lobby this month and I must say I am hooked. Kirklands is a nice place as well. This time of the year you can catch a lot of seasonal sales because the stores rushed to get fall stuff out. I loved all the 60-80% discounts. I am not ashamed to say I love the Clearance section in the stores. You don't have to spend a lot of money to design or redesign your home, re-purpose what you already have. I have been having fun going farmhouse!
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Don't be afraid to try for fear of failure. Nothing and no one is perfect. Mistakes and do overs help us perfect our craft. We learn from mistakes what not to do the next time. Even if it takes you several tries before you get it right that's ok. That is how we all learn. True, some learn faster than others but never let that make you want to give up because you are not one of them. Keep working at it. Don't let what you see others do or the attention they may be getting discourage your journey. If first you don't succeed try again and be proud of yourself for trying and not throwing in the towel. All things take time. You can do it!
I have an lots of florals in storage because I am constantly making arrangements for my Home and for picture staging some future customers can get a glimpse of what type of merchandise I can supply them with for Events and Parties. I had picked up some hydrangeas at Walmart and AC Moore some time ago and had done nothing with them. I have a lot of wreath frames in storage as well. I love grapevine wreaths so when I see them on sale or at thrift stores I pick them up and put them away for future usage. The idea came to me to make the hydrangea wreath because I thought it would fit in well with my Farmhouse change over. I may add some pumpkins to it later when I start decorating for Fall but for now I love the simplicity of it and I hung it on my closet door in the living room. It was an easy project the only required Floral scissors to cut the flowers down so I could hot glue them to the grapevine frame.
Project #2 A Hydrangea and Magnolia Floral Ring
I had a few hydrangeas left over and all I need was another cream colored flower so I use the Magnolias that was once a display on the back of my front door in a cone shaped metal holder. I will re-purpose stuff in a minute. You have to learn the art of reusing what you already have in your inventory it is so cost effective. The floral ring was made on a round styrofoam base. I put one of my luminara candles in a tall glass cylinder thin vase and placed it in the center of the arrangement. I think it compliments the wreath nicely.